(a) On the filing of an initial application under this subchapter, the clerk of the court shall:
(1) issue process for service on each adverse party named in the application; and
(2) attach a copy of the application to the process.
(b) To the extent applicable, the process and service and the return of service must be in the form and include the substance required for process and service on a defendant in a civil action in a district court.

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 171.094

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.

(c) An authorized official may effect the service of process.