As has been its recent pattern, the The Texas Supreme Court ended its conference week with a bang, deciding five cases, granting thirteen more for argument this winter, and issuing a supplemental opinion on a rehearing with today’s order list.

(I am shepherding a brief out the door, so I will not be able to give detailed summaries today. The raw opinions are collected on this page from the Court’s website.)

Appellate geeks may notice that today’s order list is the first time that the Court has specified which decisions new Justice Eva Guzman joined. She participated in today’s merits decisions and petition grants, other than Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. v. Limmer, No. 06-0023, in which she had written the court of appeals opinion that the Court reversed today. Justice Guzman did not, however, participate in today’s routine petition denials.