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First of all, the pauper's affidavit is simply an affidavit for him to not pay court fees, claiming poverty. However, what you undoubtedly meant to say is that he filed an Appeal Bond.
But the question remains - can he stay on the premises? The Harris County JP Court site explains it the best: If the eviction proceeding was for nonpayment of rent, a tenant who appeals by way of an affidavit stating the appellant's inability to pay costs or file a bond, is entitled to stay in possession of the premises during the pendency of the appeal if (1) within five (5) days of the date of filing the pauper's affidavit, the tenant pays to the justice court one rental period's rent, and (2) during the appeal process, the tenant pays to the county court rent within five (5) days of the due date under the rental agreement.
If the tenant fails to pay the rent as required during the appeal process, the landlord may gain possession of the property. Rule 749b, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
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