In Texas, a trial court may schedule contested cases on its own motion, provided it gives the party "reasonable
notice of not less than 45 days" before the first scheduled trial setting. Tex. R. Civ. P. 245; Raines v. Gomez,
118 S.W.3d 875, 876 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2003, no pet.). When a case has been previously set for trial, the
trial court may reset the case to a later date on reasonable notice to the parties, which may be less than 45
days. Tex. R. Civ. P. 245; O'Connell v. O'Connell, 843 S.W.2d 212, 215 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 1992, no writ). To
determine what constitutes reasonable notice for resetting a case to a later date, we must look to the facts of the
individual case rather than be guided by an arbitrary time period. O'Connell, 843 S.W.2d at 215. The Texas
Rules of Civil Procedure also require notice of the trial setting to be sent by personal service, courier-receipted
delivery, certified or registered mail, fax, or by any other manner as the trial court in its discretion may direct.
Tex. R. Civ. P. 21a; Raines, 118 S.W.3d at 876. A party is generally charged with notice of all orders that are
rendered affecting the case. See Continental Casing Corp. v. Siderica Corp., 38 S.W.3d 782, 791 (Tex. App.-
Houston [14th Dist.] 2001, no pet.) (counsel chargeable with notice of court order where copy of court order in
court files had particular date stamped on it, court's docket sheet indicated that order was signed on that date,
and notice of order and date it was entered was mailed to all counsel of record).Cantu v. Salameh, Tex: Court of
Appeals, No. 01-08-00017-CV. 1st Dist., Houston June 18, 2009.
Therefore, it appears that in Texas if this was the first time the trial was set then reasonable notice to a party would be at least 45 days from date of service. Notwithstanding, I would confer with local counsel to protect your interests and rights.