In re Estate of Arrendell, 213 S.W.3d 496 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2006, no pet.).

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The trial court found, among other things, that the testatrix lacked testamentary capacity. On appeal, the court was distressed that the record was incomplete. A presumption exists that the missing portion of the record supports the factual determinations made by the fact-finder and thus all fact-based contentions of error failed.

Moral: When appealing a decision of the trial court, be certain to supply the appellate court with a complete record.