If we're talking about an appeal bond for a civil case, for instance, the governing provision will be Tex. R. Civ. P. 571, so the bail bond surety provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (or the Occupations Code, for that matter) would be inapposite. In a civil appeal, the only standard is that the sureties be "good and sufficient". That determination is made if the sureties are "approved by the justice". Though it's not directly controlling, it may be useful by means of analogy to note that section 604.002 of the Government Code provides an alternative for official bonds: either two good and sufficient sureties or a corporate surety that is authorized to conduct such business in Texas. Without the benefit of further research, that's just what I know off the top of my head.
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