Gomezv.Abraham

COURT OF APPEALS EIGHTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS EL PASO, TEXASJul 17, 2015
No. 08-15-00171-CV (Tex. App. Jul. 17, 2015)

No. 08-15-00171-CV

07-17-2015

VICTOR GOMEZ, APPELLANT, v. JEANETTE ABRAHAM, HARRY ABRAHAM, AND JAMES ABRAHAM APPELLEES.


Appeal from the 210th District Court of El Paso County, Texas (TC# 2013-DCV0648) MEMORANDUM OPINION

This appeal is before the Court on its own motion to determine whether it should be dismissed for want of prosecution. Finding that the clerk's record has not been filed due to the fault of the Appellant, Victor Gomez, we dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution.

Unless otherwise excused, a non-indigent appellant must either pay for or make arrangements for the payment of the fees related to preparation of the appellate record to ensure that the record is timely filed. TEX.R.APP.P. 35.3(a)(2), (b)(3); see TEX.R.APP.P. 20.1(c); 37.3(b), (c). The clerk's record was due to be filed on June 28, 2015. The El Paso County Clerk notified the Court that the clerk's record would not be filed because Appellant has not made financial arrangements for the preparation of the clerk's record.

In accordance with Rule 37.3(b), the Clerk of the Court notified Appellant by letter regarding his failure to make financial arrangements to pay for the clerk's record and advised him that the appeal would be dismissed for want of prosecution unless he responded within ten days and showed grounds for continuing the appeal. See TEX.R.APP.P. 37.3(b). Appellant has not filed any written response or otherwise showed that grounds exist for the appeal to be continued. Pursuant to Rules 37.3(b), we dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution. See TEX.R.APP.P. 37.3(b)(authorizing appellate court to dismiss appeal for want of prosecution if the clerk's record is not filed because appellant failed to make payment arrangements for preparation of the clerk's record). July 17, 2015

YVONNE T. RODRIGUEZ, Justice Before McClure, C.J., Rodriguez, and Hughes, JJ.