Appellate case number: 01-19-00144-CV
ORDER Trial court case number: 18-DCV-252443 Trial court: 505th District Court of Fort Bend County
Proceeding pro se, appellant, C.J.M., has filed a notice of appeal of the trial court's final decree of termination. Appellant's brief initially was due on April 29, 2019. See TEX. R. APP. P. 28.4(a), 38.6(a). And, we extended the time for filing appellant's brief to June 3, 2019, with no extensions absent extraordinary circumstances. Appellant has filed a motion for an extension of time to file his brief. We grant the motion. Appellant's brief is due no later than MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019. See TEX. R. APP. P. 38.6(d).
Because this appeal involves the termination of the parent-child relationship, this Court is required to bring the appeal to final disposition no later than August 26, 2019, so far as reasonably possible. See Tex. R. Jud. Admin. 6.2, reprinted in Tex. Gov't. Code Ann., tit. 2, subtit. F app. Accordingly, no further extensions of time will be granted.
"Pro se litigants are held to the same standards as licensed attorneys and must comply with all applicable and mandatory rules of pleading and rules of procedure." Morris v. Am. Home Mortg. Serv., Inc., 360 S.W.3d 32, 36 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, no pet.); see Mansfield State Bank v. Cohn, 573 S.W.2d 181, 184-85 (Tex. 1978); Green v. Fed. Nat'l Mortg. Ass'n, No. 01-18-00258-CV, 2019 WL 1716347, at *2 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 18, 2019, no pet. h.). --------
It is so ORDERED. Judge's signature: /s/ Russell Lloyd
[v] Acting individually [ ] Acting for the Court Date: June 11, 2019