We hear this case on transfer from the Third Court of Appeals in Austin. See TEX.R.APP.P. 41.3. --------
This appeal is before the Court on its own motion for determination of whether it should be dismissed for want of prosecution. Finding that Appellant has not filed a brief or a motion for extension of time, we dismiss the appeal.
On December 4, 2020, the Clerk of the Court sent the parties a notice that Appellant had not filed her brief or motion for extension of time. Further, the notice advised the parties of the Court's intent to dismiss for want of prosecution unless one of the parties responded showing grounds to continue the appeal. No response has been received as of this date.
This Court possesses the authority to dismiss an appeal for want of prosecution when the appellant has failed to file a brief in the time prescribed and gives no reasonable explanation for such failure. TEX.R.APP.P. 38.8(a)(1). Because Appellant failed to file her brief and has not responded to our inquiry, we dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution pursuant to TEX.R.APP.P. 38.8(a)(1), 42.3(b), and 42.3(c).
JEFF ALLEY, Justice February 19, 2021 Before Rodriguez, C.J., Palafox, and Alley, JJ.