Rafael Gurrusqueita Vegav.Harris Cnty.

Court of Appeals For The First District of TexasDec 13, 2012
NO. 01-11-00834-CV (Tex. App. Dec. 13, 2012)

NO. 01-11-00834-CV

12-13-2012

RAFAEL GURRUSQUEITA VEGA D/B/A RESTAURANTE Y TAQUERIA ALTAMIRANO, Appellant v. HARRIS COUNTY, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND THE HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY, THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT, AND THE HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT; CITY OF HOUSTON; HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; AND HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, Appellees


On Appeal from the 270th District Court

Harris County, Texas

Trial Court Cause No. 2010-59315


MEMORANDUM OPINION

Appellant, Rafael Gurrusqueita Vega d/b/a Restaurante y Taqueria Altamirano, perfected an appeal from the trial court's judgment entered on August 30, 2011. On July 26, 2012, the court reporter informed this Court that no reporter's record exists in this case. The trial court clerk filed the clerk's record on August 14, 2012. On August 30, 2012, the Clerk of this Court notified appellant, at his address in the George J. Beto Facility, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Tennessee Colony, Texas, that, because no reporter's record exists, his brief was due on October 1, 2012. See TEX. R. APP. P. 38.6(a). The Court's letter was returned, and the Court was informed that appellant had been discharged and had left no forwarding address.

On October 22, 2012, after appellant failed to timely file a brief, the Clerk of this Court notified appellant that he had failed to timely file a brief and that failure to file a brief and motion for extension by November 12, 2012 could lead to dismissal of this appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 38.8(a), 42.3(b). This letter was also returned, because appellant had been discharged and left no forwarding address.

Accordingly, because appellant has neither filed a brief nor responded to the Court's notice, and appellant has not provided us with any other address or means of contacting him, we dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution. See TEX. R. APP. P. 38.8(a); 42.3(b). We dismiss any pending motions as moot.

PER CURIAM

Panel consists of Justices Jennings, Higley, and Sharp.