Eric Anderson v. Matthew Sturdivant

TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-19-00398-CV Eric Anderson, Appellant v. Matthew Sturdivant, Appellee FROM THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 1 OF TRAVIS COUNTY NO. C-1-CV-18-012072, THE HONORABLE TODD T. WONG, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION The clerk’s record in this appeal was due for filing in this Court on September 9, 2019. On December 10, 2019, we notified appellant that no clerk’s record had been filed due to his failure to pay or make arrangements to pay the trial clerk’s fee for preparing the clerk’s record. The notice requested that appellant make arrangements for the clerk’s record and submit a status report regarding this appeal by December 20, 2019. Further, the notice advised appellant that his failure to comply with this request could result in the dismissal of the appeal for want of prosecution. To date, appellant has not filed a status report or otherwise responded to this Court’s notice, and the clerk’s record has not been filed. If a trial-court clerk fails to file the clerk’s record due to an appellant’s failure to pay or make arrangements to pay for the clerk’s fee for preparing the record, the appellate court may dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution unless the appellant was entitled to proceed without payment of costs. Tex. R. App. P. 37.3(b). In this case, appellant has not established that he is entitled to proceed without payment of costs. See Tex. R. Civ. P. 145. Because appellant has failed to pay or make arrangements to pay the clerk’s fee for preparing the clerk’s record, this appeal is dismissed for want of prosecution. __________________________________________ Gisela D. Triana, Justice Before Chief Justice Rose, Justices Baker and Triana Dismissed for Want of Prosecution Filed: February 19, 2020 2 03-19-00398-CV Court of Appeals of Texas texapp Tex. App. Eric Anderson v. Matthew Sturdivant 19 February 2020 Published b00f59b89c1b5368561b9b2d67c2f5971813ec51Original document