1996 JAGUAR v. STATE, 13-03-146-CV (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi 12-30-2004)

1996 JAGUAR, VIN# SAJHX174TC766857, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee.

No. 13-03-146-CVCourt of Appeals of Texas, Thirteenth District, Corpus Christi.
Memorandum Opinion delivered and filed December 30, 2004.

On appeal from the 130th District Court of Matagorda County, Texas.

Before Justices HINOJOSA, YAÑEZ, and GARZA.


Appellant, Brandon Burnett, perfected an appeal from a judgment entered by the 130th District Court of Matagorda County, Texas, in cause number 02-E-0625-C. The clerk’s record was filed on April 1, 2003. The reporter’s record was filed on May 9, 2003. Appellant’s brief was due on June 9, 2003. To date, no appellate brief has been received.

When the appellant has failed to file a brief in the time prescribed, the Court may dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution, unless the appellant reasonably explains the failure and the appellee is not significantly injured by the appellant’s failure to timely file a brief. Tex.R.App.P. 38.8(a)(1).

On June 9, 2004, notice was given to all parties that this appeal was subject to dismissal pursuant to TEX. R. APP. P. 38.8(a)(1). Appellant was given ten days to explain why the cause should not be dismissed for failure to file a brief. To date, no response has been received from appellant. Appellee has filed a motion to dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution.

The Court, having examined and fully considered the documents on file, appellant’s failure to file an appellate brief or to respond to this Court’s notice, and appellee’s motion to dismiss the appeal, is of the opinion that the appeal should be dismissed for want of prosecution. Appellee’s motion is GRANTED, and the appeal is hereby DISMISSED FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION.