1998 SATURN VIN 1G8ZH5282WZ106822, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee.

No. 02-06-439-CVCourt of Appeals of Texas, Second District, Fort Worth.
Delivered: February 8, 2007.

Appeal from Criminal District Court No. 4 of Tarrant County.

PANEL D: DAUPHINOT, HOLMAN, and GARDNER, JJ.

MEMORANDUM OPINION[1]

[1] See TEX. R. APP. P. 47.4.

PER CURIAM.

Appellant Richard Tharpe attempts to appeal from the trial court’s judgment signed August 8, 2006. Appellant did not file a postjudgment motion to extend the appellate deadline; his notice of appeal was therefore due September 7, 2006.[2] But he did not file a notice of appeal until November 20, 2006.

Because the notice of appeal was untimely, we sent a letter to Appellant requesting a response showing grounds for continuing the appeal, as it appeared we lacked jurisdiction.[3] Appellant’s response requesting a continuance did not show grounds for continuing the appeal. Accordingly, we dismiss this case for want of jurisdiction.[4]

[2] See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1 (providing that notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after the judgment is signed).
[3] See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.1, 26.1 (together providing that appellate court has jurisdiction when notice of appeal is timely).
[4] See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a), 43.2(f).