2000 TOYOTA PICKUP, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee.

No. 10-07-00341-CVCourt of Appeals of Texas, Tenth District, Waco.
Opinion delivered and filed February 6, 2008.

Case Number: 10-07-00341-CV 09/04/2008 Case stored in record room 07/17/2008 M/E/T to file petition for review disposed proceeding denied 07/15/2008 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court – See Remarks 07/14/2008 M/E/T to file petition for review filed

Appealed from the 66th District Court, Hill County, Texas, Trial Court No. 44992.

Appeal dismissed.

Before Chief Justice GRAY, Justice VANCE, and Justice REYNA (Justice Vance concurs with a note).[*]

[*] (“I join the opinion only to the extent of dismissing for failure to pay the filing fee.”)

MEMORANDUM OPINION
TOM GRAY, Chief Justice.

Mark Trapp appeals from an adverse judgment rendered in a forfeiture case regarding a 2000 Toyota pickup. He has not filed a docketing statement. See TEX. R. APP. P. 32. He has also not paid the filing fee.

In a letter dated November 19, 2007, the Clerk of this Court notified Mark that the docketing statement must be filed within 21 days from the date of the letter. No docketing statement was filed. In another letter dated January 3, 2008, the Clerk warned Mark that if the docketing statement was not filed within 21 days from the date

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of the letter, the appeal would be dismissed without further notification. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(b), (c) and 44.3.

More than 21 days have passed and we have not received the docketing statement.

Further, in a letter dated November 5, 2007, the Clerk of this Court notified Mark that the filing fee was due and should be paid within 10 days to prevent a dismissal of the appeal. The fee was not paid. In a subsequent letter dated January 10, 2008, Mark was notified that the original filing fee was past due. See TEX. R. APP. P. 5; Appendix to TEX. R. APP. P., Order Regarding Fees (July 21, 1998), see also TEX. GOV’T CODE ANN. § 51.207(b) (Vernon Supp. 2004), § 51.941(a) (Vernon Supp. 2004). Mark was warned that if the fee was not paid within 10 days from the date of the letter, the appeal would be presented to the Court for dismissal. TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(c).

More than 10 days have passed and the original filing fee has not been paid.

Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed.

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