Patricia Decoud Hilliard v. Sandra Ortiz--Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 1 of Harris County (per curiam)Annotate this Case
Opinion issued March 29, 2012.
Court of Appeals
First District of Texas
PATRICIA DECOUD HILLIARD, Appellant
SANDRA ORTIZ, Appellee
On Appeal from the County Civil Court at Law No. 1
Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 965316
Appellant, Patricia Decoud Hilliard, filed a notice of appeal signed by her "agent," Gunny Thompson, USMC (Ret.), who does not appear to be a party to the trial court's judgment and is not licensed to practice law in Texas. A notice of appeal must be signed by a party to the trial court's judgment or that party's attorney. See Tex. R. App. P. 9.1, 25.1(b). Appellant's notice of appeal fails to invoke this Court's jurisdiction since neither appellant nor her counsel signed the notice of appeal.
On November 7, 2011, the Court notified the parties of its intent to dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction unless appellant filed a response demonstrating this court's jurisdiction on or before November 21, 2011. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a). Appellant has not responded.
Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a), 43.2(f). We dismiss any other pending motions as moot.
Panel consists of Justices Keyes, Bland, and Sharp.