Corey Taylor Beasley v. Fort Worth Police Officers Mr. Tignette and R.D. Glifour--Appeal from 348th District Court of Tarrant County
COURT OF APPEALS
SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS
COREY TAYLOR BEASLEY APPELLANT
FORT WORTH POLICE OFFICERS APPELLEES
MR. TIGNETTE AND R.D. GLIFOUR
FROM THE 348TH DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY
On June 4, 2007, we notified Appellant that we were concerned this court may not have jurisdiction over this appeal because it appeared that the notice of appeal was not timely filed. We stated that the appeal might be dismissed for want of jurisdiction unless Appellant or any party desiring to continue the appeal filed with the court a response showing grounds for continuing the appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a), 44.3. Although Appellant filed a response, it does not show grounds for continuing the appeal.
On October 5, 2006, the trial court dismissed the underlying case pursuant to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 165a. See Tex. R. Civ. P. 165a. No post-judgment motion was filed to extend the appellate deadline; therefore, Appellant=s notice of appeal was due December 4, 2006. See Tex. R. App. P. 26.1(a)(1). However, Appellant did not file his notice of appeal until May 30, 2007.
The time for filing a notice of appeal is jurisdictional in this court, and absent a timely-filed notice of appeal or extension request, we must dismiss the appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 2, 25.1(b), 26.3; Verburgt v. Dorner, 959 S.W.2d 615, 617 (Tex. 1997) (holding that once extension period has passed, a party can no longer invoke an appellate court=s jurisdiction).
Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a), 43.2(f).
PANEL D: HOLMAN, GARDNER, and WALKER, JJ.
DELIVERED: July 26, 2007
See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.