RONALD CHEVIS v. SANDRA CHEVIS--Appeal from 279th District Court of Jefferson County (per curiam)

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Download PDF NUMBER 13-11-00655-CV COURT OF APPEALS THIRTEENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI - EDINBURG ____________________________________________________________ RONALD CHEVIS, Appellant, v. SANDRA CHEVIS, Appellee. ____________________________________________________________ On Appeal from the 279th District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. ____________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Chief Justice Valdez and Justices Garza and Vela Memorandum Opinion Per Curiam Appellant, Ronald Chevis, attempted to perfect an appeal from an order signed on August 15, 2011, in cause no. F-208,017. Upon review of the documents before the Court, it appeared that there was no final, appealable judgment dated August 15, 2011. On December 15, 2011, the Clerk of this Court notified appellant of this defect so that steps could be taken to correct the defect, if it could be done. See TEX. R. APP. P. 37.1, 42.3. Appellant was advised that, if the defect was not corrected within ten days from the date of receipt of the notice, the appeal would be dismissed for want of jurisdiction. Appellant failed to respond to the Court=s notice. The Jefferson County Clerkâ s Office has informed this Court that no final judgment has been entered in this case. In terms of appellate jurisdiction, appellate courts only have jurisdiction to review final judgments and certain interlocutory orders identified by statute. Lehmann v. Har-Con Corp., 39 S.W.3d 191, 195 (Tex. 2001). The Court, having considered the documents on file and appellant's failure to correct the defect in this matter, is of the opinion that the appeal should be dismissed for want of jurisdiction. Accordingly, the appeal is DISMISSED FOR WANT OF JURISDICTION. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a),(c). PER CURIAM Delivered and filed the 9th day of February, 2012. 2