COURT OF APPEALS
THIRTEENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI - EDINBURG
On Appeal from the 279th District Court
of Jefferson County, Texas.
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,
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 Clerk’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).
Delivered and filed the
9th day of February, 2012.