Susan Minton, Anderson County Constable Precint 3 v. State of Texas, ex rel Doug Lowe, Anderson County Criminal District Attorney--Appeal from 349th District Court of Anderson County

MARY'S OPINION HEADING NO. 12-02-00284-CV
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT
TYLER, TEXAS

SUSAN MINTON, ANDERSON COUNTY

CONSTABLE PRECINT 3,


APPEAL FROM THE 349TH

APPELLANT


V.


JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF

STATE OF TEXAS, EX REL DOUG

LOWE, ANDERSON COUNTY

CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY,


ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

APPELLEE

MEMORANDUM OPINION (1)

This accelerated appeal in a quo warranto proceeding is being dismissed for want of jurisdiction pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 42.3(a). The trial court's judgment was signed on July 3, 2002, and Appellant filed a motion for new trial on August 1, 2002. Under Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.1(b), a notice of appeal in an accelerated appeal must be filed within twenty days after the appealed order is signed. Appellant's motion for new trial did not extend the time to perfect her appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 28.2 (motion for new trial does not extend time to perfect appeal in quo warranto proceeding). Therefore, Appellant's notice of appeal was due to be filed on or before July 23, 2002. Appellant filed her notice of appeal on September 26, 2002.

On October 1, 2002, this court notified Appellant, pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. 37.1, that the information received in this appeal does not show our jurisdiction of this appeal. Appellant was further notified that this appeal would be dismissed unless on or before October 11, 2002, the information is amended to show the jurisdiction of this court. On October 10, 2002, Appellant's counsel notified this court that no further steps have been or will be taken to pursue this appeal and that Appellant does not object to its dismissal. Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed for want of jurisdiction.


Opinion delivered October 23, 2002.

Panel consisted of Gohmert, Jr., C.J., Worthen, J., and Griffith, J.


(DO NOT PUBLISH)

1. See Tex. R. App. P. 47.1.