In the Matter of the Marriage of Joi Sharnette Freeman and Arthur Vance Freeman Jr. Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Appeal Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed October 5, 2017. In The Fourteenth Court of Appeals NO. 14-17-00378-CV IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF JOI SHARNETTE FREEMAN AND ARTHUR VANCE FREEMAN JR. On Appeal from the 257th District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 2016-36706 MEMORANDUM OPINION This appeal is from a judgment signed April 10, 2017. No clerk’s record has been filed. The clerk responsible for preparing the record in this appeal informed the court appellant did not make arrangements to pay for the record. On June 12, 2017, notification was transmitted to all parties of the court’s intention to dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution unless, within fifteen days, appellant paid or made arrangements to pay for the record and provided this court with proof of payment. See Tex. R. App. P. 37.3(b). In response, appellant sought additional time to pay for the clerk’s record. After the additional time requested had passed, on August 22, 2017, this court ordered appellant to demonstrate to this court that he has made arrangements to pay for the clerk’s record or filed a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs pursuant to Rule 145 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure on or before September 15, 2017. This court informed appellant that the failure to do so would result in dismissal of the case for want of prosecution. See Tex. R. App. P. 37.3(b). On September 18, 2017, appellant requested a stay of proceedings to permit him additional time to pay for the clerk’s record. Appellant’s motion does not offer proof that he has paid, made arrangements to pay, or filed a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs pursuant to Rule 145 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Appellant was notified that the failure to do so would result in dismissal of his appeal for failure to prosecute. Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed. See Tex. R. App. P. 37.3(b). PER CURIAM Panel consists of Christopher, Brown, and Wise. 2