In the Interest of J.T. Appeal from 408th Judicial District Court of Bexar County (memorandum opinion)

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Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas MEMORANDUM OPINION No. 04-18-00652-CV IN THE INTEREST OF J.T., a Child From the 408th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial Court No. 2017-PA-01089 Honorable Renée Yanta, Judge Presiding Opinion by: Rebeca C. Martinez, Justice Sitting: Rebeca C. Martinez, Justice Patricia O. Alvarez, Justice Irene Rios, Justice Delivered and Filed: January 9, 2019 AFFIRMED This is an appeal from the trial court’s Order of Termination in which the trial court terminated appellant’s parental rights. Appellant’s court-appointed counsel filed a brief and motion to withdraw, concluding the appeal is without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). See In re R.R., No. 04-03-00096-CV, 2003 WL 21157944, at *4 (Tex. App.—San Antonio May 21, 2003, no pet.) (mem. op.) (applying Anders procedure in appeal from termination of parental rights). Counsel advised that appellant was sent a copy of the brief and a letter advising him of his rights to review the record and file a pro se brief. This court issued an order setting deadlines to request access to the record and to file a pro se brief and holding the motion to withdraw in abatement. The State waived its right to file an appellee’s brief unless Appellant filed a pro se brief. Appellant has not requested the record or filed a brief. 04-18-00652-CV After reviewing the record and counsel’s brief, we agree the appeal is frivolous and without merit. See Nichols v. State, 954 S.W.2d 83, 85–86 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 1997, no writ). The judgment of the trial court is affirmed. We deny counsel’s motion to withdraw because counsel does not assert any ground for withdrawal other than his conclusion that the appeal is frivolous. See In re P.M., 520 S.W.3d 24, 27–28 (Tex. 2016) (holding that counsel’s obligations in parental termination cases extend through the exhaustion or waiver of all appeals, including the filing of a petition for review in the Texas Supreme Court). Rebeca C. Martinez, Justice -2-