Ernest C. Trevino v. Energy Land Texas, LP, Summit Capital LLC (Both Subsidiary Companies under Westport Capital Partners LLC), Individually Managing Partner Kevin McTavish, The Estate of Jack Wood, Executor Pat White Appeal from 81st Judicial District Court of Atascosa County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas MEMORANDUM OPINION No. 04-18-00863-CV Ernest C. TREVINO, Appellant v. ENERGY LAND TEXAS, LP, et al., Appellees From the 81st Judicial District Court, Atascosa County, Texas Trial Court No. 18-07-0647-CVA Honorable Russell Wilson, Judge Presiding No. 04-18-00864-CV Ernest C. TREVINO, Appellant v. Derek IDEN, et al., Appellees From the 81st Judicial District Court, Atascosa County, Texas Trial Court No. 18-07-0652-CVA Honorable Russell Wilson, Judge Presiding PER CURIAM Sitting: Rebeca C. Martinez, Justice Patricia O. Alvarez, Justice Luz Elena D. Chapa, Justice Delivered and Filed: March 13, 2019 AFFIRMED 04-18-00863-CV & 04-18-00864-CV Edward Trevino appeals the orders entered in the underlying causes pursuant to Rule 145 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure requiring him to pay court costs to proceed in the underlying lawsuits. The sole complaint made by Trevino in his motions challenging the trial court’s orders is that the district clerk failed to timely contest his indigence within the ten-day period allowed under Rule 20.1 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. In support of his complaint, Trevino cites the former version of Rule 20.1 which concerned indigency status on appeal. 1 See Yazdchi v. Mingledorff, No. 14-17-00462-CV, 2018 WL 6684285, at *1 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Dec. 20, 2018, no pet.) (mem. op.). We overrule Trevino’s complaint for two reasons. First, the trial court’s orders relate to the payment of court costs in the trial court which is governed by Rule 145 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 145 does not impose a deadline for the filing of a contest to a plaintiff’s Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs. See TEX. R. CIV. P. 145; Yazdchi, 2018 WL 6684285, at *1. Second, the trial court’s orders state the court held the hearing “on its own motion” which is permitted by Rule 145(f)(4). See TEX. R. CIV. P. 145(f)(4). Therefore, the trial court’s orders were not based on a contest by the trial court clerk. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the trial court’s orders. The causes are remanded to the trial court for further proceedings, including the imposition of new deadlines by which Trevino must pay the court costs to be entitled to proceed in the underlying lawsuits. PER CURIAM We note Rule 20.1 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure was amended effective September 1, 2016, and no longer contains a ten-day deadline. Trevino filed his statements of inability in the underlying causes on July 13, 2018, and July 16, 2018, respectively. 1 -2-