James Allen Walker v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Criminal District Court 1 of Tarrant County

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NO. 07-08-0156-CR IN THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS AT AMARILLO PANEL D JULY 9, 2008 ______________________________ JAMES ALLEN WALKER, APPELLANT V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE _________________________________ FROM CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT NO. ONE OF TARRANT COUNTY; NO. 1076378D; HONORABLE SHAREN WILSON, JUDGE _______________________________ Before QUINN, C.J., and CAMPBELL and PIRTLE, JJ. MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant, James Allen Walker, filed a notice of appeal challenging his conviction for burglary of a habitation, enhanced. On April 2, 2008, the trial court granted Appellant s Motion for New Trial. Pending before this Court is Appellant s Motion to Dismiss Appeal as Moot. We grant the motion. When the trial court grants a motion for new trial, it restores the case to its position before the former trial. Tex. R. App. P. 21.9(b). Because there is no conviction from which to appeal, we have no jurisdiction to consider Appellant s appeal. See Waller v. State, 931 S.W.2d 640, 643-44 (Tex.App. Dallas 1996, no pet.). Consequently, Appellant s Motion to Dismiss is granted and the appeal is dismissed. No motion for rehearing will be entertained and our mandate will issue forthwith. Patrick A. Pirtle Justice Do not publish. 2