Renee Thompson v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 390th District Court of Travis County

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-05-00664-CR Renee Thompson, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, 390TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. D-1-DC-04-300061, HONORABLE JULIE H. KOCUREK, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant’s brief was originally due November 28, 2005. The time for filing was extended three times on counsel’s motion. On February 1, 2006, in granting the third extension, this Court ordered appellant’s attorney, Mr. Walter C. Prentice, to file a brief on appellant’s behalf no later than February 27, 2006. Counsel did not file a brief as ordered. The appeal is abated. The district court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether appellant desires to prosecute this appeal and if so, whether appellant’s attorney, who was appointed by the court, has abandoned the appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(b)(2). The court shall make appropriate findings and recommendations. If necessary, the court shall appoint substitute counsel who will effectively represent appellant. A record from this hearing, including copies of all findings and orders and a transcription of the court reporter’s notes, shall be forwarded to the Clerk of this Court for filing as a supplemental record no later than April 17, 2006. Rule 38.8(b)(3). __________________________________________ Bea Ann Smith, Justice Before Justices B. A. Smith, Puryear and Waldrop Filed: March 22, 2006 Do Not Publish 2