Rhett Webster Pease v. Texas Department of Family and Protective ServicesAppeal from 21st District Court of Lee County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-11-00678-CV Rhett Webster Pease, Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF LEE COUNTY, 21ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. 14342, HONORABLE JOHN M. DELANEY, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellee, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, has filed a Motion to Dismiss for Mootness based upon the death of appellant, Rhett Webster Pease. The judgment appealed terminated appellant’s parental rights to a child. At the time of the trial court’s judgment there were no intervenors at the trial level and none have asserted a right to appeal in this case. The trial court’s judgment expressly did not affect the child’s right to inherit. Because no other legal interests have been asserted or are apparent, we grant the motion and dismiss this appeal as moot. Jeff Rose, Justice Before Chief Justice Jones, Justices Pemberton and Rose Dismissed as Moot Filed: July 24, 2013