Joe Carl Valdez v. The State of TexasAppeal from 299th District Court of Travis County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-13-00088-CR Joe Carl Valdez, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, 299TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. D-1-DC-99-990004, HONORABLE KAREN SAGE, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant was convicted of robbery in 1999. This Court affirmed the conviction in 2000. See Valdez v. State, No. 03-00-00085-CR, 2000 Tex. App. LEXIS 6373, *1-2 (Tex. App. Austin Sept. 21, 2000, no pet.) (not designated for publication). In 2008 and again in 2012, appellant filed two unsuccessful applications for writ of habeas corpus. On February 8, 2013, appellant then filed a pro se notice of appeal, seeking to appeal from the original judgment of conviction. The trial court has certified that appellant has already taken a direct appeal and has no further right to appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(a)(2). We therefore dismiss the appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(d) (if trial court does not certify that defendant has right to appeal, appeal must be dismissed ). _________________________________________ David Puryear, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Rose and Goodwin Dismissed Filed: August 9, 2013 Do Not Publish 2