J. B. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective ServicesAppeal from 146th District Court of Bell County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-13-00453-CV J. B., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF BELL COUNTY, 146TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. 257,265-B, HONORABLE JACK WELDON JONES, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION J.B. filed this accelerated appeal from the district court s decree terminating her parental rights to her minor children, J.R.N. and L.C.N., terminating the parental rights of J.R.N. s father, M.N.N., and L.C.N. s father, C.R.N., and appointing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as J.R.N. and L.C.N. s managing conservator. J.B. s court-appointed attorney filed a brief concluding that the appeal is frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) by presenting a professional evaluation of the record and demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced on appeal. See 386 U.S. at 744; see also Taylor v. Texas Dep t of Protective & Regulatory Servs., 160 S.W.3d 641, 646-47 (Tex. App. Austin 2005, pet. denied) (applying Anders procedure in appeal from termination of parental rights). Counsel certified to this Court that he provided J.B. with a copy of the Anders brief and notice of her right to examine the appellate record and file a pro se brief. J.B. did not file a pro se brief. We have reviewed the record and counsel s brief and agree that the appeal is frivolous and without merit. Finding nothing in the record that might arguably support an appeal, we grant counsel s first amended motion to withdraw and affirm the order of termination. Jeff Rose, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Rose and Goodwin Affirmed Filed: September 27, 2013 2