On Appeal from the 296th Judicial District Court Collin County, Texas Trial Court Cause Nos. 296-80003-2012, 296-80004-2012, 296-80005-2012, 296-80006-2012
The opinion of the court was delivered by: David Evans Justice
The Court ORDERS the trial court to make findings of fact regarding whether appellant has been deprived of the reporter's record because of ineffective counsel, indigence, or for any other reason.
* The trial court shall first determine whether appellant desires to prosecute the appeals. If the trial court determines that appellant does not desire to prosecute this appeals, it shall make a finding to that effect.
* If the trial court determines that appellant desires to prosecute the appeals, it shall next determine whether appellant is indigent and entitled to proceed without payment of costs for the reporter's record. If appellant is entitled to proceed without payment of costs, the trial court shall make a finding to that effect. Moreover, if appellant is indigent, the trial court is ORDERED to take such measures as may be necessary to assure effective representation, which may include appointment of new counsel. If the trial court finds
appellant is not indigent, it shall determine whether retained counsel has abandoned the appeals.
* The trial court shall next determine: (1) the name and address of each court reporter who recorded the proceedings in this cause; (2) the court reporter's explanation for the delay in filing the reporter's record; and (3) the earliest date by which the reporter's record can be filed.
We ORDER the trial court to transmit a supplemental record, containing the written findings of fact, any supporting documentation, and any orders, to this Court within THIRTY DAYS of the date of this order.
The appeals are ABATED to allow the trial court to comply with this order. The appeals shall be reinstated thirty days from the date of this order or when the supplemental record is received, whichever is earlier.
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