Court of Appeals of Texas, Third District, Austin
T. N. V., Appellant
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee
FROM THE 146TH DISTRICT COURT OF BELL COUNTY, NO. 258-770-B, JACK WELDON JONES, JUDGE PRESIDING
Before Chief Justice Jones, Justices Pemberton and Field
Appellant T.N.V. filed her notice of appeal on November 26, 2013. The appellate record was complete December 5, 2013, making appellant's brief due December 27, 2013. On December 12, 2013, counsel for appellant filed a motion for extension of time to file appellant's brief.
Amendments to the rules of judicial administration accelerate the final disposition of appeals from suits for termination of parental rights. See Tex. R. Jud. Admin. 6.2(a), available at
http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/MiscDocket/12/12903200.pdf (providing 180 days for court's final disposition). The accelerated schedule constrains this Court's leeway in granting extensions. In this instance, we will grant the motion and order counsel to file appellant's brief no later than January 6, ...