Court of Appeals of Texas, Sixth District, Texarkana
On Appeal from the 62nd District Court Franklin County, Texas Trial Court No. 10964
Before Morriss, C.J., Carter and Moseley, JJ.
The clerk's record in this matter was filed October 4, 2013, and the reporter's record was filed October 28, making the appellants' brief originally due November 27. The briefing deadline was extended twice on appellants' motion, and the most recent deadline was January 17, 2014. On January 17, appellants filed a motion to abate, which is actually nothing more than appellants' third motion to extend the deadline for filing a brief. To the extent appellants' motion seeks abatement of this matter to the trial court or otherwise, it is overruled.
With respect to appellants' request for a third extension of the briefing deadline, we have reviewed both the motion and the record on appeal, and we find no compelling information to convince us that additional time to prepare the brief in this matter is warranted. Consequently, the "motion to abate, " to the extent it seeks an extension of the briefing deadline, is also overruled.
By this order, we set the final deadline for filing appellants' brief as February 18, 2014. Should appellants fail to file a brief within the time allotted, this appeal may be dismissed for want of prosecution pursuant to the ...