On Appeal from the 246th District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 2012-38393
This is an accelerated appeal from a judgment in a suit in which the termination of the parent-child relationship is at issue
The notice of appeal was filed January 3, 2014. Appellant has established indigence or is presumed to be indigent. See Tex. R. App. P. 20.1(a). The clerk's record and reporter's record were due within 10 days after the notice of appeal was filed. See Tex. R. App. P. 35.1(b); 28.4(a)(1). The records have not been filed.
Appeals in parental termination cases and child protection cases are to be brought to final disposition within 180 days of the date the notice of appeal is filed. See Tex. R. Jud. Admin. 6.2(a). The trial and appellate courts are jointly responsible for ensuring that the appellate record is timely filed. See Tex. R. App. P. 35.3(c). The trial court must direct the court reporter to immediately commence the preparation of the reporter's record and must arrange for a substitute reporter, if necessary. See Tex. R. App. P. 28.4(b)(1).
Because the clerk's record and the reporter's record have not been filed timely in this accelerated appeal, we issue the following order:
We order M. Jenine Redden, the official court reporter, to file the record in this appeal on or before February 3, 2014. If she does not timely file the record as ordered, the court will issue an order requiring her to appear at a hearing to determine why the record has not been filed. We further order Chris Daniel, Harris County ...