Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio
From the 79th Judicial District Court, Jim Wells County, Texas Trial Court No. 12-12-51753-CV Honorable Richard C. Terrell, Judge Presiding
Marialyn Barnard, Justice
A filing fee of $195.00 was due when this appeal was filed but it was not paid. See Texas Supreme Court Order Regarding Fees Charged In the Supreme Court, In Civil Cases In the Courts of Appeals, and Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (Misc. Docket No. 13-9127, Aug. 16, 2013). The clerk of the court notified appellants of this deficiency in a letter dated January 6, 2014. The fee remains unpaid. Rule 5 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure provides:
A party who is not excused by statute or these rules from paying costs must pay – at the time an item is presented for filing – whatever fees are required by statute or Supreme Court order. The appellate court may enforce this rule by any order that is just.
Tex. R. App. P. 5.
We therefore order appellant, not later than February 7, 2014 to either (1) pay the applicable filing fee, or (2) provide written proof to this court that he is indigent or otherwise excused by statute or the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure from paying the fee. See Tex. R. App. P. 20.1 (providing that indigent party who complies with provisions of that rule may proceed without advance payment of costs). If appellant ...