Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio
From the 227th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial Court No. 2009CR5696 Honorable Philip A. Kazen, Jr., Judge Presiding
Marialyn Barnard, Justice
Appellant's brief was originally due January 8, 2014, but was not filed. This court notified appellant's counsel of the deficiency on January 13, 2014. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(b)(2). On January 23, 2014, appellant responded by telephone, advising the clerk's office that he would be filing a motion to extend time to file appellant's brief no later than January 27, 2014. No motion was filed, and the brief has not yet been filed.
Accordingly, we order JOHN HERRICK to file the appellant's brief in this case no later than February 28, 2014. If neither the brief nor a motion to extend time to file the brief is filed on or before the date ordered, the court will abate this appeal and remand the case to the trial court for a hearing to determine whether appellant or his counsel has abandoned the appeal.
We further order the clerk of this court to serve this order on counsel by first class United States mail and by certified mail, return receipt requested, with delivery restricted to addressee only, or give ...