Court of Appeals of Texas, Sixth District, Texarkana
GMK CONSTRUCTION LLC D/B/A MAKARIOS CONSTRUCTION CO., Appellant
GREGORY OSTERTAG AND SHANNON OSTERTAG, Appellees
Appeal from the 62nd District Court Franklin County, Texas
Trial Court No. 11886.
Morriss, C.J., Moseley and Burgess, JJ.
appellant, GMK Construction LLC d/b/a Makarios Construction
Co., has filed a motion, through counsel, to extend the
deadline for filing its brief in this matter. The brief was
due January 4, 2017.
motion, counsel does not provide the Court with any
explanation, much less a reasonable one, of the need for an
extension of time. This Court interprets Rule 10.5(b)(1) of
the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure as requiring counsel
to provide specific information to justify a requested
extension, including the cause numbers of cases in which
other briefs were filed; the dates they were filed; the
dates, cause numbers, and courts of matters scheduled for
trial; the exact dates of trial (if known); the expected
duration of trial; etc. Broad, general statements do not
provide the required facts and are not adequate to meet the
requirements of the rule. See Tex. R. App. P.
future motions to extend time must contain case-specific
information adequate to justify the request, or they will be
instance, we partially grant the appellant's motion
seeking a ninety-day extension of the filing deadline by
extending the deadline for filing its brief by thirty days,
making the brief now due February 3, 2017. Additional