IN THE INTEREST OF S.R.G. AND C.J.G., CHILDREN
Appeal from the 313th District Court Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 2015-05307J.
consists of Justices Boyce, Busby, and Wise.
an accelerated appeal from a judgment in a suit in which the
termination of the parent-child relationship is at issue.
Both the mother (J.M.J.) and the father (A.A.G.) have
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) (effective May 1, 2012). This accelerated schedule
requires greater compliance with briefing deadlines.
is represented by appointed counsel, William Thursland.
J.M.J.'s brief was originally due December 19, 2016. We
granted J.M.J.'s motion to extend time to file her brief
until January 9, 2017, and stated no further extensions would
be granted absent extraordinary circumstances. No brief was
filed. On January 9, 2017, counsel filed a further request
for extension of time to file appellant's brief. No
extraordinary circumstances were alleged.
the request for extension and issue the following order.
order William Thursland to file a brief with the clerk of
this court on or before January 18, 2017. If the brief is not
filed by that date, the court may require appointment of new