Court of Appeals of Texas, Second District, Fort Worth
THE 233RD DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY TRIAL COURT NO.
LIVINGSTON, C.J.; GABRIEL and PITTMAN, JJ.
T. PITTMAN JUSTICE.
Appellant A.S. (Mother) appeals the trial court's order
granting sole managing conservatorship of her son R.S. to his
father's parents (Grandparents) and awarding her
supervised possession and access. We affirm the trial
Procedural and Factual Background
Mother Was Arrested for Child Endangerment and Possession of
Methamphetamine Before R.S. Was Two Months Old.
was born in October 2014. In late November 2014, Mother was
arrested in a traffic stop for methamphetamine possession and
child endangerment. Mother entrusted R.S. to the adult male
passenger in the car with R.S. and her at the time of the
stop, and the man took R.S. to a drug house.
At Trial, Mother Was Still Serving a Sentence for Child
Endangerment of R.S. and Had Not Yet Begun Substance Abuse
Felony Treatment for Possessing Methamphetamine.
on her conduct leading to her arrest, Mother was convicted of
child endangerment and sentenced to sixteen months'
confinement in state jail. She anticipated going to a
substance abuse felony punishment facility for six months on
the drug possession charge after completing her sentence for
child endangerment. At the time of trial in this suit
affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR), Mother
remained confined in state jail. In mailing her general
denial to the district clerk, however, she also included
certificates of several courses she had completed in jail,
including a parenting course.
Father Had a Criminal History and Drug Issues.
R.S.'s father (Father), had a history of drug abuse. He
had several prior criminal convictions and was on parole and
living in a halfway house when R.S. was born.
Because of Father's Instability and Drug Use, R.S. Lived
with Grandparents Since February 2015.
placed R.S. with Father after Mother's arrest. In
February 2015, Father and R.S. moved in with Grandparents.
Soon thereafter, Father started having problems, moved out,
and entered a six-month drug rehabilitation program; R.S.