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In re P.C.

Court of Appeals of Texas, Twelfth District, Tyler

June 28, 2019

IN THE INTEREST OF P.C., A CHILD

          APPEAL FROM THE 411TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT TRINITY COUNTY, TEXAS, (Tr. Ct.No. 22574)

          Panel consisted of Worthen, C.J., Hoyle, J., and Neeley, J.

          MEMORANDUM OPINION

          GREG NEELEY JUSTICE

         B.P. appeals the termination of her parental rights. Her counsel filed a brief in compliance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), and Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969). We affirm.

         Background

         B.P. is the mother of P.C. On June 7, 2017, the Department of Family and Protective Services (the Department) filed an original petition for protection of a child, for conservatorship, and for termination of B.P.'s parental rights. The Department was appointed temporary managing conservator of the children, and B.P. was allowed limited access to P.C.

         At trial, B.P. admitted she failed to complete her court-ordered service plan. She also admitted to using illegal drugs. She testified, in relevant part, as follows:

Q. Okay. I'm going to go over some of this with you, okay? First and foremost, it says you'll maintain weekly contact with caseworker, right?
A. Yes, ma'am.
Q. And at one point in time, you quit communicating with them, didn't you?
A. Yes, ma'am.
Q. You completed a substance abuse evaluation -- substance abuse through Mr. Hughes, right?
A. Yes, ma'am.
Q. And you relapsed, didn't ...

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