Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio
the 166th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial
Court No. 2019-CI-03609 Honorable Rosie Alvarado, Judge
Sitting: Patricia O. Alvarez, Justice Luz Elena D. Chapa,
Justice Irene Rios, Justice
Patrick Minor appeals from the trial court's order
granting St. Philip's College's plea to the
jurisdiction. Appellant, who is not an attorney, is
representing himself in this appeal.
Appellant twice failed to file a brief that complies with the
Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, we dismiss this appeal
for want of prosecution.
24, 2019, after Minor failed to timely file a brief or a
motion for extension of time to file the brief, we ordered
Minor to show cause in writing by July 5, 2019, why this
appeal should not be dismissed for want of prosecution.
See Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(a), 42.3(b), (c);
Elizondo v. City of San Antonio, 975 S.W.2d 61, 63
(Tex. App.-San Antonio 1998, no pet.). We advised Minor that
his written response must include a reasonable explanation
for his failure to timely file the brief. See Tex.
R. App. P. 38.8(a).
representing himself, timely filed a handwritten, three-page
response. In his response, Minor asserted various facts and
then prayed that this court would award him consequential and
punitive damages against the College. Minor did not include a
reasonable explanation for his failure to timely file the
July 9, 2019 order, we advised Minor that we construed his
response as an appellant's brief and that his brief did
not comply with Rule 38.1 of the Texas Rules of Appellate
Procedure. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.1. We advised
Minor that his brief omitted the following:
• Identity of Parties and Counsel,
• Table of Contents,
• Index of Authorities,
• Statement of the Case,
• Any Statement Regarding Oral ...