IN RE: Billy Ross Sims

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin.

IN RE: Billy Ross Sims

NO. 03–11–00676–CV

Decided: November 10, 2011

Before Justices Puryear, Rose and Goodwin

O P I N I O N

M E M O R AN D U M

Relator Billy Ross Sims petitions for a writ of mandamus compelling Travis County District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez–Mendoza to file his petition for writ of mandamus, issue citation, provide forms for service of citation and process by the constable, and communicate with him about his filings, which he alleges she has not done.

Appellate courts may issue writs of mandamus only against a district judge or county judge sitting in our district, or to enforce our jurisdiction, none of which are implicated here.   See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221(b) (West 2004);  In re Simpson, 997 S.W.2d 939 (Tex.App.—Waco 1999, orig. proceeding);  In re Strickhausen, 994 S.W.2d 936 (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 1999, orig. proceeding).

The petition for writ of mandamus is dismissed for want of jurisdiction.   See Tex.R.App. P. 52.8(a).

Jeff Rose, Justice

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