Tony Van Cobble, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin.

Tony Van Cobble, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee

NO. 03–11–00665–CV

Decided: January 19, 2012

Before Justices Puryear, Henson and Goodwin

M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N

Appellant Tony Van Cobble filed a notice of appeal in October 2011.   Cobble stated that he was appealing an order of contempt for failing to appear in court.   On November 15, 2011, the Clerk of this Court requested a response from Cobble by November 28, 2011.   The Clerk advised Cobble that he must inform this Court of the basis on which jurisdiction exists or that this Court would dismiss this cause for want of jurisdiction.   See Tex.R.App. P. 42.3(a);  Vernon v. Vernon, 225 S.W.3d 179, 180 (Tex.App.—El Paso 2005, no pet.) (courts of appeals lack jurisdiction to review contempt orders on direct appeal).   Cobble has not filed a response.   We dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction.   See Tex.R.App. P. 42.3(a).

Melissa Goodwin, Justice

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