SHARON ANN ZENNER AND STUART ANDREW ZENNER v. MARY DIMATARIS INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MARVIN HENRY KLUTTZ DECEASED

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.).

SHARON ANN ZENNER AND STUART ANDREW ZENNER, Appellants v. MARY DIMATARIS, INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MARVIN HENRY KLUTTZ, DECEASED, Appellee

NO. 14-16-00725-CV

Decided: October 27, 2016

Panel consists of Justices Busby, Donovan, and Brown.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

This is an attempted appeal from an order signed June 28, 2016. Appellants did not file a motion for new trial. The notice of appeal was filed August 22, 2016.

The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days after the judgment is signed when appellant has not filed a timely post-judgment motion. Tex. R. App. P. 26.1.

Appellants' notice of appeal was not filed timely. A motion for extension of time is necessarily implied when an appellant, acting in good faith, files a notice of appeal beyond the time allowed by Rule 26.1, but within the 15-day grace period provided by Rule 26.3 for filing a motion for extension of time. See Verburgt v. Dorner, 959 S.W.2d 615, 617–18 (1997) (construing the predecessor to Rule 26). Appellant's notice of appeal was not filed within the 15-day period provided by Rule 26.3.

On September 27, 2016, notification was transmitted to all parties of the court's intention to dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a). On October 11, 2016, appellants filed a motion to consolidate this appeal with the original proceeding on their petition for mandamus, In re Zenner, No. 14-16-00531-CV. The petition was denied on July 26, 2016, and their motion for rehearing was denied on September 1, 2016.

The motion to consolidate fails to demonstrate that we have jurisdiction. No other response to the dismissal notice was filed.

Accordingly, the motion to consolidate is DENIED and the appeal is DISMISSED.

PER CURIAM