JEFFREY DEE CLICK, APPELLANT v. BARBARA CLICK, APPELLEE
Jeffrey Dee Click filed a motion for rehearing of our March 1, 2017 opinion. We overrule the motion for rehearing, withdraw our opinion and judgment of March 1, 2017, and substitute the following opinion and corresponding judgment in their place.
This appeal is being dismissed for want of jurisdiction. On February 17, 2017, this Court notified Click that the information received in this appeal does not show the jurisdiction of this Court, i.e., there is no timely notice of appeal or timely motion for extension of time to file a notice of appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1, 26.3, 37.1. Click was further notified that the appeal would be dismissed unless the information was amended on or before March 20, to show the jurisdiction of this Court. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3. On March 27, Click filed an amended notice of appeal.
According to the record, the trial court dismissed Click's petition for divorce on September 30, 2016. Thus, Click's notice of appeal was due on or before October 31, 2016 if no post-judgment motions were filed, and on or before December 29 in the event Click filed a post-judgment motion. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1. Click did not file a notice of appeal until February 2, 2017. Accordingly, his appeal is untimely. Because this Court is not authorized to extend the time for perfecting an appeal except as provided by the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, the appeal is dismissed for want of jurisdiction. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.1, 26.3, 42.3(a).
THIS CAUSE came to be heard on the appellate record; and the same being considered, it is the opinion of this Court that this appeal should be dismissed.
It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED by this Court that this appeal be, and the same is, hereby dismissed for want of jurisdiction; and that this decision be certified to the court below for observance.