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

OVERILLE DENTON THOMPSON, JR., Relator

NO. 14-17-00756-CR, NO. 14-17-00757-CR

Decided: October 05, 2017

Panel consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Boyce and Jewell.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

On September 27, 2017, relator Overille Denton Thompson, Jr. filed two petitions for writ of mandamus in this court. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221 (West 2004); see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. In the petitions, relator asks this court to compel Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk, to provide a supplemental record in relator's appeals pending in this court.1

This court's mandamus jurisdiction is governed by section 22.221 of the Texas Government Code. Section 22.221 expressly limits the mandamus jurisdiction of the courts of appeals to: (1) writs against a district court judge or a county court judge in the court of appeals' district; and (2) all writs necessary to enforce the court of appeals' jurisdiction. Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221. The district clerk is not a district court or county court judge in this court's district. Supplementation of the clerk's record in this case is not necessary to enforce our appellate jurisdiction. Relator has not shown that the issuance of a writ compelling the requested relief is necessary to enforce our appellate jurisdiction. Therefore, we do not have jurisdiction to issue a writ of mandamus against the district clerk.

Accordingly, we dismiss relator's petitions for writ of mandamus for lack of jurisdiction.

FOOTNOTES

1.   Relator is proceeding pro se in two appeals pending in cause numbers 14-16-00413-CR and 14-16-00414-CR.

PER CURIAM