MARY LEE COWDEN, APPELLANT v. DORIS AKERS AND CARL REX CORDELL, APPELLEES
Appellant, Mary Lee Cowden, and Appellees, Doris Akers and Carl Rex Cordell, filed a Joint Motion for Briefing Schedule requesting that we extend the briefing deadlines until thirty days after the parties mediate on April 16, 2018. Appellant's brief is presently due February 28, 2018. To expedite the possible disposition of this appeal and in the interest of conservation of judicial resources, we deny the parties' motion as moot and abate the appeal. All appellate deadlines are, therefore, suspended. The case will be removed from our active docket and treated as a closed case until April 19, 2018, or until further order of this court. See TEX. R. APP. P. 2, 43.6; Mesa Water, L.P. v. Tex. Water Dev. Bd., No. 07-11-00153-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 5311, at *2-3 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 13, 2011, order) (per curiam) (doing same). The parties are directed to advise the court of the status of the mediation by April 19, 2018.
It is so ordered.