In Interest of RS (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 28, 2008)(per curiam)
(interlocutory appeal of temporary order in SAPCR termination suit not authorized, DWOJ)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Guzman and Brown
14-08-00598-CV In the Interest of R.S.
Appeal from 310th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: LISA A. MILLARD
M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N
Appellant, Erica Haywood, is attempting to appeal from an emergency temporary order for child protection
signed May 28, 2008, and from temporary orders signed June 3, 2008, in a suit seeking termination of her
parental rights to the child, R.S. The clerk=s record in this appeal was filed July 31, 2008. According to the
record, no final judgment has been rendered in the termination suit.
Generally, appeals may be taken only from final judgments. Lehmann v. Har‑Con Corp., 39 S.W.3d 191, 195
(Tex. 2001). Interlocutory orders may be appealed only if permitted by statute. Bally Total Fitness Corp. v.
Jackson, 53 S.W.3d 352, 352 (Tex. 2001); Jack B. Anglin Co., Inc. v. Tipps, 842 S.W.2d 266, 272 (Tex. 1992)
(orig. proceeding). No statute grants an interlocutory appeal of temporary orders such as those at issue here.
In fact, the Texas Family Code specifically precludes the interlocutory appeal of temporary orders in suits
affecting the parent-child relationship. See Tex. Fam.Code Ann. ' 105.001(e) (Vernon 2006); In the Interest of N.
J.G., 980 S.W.2d 764, 767 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 1998, no pet.).
On August 6, 2008, 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). Appellant filed no response.
Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
Judgment rendered and Memorandum Opinion filed August 28, 2008.
Panel consists of Chief Justice Hedges and Justices Guzman and Brown.