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No. 17-0404
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IN RE SUSTAINABLE TEXAS OYSTER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.

Oral argument was held on January 23, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 10, 2019. File Closed

Opinion

May 10, 2019

Blacklock
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Busby

Justice Blacklock delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Dismiss/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-15-00744-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:200th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Rhonda G. Hurley
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-15-003093

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-06-20 Case Stored  
2019-05-10 Opinion issued   Denied
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 23, 2019 and May 10, 2019.  
2019-01-23 Oral argument  
2018-12-14 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2018-12-07 Submission reset   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2018-12-05 Oral Argument Cancelled  
2018-11-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 31, 2018 and November 1, 2018.  
2018-08-31 Mandamus Set to Argue
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-08-31 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 28, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-28 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2018-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-11 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2018-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-12-22 Letter Filed  
2017-12-20 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-10-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 6, 2017 and October 20, 2017.  
2017-06-06 Letter Filed  
2017-06-02 Opinion from the Court of Appeals filed.  
2017-05-30 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-24 Response Waiver filed  
2017-05-22 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2017-05-22 Case Record Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. James Edward Davis
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Ms. Linda B. Secord
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Real Party In Interest
The Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Other Interested Party
Terry Haltom, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Mr. James F. Parker III
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Other Interested Party
Ken Mitchell, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. James F. Parker III
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Other Interested Party
Ken Coleman, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. James F. Parker III
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Other Interested Party
Allen Herrington, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Mr. James F. Parker III
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Other Interested Party
Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management, L.L.C.
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Shelby L. O'Brien
Mr. Richard G. Baker
Relator
Dave Wilcox, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. James F. Parker III
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Other Interested Party
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