Pursuant to section 73.001 of the Texas Government Code, the Texas Supreme Court has transferred
this cause from the Tenth Court of Appeals to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Tex. Gov't Code §
73.001. When a case is transferred under section 73.001, the transferee court is to apply the precedent
of the transferor court “if the transferee court's decision otherwise would have been inconsistent with the
precedent of the transferor court." Tex. R. App. P. 41.3.
Under Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 41.3, we will follow Tenth Court precedent and address
Crawley's issues even though she has not challenged the termination of her parental rights to K.L.B.
See Tex. R. App. P. 41.3. This opinion, however, should not be viewed as controlling precedent for
future cases arising within our own statutory jurisdiction.
In Interest of KLB (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jul. 16, 2009)(Hedges) (termination of parental rights,
prebirth conduct by mother, transfer of cases between courts of appeal and precedent to follow)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Chief Justice Hedges
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Frost
14-09-00061-CV In the Interest of K.L.B., a Child
Appeal from 74th District Court of McLennan County
Trial Court Judge: [Judge not identified on appellate docket]