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Cecilio Caldera, Jr., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin.

Cecilio Caldera, Jr., Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee

NO. 03–10–00065–CV

Decided: April 29, 2011

Before Chief Justice Jones, Justices Henson and Goodwin

M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N

Cecilio Caldera, Jr. appeals the district court's order terminating his parental rights to his minor child, M.C. Caldera's court-appointed attorney filed a brief concluding that the appeal is frivolous and without merit.   The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced.   See Taylor v. Texas Dep't of Protective & Regulatory Servs., 160 S.W.3d 641, 646–47 (Tex.App.—Austin 2005, pet. denied) (applying Anders procedure in appeal from termination of parental rights).   Caldera received a copy of counsel's brief and was advised of his right to examine the appellate record and to file a pro se brief.   No pro se brief has been filed.

We have reviewed the record and counsel's brief and agree that the appeal is frivolous and without merit.   We find nothing in the record that might arguably support the appeal.   See Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824, 826–27 (Tex.Crim.App.2005).   Counsel's motion to withdraw is granted.

The order of termination is affirmed.

Diane M. Henson, Justice