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Click here for the full text of this decision If the trial court clerk fails to file the clerk’s record because the appellant failed to pay or make arrangements to pay the clerk’s fee for preparing the clerk’s record, the appellate court may dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution unless the appellant was entitled to proceed without payment of costs. FACTS:Sheila Adair perfected an appeal but failed to pay or make arrangements to pay the clerk’s fee for preparing the clerk’s record. The appellate court notified her that under T.R.App.P. 37.3(b), her appeal was subject to dismissal within 10 days if she did not explain the omission. She did not. HOLDING:Dismissed for want of prosecution. If the trial court clerk fails to file the clerk’s record because the appellant failed to pay or make arrangements to pay the clerk’s fee for preparing the clerk’s record, the appellate court may dismiss the appeal for want of prosecution unless the appellant was entitled to proceed without payment of costs. OPINION:Per curiam.

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