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Appellants W.S. and I.S. appeal from a judgment terminating their parental rights to their child, K.S. By 12 issues appellants assert error by the trial court in (1) allowing testimony of witnesses not properly disclosed during discovery; (2) admitting hearsay evidence; (3) admitting evidence previously used against appellants in a different suit affecting the parent-child relationship; (4) failing to grant a mistrial when evidence that W.S. was under indictment was referred to in the presence of the jury; (5) authorizing the jury to find that parental rights should be terminated on the basis that appellants violated court orders under Chapters 261 or 262 of the Texas Family Code; and (6) submitting a broad form jury charge which did not require ten or more jurors to find that each parent had violated a specific provision of Family Code � 161.001(1). We affirm.


In December, 1998, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (“TDPRS” or “the department”) filed a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship seeking conservatorship of K.S., the five- year-old daughter of W.S. and I.S. (“parents”), and also seeking termination of the parent-child relationship. The case was tried to a jury. The jury found, in response to a broad form submission, that the parental rights of both parents should be terminated. The trial court entered judgment terminating the parental rights of W.S. and I.S.

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