The appellant contends the trial court erred in admitting evidence of an extraneous offense. Texas Penal Code §31.03(c) specifically provides that in cases of theft the defendant puts his intent at issue by pleading "not guilty.” The trial court did not abuse its discretion in impliedly determining that the extraneous-offense testimony 1. Was evidence that appellant previously had participated in recent transactions other than, but similar to, that on which the prosecution was based, and 2. Was admissible for the purpose of showing appellant's knowledge or intent. The trial court’s judgment is affirmed. TANASH v. STATE, Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals, No. 14-14-00463-CR, 6/23/15.
Kem Thompson Frost