B. Hearing Notice is Mandatory

Notice of a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263 shall be given to all persons entitled to notice of the hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 263.0021(a).

The following persons are entitled to at least 10 days' notice and are entitled to present evidence and be heard at a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263:

◦   the child is 10 years of age or older; or

◦   the court determines it is appropriate for the child to receive notice; and

Notice of a hearing under Tex. Fam. Code Chapter 263 may be given:

Special Issue: Some courts reset Permanency Hearings Before and After Final Order if the necessary persons entitled to notice, such as the child, did not receive notice of the hearing and are not in attendance.