The Laws of Texas, 1919 [Volume 19] Page: 913 of 1,570
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108 GENERAL LAWS.
voters of such proposed district, and owners of land therein and to
deliver such notice to any adult who is willing to execute the same
by posting as herein directed.
SEC. 3. Upon receipt of the notice above provided for by any adult
person willing to receive and execute the same it shall be the duty of
such person, or persons if more than one shall act, to post a copy of
such notice at the door of the Court House of said County, and a copy
at four different places within such proposed district. Such posting
shall be for not less than ten days prior to the date fixed for the hearing
and the person or persons so posting shall make affidavit, before
some officer authorized by law to administer oaths of his or their action
in respect to such posting, and such affidavit when so made shall be
conclusive of the facts sworn to.
SEC. 4. A petition for the formation of such a district shall be accompanied
by a deposit of One Hundred Dollars, which deposit shall
be paid to the clerk of the County Court, who shall therefrom upon
vouchers approved by the County Judge, pay all expenses incident to
the hearing and the election for the creation of the District herein
provided for, returning any excess to the petitioners or their attorney.
SEC. 5. At the time and place set for the hearing of the petition or
such subsequent date as may then be fixed the court shall proceed to
examine such petition for the purpose of ascertaining the sufficiency
thereof, and any person interested may appear before the court in person
or by attorney and offer testimony touching the sufficiency of such
petition. Such court shall have jurisdiction to determine all issues
raised touching the sufficiency of such petition. Such hearing may
be adjourned from day to day and from time to time as the facts may
require. The court shall have power to make all incidental orders
necessary in respect to the matters before it.
SEC. 6. If upon the hearing of such petition it be found that the
same is signed by the requisite number of qualified voters of such proposed
district, who own land therein and, that such petition conforms
to the provisions of Section 2 of this act, then the court shall so find
in favor of the petitioners for the establishment of a district according
to the boundaries as set forth in said petition and the County Commissioners'
Court hearing said petition shall order an election to be
held within said proposed Fresh Water Supply District at a time not
less than twenty nor more than thirty days from the date of such
order. At which election there shall be submitted the following
' For the Fresh Water Supply District," "Against the Fresh Water
Supply District," and the election of five supervisors and an assessor
and collector as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 7. After the ordering of an election as provided in the preceding
section, notice of such election shall be given stating the time and
place or places of holding the election and showing the boundaries of
said proposed district, and such notice shall also show the presiding
officer or officers appointed for the holding of said election. Such
notice shall be posted at the Court House door of the County in which
said proposed district is situated, and shall be posted for twenty days
previous to the daye of the election and shalt contain the proposition
to be voted upon and names of officers to be filled at such election.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1919 [Volume 19], book, 1919; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13883/m1/913/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .