The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 23 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 15
Monday in January of each year, and may continue in session two
weeks; and on the eighteenth Monday after the first Monday in August
of each year, and may continue in session two weeks.
In the county of Kenedy, on the twenty-third Monday after the
first Monday in January of each year, and may continue in session
two weeks; and on the twentieth Monday after the first Monday in
August of each year, and may continue in session two weeks.
That all process, writs and bonds issued, served or executed prior
to the taking effect of this Act and returnable to the terms of said
court as heretofore fixed by law in the several counties comprising
said district are hereby made returnable to the terms of said court
in the several counties as fixed by this Act, and all process heretofore
returnable, as well as all bonds and recognizances heretofore entered
into in any of said courts, shall be valid and binding as if no such
change had been made by this Act in the times of holding said terms
of court; provided, that if any court in any county of said judicial
district shall be in session at the time this Act takes effect, such court
shall continue in session until the term thereof shall expire or be adjourned
under the provisions of existing laws. Thereafter the courts
of said county or counties shall conform to the requirements of this
SEC. 7. The trials and proceedings in said Criminal District Court
shall be conducted in criminal cases according to the laws governing
pleadings, practice and proceedings in criminal cases in the district
SEC. 8. A grand jury shall be drawn and selected for each term of
said Criminal District Court held in Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, WAillacy
and Cameron counties in the manner now provided by law,
and all grand and petit jurors for criminal cases drawn and selected
for the Twenty-eighth Judicial District Court under existing laws
at the time this Act takes effect, shall be as valid as if no change had
been made, and the persons constituting such juries shall be required
to appear and serve at the next ensuing term of this court as fixed
by this Act, and their acts shall be as valid as if they had served
as jurors in the court for which they were originally drawn, and
all laws regulating the selection summoning and impaneling of grand
and petit jurors in the district court shall govern said criminal district
court, and jury commissioners shall be appointed for drawing
juries for said court as is now or may hereafter be required by
law in district courts, and under like rules and regulations.
SEC. 9. Immediately upon the taking effect of this Act, the criminal
eases and tax suits and divorce cases now pending in the Tweltyeiohth
Judicial District Court in the respective counties of Nueces,
Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron, together with all records
and papers relating thereto, shall be transferred to said Criminal
District Court in each respective county, except as otherwise provided
in Section 2 hereof.
SEC. 10. All process and writs heretofore issued or served in divorce
cases and suits for the collection of delinquent taxs pending
in the Twenty-eighth Judicial District Court in either Nueces, Kleberg,
Kenedy, Willacv or Cameron counties, returnable to the Twenty-
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21], book, 1921; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14933/m1/23/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .