The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 32 of 1,670
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24 GENERAL LAWS.
REAGAN COUNTY-DIMINISHING THE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL
JURISDICTION OF THE COUNTY COURT OF.
H1. B. No. 85.] CHAPTER 14.
An Act to diminish the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the County Court
of Reagan County; to conform the jurisdiction of the District Court thereto,
and to repeal all laws in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That the county court of Reagan County, Texas, shall
have and exercise the general jurisdiction of probate courts shall probate
wills, appoint guardians of minors, idiots, lunatics, and persons
non compos mentis and common drunkards; grant letters testamentary
and of administration, settle accounts of executors, administrators and
guardians, and transact all business pertaining to the estates of deceased
persons, minors, idiots, lunatics, persons non compos mentis,
and of common drunkards, including partition, settlement and distribution
of estates of deceased persons and to apprentice minors as
provided by law, and to issue all writs that may be necessary for the
enforcement of its own jurisdiction, and to punish for contempt under
such provisions as are now, or as may be provided by the general laws
governing county courts in the State of Texas; but said county court
of Reagan County shall have no other or further jurisdiction, civil
or criminal, whatsoever.
SEC. 2. That the District Court of Reagan County shall have and
exercise jurisdiction over all civil, and criminal matters, and causes
over which, by the laws of this State, the county court of said county
would have jurisdiction, original or appellate, except as provided in
Section 1 of this Act; and that all causes other than probate matters,
and such as are specially provided for bv Secticn 1 of this Act, be
and the same are hereby transferred to the District Court of Reagan
County, Texas, and all writs and processes relating to any civil or
criminal matters included in the subject matter of the jurisdiction
prescribed in Section 1 of this Act, issued by or out of said county
court of Reagan County, be and the same are hereby made returnable
to the next term of the District Court of Reagan County, after the
taking effect of this Act.
SEC. 3. That this Act shall not be construed to in any manner affect
any judgments heretofore rendered by said county court of Reagan
County pertaining to matters and causes which by Section 2 of this
Act are returnable to the District Court of said county; but the county
clerk of Reagan County shall issue all executions and orders of sale
and all proceedings thereunder shall be as valid and binding, to all
intents and purposes, as though the change had not been made as
by Section 2 therein contemplated.
SEC. 4. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith be and
the same are hereby repealed.
SEC. 5. Owing to the great inconvenience and expense to and the
practically unanimous demand of the citizens of Reagan County that
said jurisdiction be diminished, an emergency is created and an im-
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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/m1/32/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .