The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23] Page: 66 of 822
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54 SPECIAL LAWS.
when sitting as a board of equalization, fixing property values
in said independent school district.
SEC. 14. It is hereby expressly provided that any and all
outstanding bonds, obligations and indebtedness of Ropes Independent
School District No. 1 of Hockley County, Texas, be and
are hereby validated and all such bonds, obligations and indebtedness
outstanding in said Ropes Independent School District
No. 1, of Hockley County, Texas, be and the same are hereby
validated and all such bonds, obligations and indebtedness outstanding
in said Ropes Independent School District No. 1, that
is, within the territorial limits or within the metes and bounds
of the said Center Independent School District No. 5 of Hockley
County, Texas; shall be assumed by and are hereby made binding
and valid obilgations of the said Center Independent School
District as the same is created by this Act.
SEC. 15. The local maintenance tax, and the bonding taxes,
if any, heretofore voted by the qualified voters of said Ropes
Independent School District No. 1, in Hockley County, Texas,
and now in force therein, are hereby validated and continued
in the Independent School District hereby created, until such
time as majority of the property tax paying voters of said district
shall see proper to increase, diminish, or abolish the same,
as provided under the general statutes of this State.
SEC. 16. The title to all property of all kind and wherever
situated now owned by and vested in said Ropes Independent
School District No. 1, in Hockley County, Texas, within the territorial
limits, or the metes and bounds of the Center Independent
School District as heretofore set forth, and is hereby vested
in the board of trustees of said Center Independent School District.
SEC. 17. Any vacancy occurring on the board of trustees
shall be filled by the remaining members thereof by appointment
for the unexpired term of a person qualified under the provisions
of this Act to hold such office.
SEC. 18. The board of trustees shall provide a suitable seal
to be used in the authentication of all bonds, warrants, or other
documents executed by authority of said board.
SEC. 19. In all matters not provided for in this Act, the said
board of trustees in Said Center Independent School District,
and all other officers thereof shall be governed by the General
Laws of the State of Texas, applicable to independent school
SEC. 20. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this Act in so far as this Act is concerned are hereby
repealed; and should any section or provision in this Act be
declared by the court unconstitutional or invalid, such decision
shall not impair any of the remaining sections or provisions of
SEC. 21. The fact that the educational facilities of the territory
comprising the Center Independent School District are
insufficient, for want of adequate school buildings and adequately
maintain the schools, creates an emergency and an im-
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23], book, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15499/m1/66/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .