The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23] Page: 80 of 822
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68 SPECIAL LAWS.
with its east line to its northeast corner; thence north to the
south line of the Joseph Coit Survey, thence west to its southwest
corner; thence north to a point due east to the southeast
corner of the J. M. Seaton Survey; thence west to the southwest
corner of the J. M. Seaton Survey, which is also the southeast
corner of the Duncan Buchanan Survey; thence west to the
southwest corner of the Duncan Buchanan Survey; thence north
to the southeast corner of the J. F. Johnson Survey; thence
west to its southwest corner; thence north to southeast corner
of the Thos. Handlin Survey; thence west to its southwest corner;
thence north to the southeast corner of the W. L. Green
Survey; thence west to the Hardin and Liberty County lines;
thence in a southerly direction with said county boundary lines
to the place of beginning.
SEC. 2. A part of the territory described in Section 1 hereof
is taken from the Sour Lake Independent School District of
Hardin County, and the said territory so taken from the Sour
Lake Independent School District shall continue and remain
chargeable with any bonded indebtedness outstanding against
it as its pro rata share of the bonded indebtedness of the Sour
Lake Independent School District; and the territory excluded
by this Act from the Batson Independent School District, which
has heretofore been embraced therein, shall continue and remain
chargeable with its pro rata, part of the outstanding bonded
indebtedness of the Batson Independent School District.
SEC. 3. The Batson Independent School District shall be
entitled to all taxes collected, or to be collected, by it for the
years 1924 and 1925 in the district as it stood before the passage
of this Act.
SEC. 4. In case any of the provisions of this Act shall be
held to be unconstitutional or ineffectual, such action of the
courts shall not invalidate the remaining parts of this Act.
SEC. 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are
hereby repealed in so far as they conflict with this Act.
SEC. 6. The fact that the location of the present boundaries
of said district have been a source of dissatisfaction in certain
of the territory involved, and that an agreement has been
reached between the Batson and Sour Lake Independent School
Districts affecting said boundaries in accordance with this Act,
and that it is important to the people in the territory affected
that said boundaries be so fixed immediately creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional
rule requiring that bills be read on three several days in each
House be suspended, and it is hereby suspended, and that this
Act go into effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed
the House, 107 yeas, 0 nays; passed the Senate, 29 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved February 23, 1925.
Effective February 23, 1925.
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