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318 SPECIAL LAWS.
school bonds and school refunding bonds, and of all outstanding bonds
of a like kind issued by Harris County Common School District Number
25, and providing for the payment of interest and the creation of a
sinking fund for the liquidation of said bonds, as well as any other
bonds which may hereafter be voted; to adopt text-books; to take the
school census; for the removal from office of any member of said board;
giving certain officers of said board authority to administer oaths; and
providing for a corporate seal, and giving said district through its
board of education power to manage and control public free schools
within said district, and to do all things authorized by this Act; repealing
Section 14, Chapter 17, of the Local and Special Laws of the Twentyninth
Legislature, passed at the Regular and First Called Session thereof,
incorporating the City of Houston into an Independent School District,
said Act having been approved on March 18, 1905; and also repealing
all special and general laws in conflict with the provisions of
this Act, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of 'Te.rns
SECTION 1. That Section 14 of Chapter 17 of the Local and
Special Laws of the Twenty-ninth Legislature, as embodied in an
Act passed at the Regular Session thereof, and approved on March
18, 1905, be and the same is hereby repealed, and the Houston
Independent School District, separate and apart from the municipal
government of the City of Houston is hereby created.
SEC. 2. That there is hereby created the Houston Independent
School District, which shall include within its limits all lands and
territory included within the corporate limits of the City of Houston,
and in addition thereto, all lands and territory adjacent to
the corporate limits of the sa'd City of Houston, and included
within the limits and boundaries of Harris County Common School
District, Nnumber 25, as defined by an order of the commissioners'
court of Harris County, 'Texas, on September 20, 1915, the boundaries
of said independent school district to, be identical with the limits
and boundaries of said city. and those of said independent school district;
and said independent school district is hereby incorporated and
made a body corporate in law for free school purposes only, and
the name of said corporation and said independent school district
shall be "Houston Independent School D strict."
SEC. 3. In the event of the extension of the city limits of the
municipality of the City of Houston after the passage of this Act,
the territory taken into said city by such extension shall automaticeally
become a part of the Houston Independent School District,
and subject to the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 4. Any territory or subdivision of territory now or hereafter
constituting a school district of any class adjoining the
limits and boundaries of the Houston Independent School District,
may be added to and become a part of such independent school
district, should the patrons of such other district desire, by presenting
to the Board of Education a petition signed by a majority
of the qualified tax voters in said district, to that effect; said petition
making affidavit of the facts set forth therein; fully describing
by metes and bounds the territory proposed to be annexed, and
showing its location with reference to the territory embraced in
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22], book, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15500/m1/328/?q=%22houston%20independent%20school%20district%22: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .