The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 49 of 1,648
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SPECIAL LAWS. 39
SEC. 4. It is expressly provided that the board of trustees of
Webster Independent School District shall be authorized to appoint
a board of equalization, consisting of five persons who shall not be
members of the board of trustees, and shall fix the time of the said
board of equalization Said board of equalization shall be authorizedto
equalize and fix the valuation of all real and personal property
assessed for school purposes within said Webster Independent
School District, exclusive of any and all authority. After fixing
the valuation of property within said district, it shall cause notices.
to be issued by the secretary of the school board to all persons or
corporations whose property values have been changed, citing such
person or corporation to appear before said board of equalization to
show cause why such changes in valuation shall not be made. For
the purpose of hearing the complaints of those cited, said board of
equalization shall designate a time not less than ten or more than
fifteen days after adjournment of its previous meeting
SEC. 5. The board of trustees, as provided in Section 3 of this
Act shall immediately after the election, or as soon thereafter as
possible, meet for the purpose of organizing. The majority of said
board shall constitute a quorum to do business, and they shall
choose from their members a president; and they shall choose a
secretary, treasurer or depository, assessor and collector of taxes, and
all other necessary officers and committees.
The treasurer chosen shall be required to give bond in such sum
as the board may require. Said bond shall be made payable to the
president of the board and his successors in office, and to be appioved
by the board of trustees, conditioned for the faithful discharge
of his or its duties, and for the payment of the funds received by
him or it upon the draft of the president drawn upon order duly
entered by the board of trustees.
SEC. 6 The assessor and collector of taxes herein provided for
shall be required to give bond in such sum as the board may require.
Said bond shall be made payable to the president of the board and
to his successors in office, and be approved by the board of trustees,
conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties and the payment
of funds received by him to the treasurer of said board, and he
shall be entitled to receive for his service as such assessor and collector
such compensation as the board of trustees may allow, not
exceeding four per cent of all funds collected by him as such tax
collector. The board of trustees may choose the county assessor
and county collector to assess and collect taxes for the district, and
in such cases no additional bond shall be required.
SEC. 7. All taxes levied and assessed under this Act, shall be due
and payable on or before the last day of January of each year,
next after the date of such levy and assessment.
SEC. 8. To facilitate the prompt collection of taxes and to effectually
avail itself of the lien therefor upon any property delinquent,
the board of trustees may, in its discretion, waive the regular proceedings
prescribed by the general law for the enforced collection
of taxes and adopt the extraordinary remedy of a direct suit therefor
against the owner or owners of the property delinquent and_
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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/m1/49/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .