The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 54 of 1,648
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44 SPECIAL LAWS.
District shall have the power to levy and collect an annual ad valorem
tax to the extent and reading as is now or may hereafter be
provided by law for the levying and collecting of annual ad valorem
taxes in said independent school districts of this State, for the
support and maintenance of schools in said district, and to, the extent
that. it is now or may hereafter be provided by the Constitution
and laws of the State of Texas for the purchase of sites and
the purchase, construction, repairs, leases and the equipping of free
school buildings within the limits of said district, for the purpose of
paying interest and creating a sinking fund to take care of the
bonds of the city of Paris for school purposes which may hereafter
be assumed by said district and which may hereafter be issued by
said Paris Independent School District. Said Paris Independent
School District may also levy and collect an annual ad valorem tax
for the purpose 'of paying any non-bonded indebtedness as now
existing against Paris Independent School District as now created,
and such indebtedness which may hereafter be created against Paris
Independent School District as established by this Act.
SEC 10. Said board of trustees shall have the power to issue
coupon bonds of the district for the purpose of purchasing, constructing
and acquiring public free school buildings and purchasing
lands for building sites to be made payable not to exceed forty years
from the date of said issue, in such sum or sums as they may
deem expedient, and to bear such rate of interest as may be provided:
for by the General Laws of this State for independent school districts,
and shall have such other powers and authority with regard to the
issuance of such bonds as is provided by the General Laws of the
State for the issuance of bonds of independent school districts and
the levying and collecting of all taxes to pay interest and create a
sinking fund therefor, and all such bonds of said district shall be
issued in the manner and according to the provisions of the General
Laws of this State relating to independent school distriets.
SEC. 11. The board of trustees of Paris Independent School Diftrict,
as created by this Act, shall have the power to employ attorneys
and other persons when necessary in any matter pertaining to the
management and control of the schools of said district and for the
protection and preservation of all the property lelonging to said district
and for the maintenance of the schools and to pay such attorneys
and other persons reasonable compensation for su'h services
and said board of trustees shall have power to employ attorneys to
bring suits to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes due said district
and to pay such attorneys a reasonable compensation therefor.
SEC. 12. The board of trustees of the Paris Independent School
District shall have the same right of eminent domain to condemn
property for school purposes, as is now conferred by the laws of
this State upon the 'railroad companies to condemn property for
right-of-wav purposes, and the same procedure as provided by law
for railroad companies in condemnation proceedings 'shall be followed
by the Paris Independent School District and' its trustees in
condemning property for school purposes and in the assessment of
of the value of the property so condemned and the benefits 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/m1/54/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .