The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 80 of 1,648
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70 SPECIAL LAWS.
CREATING SOUR LAKE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DI)STRICT
IN HIARDIN COUNTY.
H. B. No. 236.] CHAPTER 17.
An Act creating the Sour Lake Independent School District; defining its
boundaries, including the present Sour Lake Independent School District;
providing for a board of trustees, and the manner of their election;
vesting title to all school property within said district in the board
of trustees, and their successors in office; charging said district with
the payment of all indebtedness of any and every nature whatsoever,
and the performance of all contracts of the schools that are included
within said district; providing that the board of trustees hereof elected
and now serving for the Sour Lake Independent School District, as
now existing, shall continue in office tor the district hereby created
until the expiration ot their terms of office and until their successors
shall have been elected and qualified; authorizing the trustees to exercise
all the rights and powers conferred by the General Laws upon
trustees of independent school districts created for school purposes
under the General Laws, and in addition thereto, certain plenary powers;
providing for the annexation of adjacent territory thereto; validating
and continuing in force the maintenance tax heretofore voted by the
voters in every territory included within the district hereby created
until the voters in said district increase, diminish, or abolish such
taxes in accordance with the General Laws; vesting authority ih the
board of trustees to issue bonds for the purpose of purchasing school
building sites or additional sites to the present sites, and erecting, altering,
or repairing, furnishing and equipping school buildings within said
district; empowering the trustees to levy taxes therefor, and to pay
current expenses for the support and maintenance of the schools; providing
said district shall remain chargeable with its pro rata part of
any outstanding bonded indebtedness heretofore voted by the Batson
Independent School District in Hardin County, Texas, on any other
school district whose territory is by this Act encroached upon; providing
that if any part of this Act is held' ineffectual or unconstitutional,
the remaining part of the Act shall not be invalidated or vitiated;
providing for the repeal of all laws, and parts of laws, in conflict herewith;
declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of TexaS:
SECTION 1. The Sour Lake Independent Schocl District il Ilard;n
County, Texas. is hereby created and the boundaries of said district
are defined as follows, to-wit:
Beginning at the most easterly southeast corner of the Walker
Petit Survey, which corner is on Pine Island Bayou; thence north
with tlhe east line of said Petit Survey to its northeast cornel, which
point is also the southeast corner of the Keeton 5M. Jones Survey,
and continuing north in the east line of said K. MI. Jones Survey
to the northeast corner hereof, which corner is in the soutl line of
'\. C. Ry. Co. Survey 383; thence west in the north line of the said
K. M. Jones Survey, and the south line of W. C. Ry. Co Surveys
:383. 384, 381, 382 and 379. past the northwest corner of the said
Jones Survey and continuing west in the south line of \V. C. Ry. Co.
Survey 379 to the southwest corner of said W. C. Ry. Co. Survey
379; thence due south to a point on the north line of W. C Ry. Co.
Survey 385; thence west in the north line of Ar. C. IRy. Surve 385
to its northwest corner, which is also the northeast corner of NV. C.
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