The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 82 of 1,648
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72 SPECIAL LAWS.
qualified voters within said district. The board of trustees, as heretofore
elected and now serving for the Sour Lake Independent
School District as now existing, are hereby continued in office as
trustees of the district herein created until their respective terms
of office shall have expired and their successors shall have .been
elected and qualified under the General Laws of this State.
SEC. 5. The Sour Lake Independent School District of Hardin
County, Texas, hereby created, except as herein otherwise provided,
shall have and exercise, and is hereby vested with all the rights,
powers, privileges and duties of a town or village incorporated under
the General Laws of the State of Texas for free school purposes
only, and the board of trustees of the Sour Lake Independent
School District of Hardin County, Texas, in, all matters and things
not specifically provided for by this Act, shall be governed by the
General Laws, and shall, have and exercise, and is hereby vested and
charged with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred
and imposed by the General Laws of this State upon the trustees of
independent school districts incorporated under the General Laws
of the State of Texas for school purposes only including the power
to assess and collect taxes and issue bonds as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 6. The board of trustees of the Sour Lake Independent
School District of Hardin County, Texas, shall be a, body politic and
corporate in law, and as such may contract and be contracted with,
sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court within this
State of competent jurisdiction, and may receive any gifts, donations
or devises made for the use of the public free schools of said
SEC. 7. The board of trustees shall provide and adopt a suitable
seal with a suitable device of its, selection, indicative of the offi.
cial authority of the board of trustees to be used in the authentication
of all bonds, warrants, contracts and other documents executed
by the authority of the board of trustees, and when so adopted the
same shall thereafter constitute and be the official seal of the board
of truste-s of said independent school district.
SEC. 8. The president and secretary of the said board of trustees.
when acting in their official capacity, are hereby authorized
and empowered to administer oaths and affirmations, and may use
the seal of the said district in attestation thereof.
SEC. 9. The Sour Lake Independent School District is hereby
authorized to add territory to said district in the, manner as provided
under the General Laws of the State of Texas, except that
the provisions of the General Laws limiting the area of independent
school districts to twenty-five square miles shall not apply to this
SEC. 10. The local maintenance taxes heretofore voted by the
qualified voters in any territory included with the independent
school district hereby created are hereby validated and continued
in such territory, and the district hereby established until such time
as a majority of th? qualified tax paying voters of this district
shall increase or abolish same as is required under the General
Statutes of this State.
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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/m1/82/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .