The Laws of Texas, 1926 [Volume 24] Page: 35 of 1,784
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SPECIAL LAWS. 3
fied resident property taxpaying voters of said district, voting at
an election to be held or having been held for the purpose within
said district; and it is further provided that whenever the total
rate of bond tax necessary to pay the current interest on and
provide a sinking fund or funds to redeem all bonds authorized
in said district, together with the rate of maintenance tax authorized
and levied, shall ever, for any one year, exceed a combined
tax rate of one and one-half (112) per cent of the total
assessed valuation of all taxable property within said district,
then such total rate of bond tax levied and found necessary to be
levied for bond purposes shall operate to reduce the maintenance
tax rate to the difference between such total rate of bond tax and
said tax limitation of one and one-half (11/2) per cent of said
total assessed valuation of all taxable property within said district.
SEC. 8. In addition to the maintenance of elementary and
high schools in said consolidated district, the board of trustees
of said Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District
shall be authorized and empowered to construct and maintain
in said consolidated district a junior college and may adopt
and provide courses of study equal to the courses of study offered
in the first and second year's work by the higher educational
institutions of the State of Texas, and shall be authorized
and empowered to employ a faculty qualified to teach such
courses, and the board of trustees of said district is hereby authorized
and empowered to provide for the collection of matriculation
fees, laboratory fees, gymnasium fees, and all other fees
to be collected by said institution, and the same shall be applied
to and supplement the maintenance fund of said consolidated
SEC. 9. The boundaries of said Rio Grande City Consolidated
Independent School District may be extended and enlarged in
the manner provided by Article 2765, Revised Civil Statutes of
Texas of 1925, but the limitation of twenty-five (25) square
miles in area contained in said Article 2765 shall not apply to
said Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District.
SEC. 10. Should the court declare any section or provision
of this Act unconstitutional, such decision of the courts shall
affect only the section or provision so declared unconstitutional
and shall not affect any other section or part of this Act.
SEC. 11. The unsatisfactory condition of the schools and educational
facilities in said Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent
School district creates an emergency and an imperative
public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to
be read on three several day be suspended, and the same is hereby
suspended, and this Act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[Note.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed
the Senate, 28 yeas, 0 nays; passed the House, 115 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved September 23, 1926.
Effective September 23, 1926.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1926 [Volume 24], book, 1926; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16124/m1/35/: accessed March 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .