The Laws of Texas, 1926 [Volume 24] Page: 41 of 1,784
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SPECIAL LAWS. 9
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 (11/2) 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
SEC. 7. In addition to the maintenance of elementary and
high schools in said consolidated district, the board of trustees
of said Edinburg 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 years' 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 district.
SEC. 8. The boundaries of said Edinburg 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
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.
SEC. 9. Should the courts declare any section or provision of
this Act unconstitutional, such decision of the courts shall effect
only the section or provision so declared unconstitutional and
shall not effect any other section or part of this Act.
SEC. 10. The unsatisfactory condition of the schools and educational
facilities in said Edinburg Consolidated Independent
School District creates an emergency and an imperative public
necesity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read
on three several days 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, 110 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/m1/41/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .