The Laws of Texas, 1926 [Volume 24] Page: 59 of 1,784
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SPECIAL LAWS. 27
which is also the southeast corner of Common School District
No. 21 and the northeast corner of Common School District No.
3, as the same now exist.
SEC. 2. The management and control of the public free
schools in said Silsbee Independent School District, as hereby
created, are hereby vested in a board of trustees which shall be
composed of seven persons, resident citizens and qualified voters
within said district, as provided by the General Laws of the
State of Texas. The Board of Trustees as heretofore elected and
now serving for the Silsbee Independent School District, as now
existing, are hereby continued in office and shall serve as such
for the Silsbee Independent School District hereby created until
their respective terms shall have expired and until their successors
are duly elected and qualified under the General Laws of
this State; and all other boards of trustees within the said Silsbee
Independent School District as hereby created are hereby
SEC. 3. The title to all the properties belonging to any and
all school districts included within and composing the Silsbee Independent
School District as hereby created, and to all property
held in trust by any person or persons for the use and benefit of
any and all such school districts, is hereby divested from and out
of such school districts, and all persons holding same or any part
thereof in trust, and vested in said Silsbee Independent School
District and its board of trustees; and said Silsbee Independent
School District shall be liable for and pay all indebtedness owing
by such former school districts and shall carry out all their
contracts or the contracts of any one of such school districts.
SEC. 4. The said Silsbee Independent School District 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 said district shall
have and exercise and are hereby vested and charged with all
rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred and imposed by
the General Laws of this State, now in force or hereafter enacted
upon the trustees of independent school districts, including
the right to levy taxes and issue bonds of said district, to
the extent, for the purpose and subject to all the provisions, lim.itations
and conditions under which said powers may now be
exercised under the General Laws of this State, including the
extension of boundaries by petition of the majority of the qualified
voters residing in the territory sought to be annexed, and it
is specifically provided that the territory of the Silsbee Independent
School District shall not be limited to twenty-five
square miles; and all laws of this State applicable to towns and
villages, incorporated for free school purposes only, when same
are not in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby declared
to be in full force and effect, with respect to said Silsbee
Independent School District.
SEC. 5. The board of trustees of the said Silsbee Independent
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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/m1/59/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .