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of eminent domain of which jurisdiction has heretofore rested in
the County Court of El Paso County, Texas, or the judge thereof,
but this provision shall not effect the jurisdiction of the Commissioners'
Court or the County Judge of El Paso County as presiding
judge of said court as to roads, bridges and public highways
and matters of eminent domain which are now within the jurisdiction
of the Commissioners' Court or of the Judge of the
County Court of El Paso County, Texas. (Acts 1917, ch. 93,
sec. 2; Acts 1918, 4th C. S., ch 14, sec. 1.)
Art. 1811-135. Jurisdiction. The County Court of El Paso
County, Texas, shall retain, as heretofore, its jurisdiction as a
juvenile court, its jurisdiction in matters pertaining to liquor
licenses, forfeitures and bonds and the general jurisdiction of a
probate court; it shall probate wills, appoint guardians of
minors, idiots and lunatics, persons non compos mentis and
drunkards, grant letters testamentary and of administration,
settle accounts with administrators, executors and guardians,
transact all business pertaining to deceased persons, and to apprentice
minors as provided by law. The County Judge of El
Paso County County ,Texas, shall be the Judge of the County
Court of El Paso County, Texas, and all ex-officio duties of the
County Judge shall be exercised by said Judge of the said
County Court of El Paso County, except insofar as the same
shall by this Act be committed to the Judge of the El Paso
County Court at Law. (Acts 1917, ch. 93, sec. 3; Acts 1918,
4th C. S., ch. 14, sec. 2.
Art. 1811-136. Power to issue writs. Both the said County
Court of El Paso County, and the El Paso County Court at Law
or either of the judges thereof shall have the power to issue
writs of injunction, sequestration, attachments, garnishment,
certiorari, supersedeas and all other writs necessary to the enforcement
of the jurisdiction of said courts; and also power to
punish for contempt under such provisions as are, or may be provided
by the General Laws governing County Courts throughout
the State, and to issue writs of habeas corpus, in cases where
the offense charged is within the jurisdiction of said courts or
of any court or tribunal inferior to said courts. (Acts 1917,
ch. 93, sec. 4.)
Art. 1811-137. Terms of court. The terms of the El Paso
County Court at Law and the practice therein and appeals and
writs of error therefrom shall be, as prescribed by law relating
to county courts. The terms of the El Paso County Court at
Law shall be held not less than four times each year, and the
commissioners court of El Paso County shall fix the time at
which said court shall hold its terms, until the same shall be
changed according to law. (Id. sec. 5.)
Art. 1811-138. Appointment of Judge; election; qualifications
of judge. The Governor shall appoint some suitable person who
is a resident citizen of El Paso County as judge of the El Paso
County Court at Law, as herein constituted. who shall hold such
office until the next general election after his appointment, and
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25], book, 1927; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16125/m1/287/ocr/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .