The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 50 of 1,111
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34 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
shall be at once transferred to the Criminal District Court No.
2 of Harris County, and from and after the taking effect of this
Act, the clerk of the criminal district court shall file and docket
the felony cases of even numbers in the Criminal District Court
No. 2 of Harris County, and the felony cases of odd numbers in
the criminal district court of Harris County.
SEC. 3. The judge of said Criminal District Court No. 2 of
Harris County shall be elected by the qualified voters of Harris
County for a term of four years, and shall hold his office until
his successor shall have been elected and qualified. He shall
possess the same qualifications as are required of the judge of a
district court, and shall receive the same salary as is now or
may hereafter be paid to the district judges, to be paid in like
manner. He shall have and exercise all the powers and duties
now or hereafter to be vested in and exercised by district judges
of the criminal district court of Harris County. The judge of
said court may exchange with any district judge, as provided
by law in cases of district judges, and, in case of disqualification
or absence of a judge, a special judge may be selected, elected
or appointed as provided by law in cases of district judges; provided,
that the Governor, under the authority now provided by
law, upon this Act becoming effective, shall appoint a judge of
said court, who shall hold the office until the next general election,
after the passage of this law, and until his successor shall
have been elected and qualified. Either of the judges of said
criminal district courts may, in his discretion, in the absence of
the judge of the other criminal district court from his courtroom
or from the County of Harris, Texas, try and dispose of any
cause or causes that may be pending in such criminal district
court as fully as could such absent judge were he personally present
and presiding. And either of said judges may receive in open
court from the foreman of the grand jury any bill or bills of
indictment in the court to which such bill or bills of indictment
may be returnable, entering the presentment of such bill or bills
of indictment in the minutes of the proceedings of such court,
and may hear and receive from any empaneled petit jury any report,
information or verdict, and make and cause to be entered
any order or orders in reference thereto, or with reference to the
continuation of the deliberation of such petit jury or their final
discharge, as fully and completely as such absent district judge
could do if personally present and presiding over such court;
and may make any other order or orders in such courts respecting
the causes therein pending or the procedure pertaining
thereto as the regular judge of said criminal district court could
make if personally present and presiding.
SEC. 4. Said court shall have a seal of like design as the seal
now provided by law for district courts, except that the words
"Criminal District Court No. 2 of Harris County" shall be engraved
around the margin thereof, which seal shall be used for
all the purposes for which the seals of the district courts are
required to be used; and certified copies of the orders, proceedings,
judgments and other official acts of said court, under
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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/m1/50/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .