The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 53 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 37
SEC. 2. The county criminal court of Dallas County, Texas
shall have and same is hereby vested with concurrent jurisdiction
within the said county of all criminal matters and causes,
original and appellate that is now vested in the county courts
having jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases under the Constitution
and laws of Texas, except as provided in Section Three
of this Act.
SEC. 3. The county court of Dallas County, Texas, shall retain
as heretofore, its jurisdiction as a juvenile court, the general
jurisdiction of a probate court; it shall probate wills, appoint
guardians of minors, idiots, lunatics, persons non compos
mentis, and habitual drunkards, and grant letters testamentary
and of administration, settle accounts of administrators, executors
and guardians, transact all business pertaining to deceased
persons, minors, idiots, lunatics, persons non compos mentis,
and common drunkards, including the settlements, partition
and distribution of the estates of deceased persons; and of apprenticing
minors as provided by law. The county judge of
Dallas County shall be the judge of the county court of Dallas
County, Texas, and all ex-officio duties of the county judge
shall be exercised by the said judge of the said county court,
except as in so far as the same shall, by this Act, be committed
to the judge of the county criminal court of Dallas County,
Texas; and except such as have heretofore been conferred upon
the judges of the County Court at Law, Number One, and the
County Court at Law, Number Two, of Dallas County, Texas.
SEC. 4. The county criminal court of Dallas County, Texas
or the judge thereof shall have the power of issue writs of
habeas corpus and grant injunctions for the enforcement of the
penal laws, in cases where the offense charged is within the jurisdiction
of said court or any court or tribunal inferior to said
court; and shall also have power to punish for contempt under
such provisions as are now or may be provided by the General
Law governing county courts throughout the State.
SEC. 5. The terms of the county criminal court of Dallas
County, Texas, and the practice therein and appeals therefrom
shall be as prescribed by law relating to the county courts. The
terms of said county criminal court shall be held not less than
four times each year and the commissioners' court of Dallas
County, Texas shall fix the time at which said court shall hold
its terms, until the same may be changed according to law.
SEC. 6. As soon as may be after the passage of this Act,
there shall be appointed by the commissioners court of Dallas
County in accordance with the law, a judge of the county criminal
court hereby created, who shall be well informed in the
laws of the State and who shall hold his office until the next
succeeding general election and until his successor shall have
duly qualified. The judge of said court elected at any general
election shall hold office for two years and until his successor
shall have duly qualified; provided, that no person shall be eli-
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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/m1/53/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .