The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 68 of 1,111
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52 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
9. The following counties shall compose the Ninth Supreme
Judicial District: Shelby, Nacogdoches, Angelina, San Jacinto,
Montgomery, Liberty, Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Newton,
Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Sabine and San Augustine.
10. The following counties shall compose the Tenth Supreme
Judicial District: McLennan, Coryell, Robertson, Falls, Hamilton,
Limestone, Hill, Freestone, Madison, Bosque, Brazos and
11. The following counties shall compose the Eleventh Supreme
Judicial District: Stonewall, Haskell, Throckmorton,
Stephens, Shackelford, Mitchell, Jones, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan,
Eastland, Dawson, Howard, Scurry, Fisher, Comanche, Erath,
Palo Pinto and Borden.
12. The following counties shall compose the Twelfth Supreme
Judicial District: Montague, Clay, Wichita, Archer,
Young, Baylor, Knox, Wilbarger, Hardeman and Foard.
SEC. 2. Within thirty days after the passage of this Act
the Governor shall, by and with the consent of the Senate, if in
session, appoint one chief and two associate justices for the
Twelfth Supreme Judicial District, who shall each reside in the
territorial limits of the Twelfth Supreme Judicial District, and
who shall possess the qualifications now required by law, who
shall constitute the Court of Civil Appeals within and for the
Twelfth Supreme Judicial District, and who shall hold their
offices until the next general election in 1928, and who shall
thereafter be elected and qualify as provided and required by
Article 1813 of the 1925 Revised Civil Statutes of Texas.
SEC. 3. The Court of Civil Appeals for the Twelfth Supreme
Judicial District shall hold its sessions in the city of Wichita
Falls, in the county of Wichita, and its term shall commence on
the first Monday in October of each year and shall continue in
session until the first Monday in July of each succeeding year;
provided, however, that said court may commence its first session
immediately upon appointment and qualificatoin of the
judges thereof and the organizing of the court; and provided
further, that the court shall be located at Wichita Falls, Wichita
County, Texas, and the commissioners' court of said county
shall furnish, provide and equip a suitable room or rooms and
library for said court and the members thereof, without cost or
expense to the State.
[NOTE.-Sections 4 and 5, making appropriation of funds for
the Court were vetoed by the Governor, and hence are omitted.]
SEC. 6. The crowded condition of the docket of the Second
Supreme Judicial District of Texas, and the heavy increase of
litigation in the counties of the Twelfth Supreme Judicial District,
and the fact that many of the cases appealed from the
counties in said Twelfth Supreme Judicial District are by order
of the Supreme Court transferred to other Courts of Civil Appeals
at long distances from said counties, creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the consitutional rule
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