The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 95 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 79
CITIES AND TOWNS-VALIDATION OF INCORPORATION.
S. B. No. 172.] CHAPTER 55.
An Act validating certain cities and towns incorporated under the General
Laws of Texas, Title 28, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, having 600 inhabitants
or over; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That all cities and towns of six hundred inhabitants
or more which have hertofore attempted to accept the
provisions of Title XXVIII and to become incorporated cities
and towns of six hundred inhabitants or more under the General
Laws of Texas, and have failed to comply with all the requirements
of said General Laws, or which are not included
within the literal meaning of those cities which are authorized
to accept the provisions of said general laws, and all towns and
villages incorporated under Chapter 14 or Chapter 11 of Title
XXVIII of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, and which now
have six hundred inhabitants or more, and which have heretofore
attempted to accept the provisions of Title XXVIII and to
become incorporated cities of six hundred inhabitants or
more, but which said cities have from and after the dates
of their several attempted incorporations and their several
efforts to accept the provisions of said Title XXVIII, have
exercised the functions of cities of the class named, and were
by the State of Texas recognized as such cities, are hereby
declared to be cities of six hundred inhabitants; and the several
acts whereby they attempted to accept the provisions of said
law are hereby in all things validated; and that all subsequent
acts of said cities and towns done and performed as a city of
six hundred inhabitants or more, after they had attempted to
accept the provisions of said law, as aforesaid, are hereby validated
and declared to be as binding as if said cities had been
duly and legally incorporated; provided, that nothing herein
shall be construed as validating any act of said cities or the
councils thereof, unless the same were authorized by the General
Laws of the State under which they were attempting to
act at the several dates when said acts were done; and provided,
further, that the provisions of this article shall not validate the
act of any town or city in adding additional territory to such
city or town without the consent of such inhabitants so added to
such city or town.
SEC. 2. The fact that there are many cities and towns of six
hundred inhabitants and more that have incorporated under
the provisions of said General Law, and have in good faith
undertaken to incorporate and to accept the provisions of said
General Laws, and may not have complied strictly with all of the
provisions, and the acts, ordinances, and bond issues of said
cities and towns, might be questioned, although made in good
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