The Laws of Texas, 1929 [Volume 26] Page: 643 of 1,702
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-REGULAR SESSION. 627
CONVERTING SOUTH TEXAS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
INTO THE TEXAS COLLEGE OF ARTS
S. B. No. 293.] CHAPTER 286.
An Act converting the South Texas State Teachers College into the Texas
College of Arts and Industries at Kingsville, Texas; providing for a
continuance of the work of the College as a State Teachers College
and in addition thereto providing for work at said College suitable to
a College of Arts and Industries providing for the organization, control
and management thereof, the appointment of a Board of Directors
and selection of a President, the division of its work into branches of
education and training; providing for the granting of appropriate degrees
and giving of special courses in certain subjects; changing the
management of the South Texas State Teachers College from the Board
of Regents of State Teachers Colleges to the Board of Directors of
the Texas College of Arts and Industries, said State Tecahers College to
be merged into the Texas College of Arts and Industries as provided for
in this Act; providing for the acquirement of additional land when
necessary and for the enlargement of the work of said College; granting
to said College the right of eminent domain; requiring biennial
reports to the Legislature; conferring all power, duties and functions
of the Board of Regents of the State Teachers Colleges in respect to
said South Texas State Teachers College on the Board of Directors
herein created, except where in conflict with this Act; repealing all
laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act; providing all necessary
details to accomplish the purpose of this Act; and declaring an
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Creation of College. There is hereby established
in Texas, in the City of Kingsville, Kleberg County, a co-educational
institution of learning for the white youth of this
State, which shall be known as the Texas College of Arts and
Industries, and the South Texas State Teachers College is
hereby merged into said institution, the same to be conducted,
operated and maintained under ,a new Board of Directors as
SEC. 2. Organization, Control and Management. The organization,
control and management of such College shall be vested
in a Board of nine Directors who shall be appointed by the
Governor of Texas and confirmed by the Senate. The term of
office of each director shall be six years; provided that in making
the first appointment the Governor shall appoint three
members for two years, three members for four years and three
members for six years. Any vacancy that occurs on the Board
shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Governor. The
members of said Board shall be removable by the Governor for
ineficiency or in-attention to the duties of his office. Each member
of the Board shall take the constitutional oath of office.
The said board of directors shall meet for the first time after
the passing of this act at the time and place designated by the
Governor, as soon after their appointments as possible. They
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929 [Volume 26], book, 1929; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16364/m1/643/: accessed June 2, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .