The Laws of Texas, 1929 [Volume 26] Page: 646 of 1,702
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630 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
as proposed by the accrediting agencies of Texas, of the South,
and of the other sections of the country. Short courses, long
courses and special courses of intense practical value shall be
given from time to time by the Texas College of Arts and Industries
in the subjects of health, home economics, agriculture
and industry, and such other subjects of practical value to the
people as the board of directors shall order and direct.
SEC. 5. Changing the Management of the South Texas State
Teachers College. At the beginning of the school year, September
first after the passage of this bill, the control and management
of the South Texas State Teachers College shall be
divested out of the Board of Regents of the Texas State Teachers
College and invested in the Board of Directors of the Texas
Collge of Arts and Industries as provided in this Act, who shall
administer the affairs of the college according to the laws of
Texas and the provisions of the Act. the corporeal property of
the South Texas State Teachers College at the time of the passage
of this Act, the control of which shall pass into the hands
of the Board of Directors of the Texas College of Arts and Industries,
consists of the following items:
A College campus of Fifty (50) acres, Estimated value $12,500
A Farm and pasture, One Hundred Six (106) acres,
barn, rent house equipment and live stock ---------
Pasture land Two hundred twenty-five (225) acres-. 9,000
Main Building and Equipment .. ----
Boiler House and shop------
President's Home ---__
Total properties ---------$ 449,450
Should the future development of the said Texas College of Arts
and Industries ever require additional land for the accomplishment
of its purposes as an industrial college, it shall have the
right of eminent domain to acquire such land for its own use,
and shall have the right to proceed under condemnation proceedings
the same as is now enjoyed by Railroad Companies
under the laws of Texas.
SEC. 6. Additional Courses. The specifications of courses
of study written in this Act shall not prohibit the board of directors
from adding other courses, subjects or groups of subjects
necessary to enable the Texas College of Arts and Industries
to perform its functions as college of arts and applied
science in the most practical and efficient way. The Board of
Directors are required and directed to build and control a State
College of the first rank that shall compare favorably with
the splendid colleges of Texas in the preparation of teachers
for the schools, and artists and artisans for the varied interests
and industries possible in the section in which the Texas College
is located. This college shall be equipped adequately to do
its work well, as the other State colleges prform their functions.
'To this end the President of the said college and the Directors
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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/m1/646/: accessed July 6, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .