The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 29 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 21
EXCLUDING CITY OF DONNA FROM DONNA
IRRIGATION DISTRICT, HIDALGO
COUNTY NO. 1.
H. B. No. 71.] CHAPTER 10.
An Act to exclude from the Donna Irrigation District, Hidalgo County
No. 1, all of that land now lying within the corporate limits of the
City of Donna; providing that the lands so excluded shall continue
to bear a tax which will provide an interest and sinking fund sufficient
to retire that pro rata part of the indebtedness which the lands
hereby excluded bear to the entire indebtedness of the Donna Irrigation
District, Hidalgo County No. 1, at the time of the exclusion of
said lands from said District; providing that this Act shall in no way
impair the value of any bonds outstanding against said District at
the time of the effective date of this Act; providing that if any of
the indebtedness existing against the said Donna Irrigation District,
Hidalgo County No. 1, on the effective date of this Act be cancelled or
in any similar manner reduced by said Donna Irrigation District,
Hidalgo County No. 1, then those lands hereby excluded from the said
District shall have the benefit of their pro rata part of such reduction
as that pro rata part exists at the time of the exclusion of said
lands; granting power to the Board of Directors of the Donna Irrigation
District, Hidalgo County No. 1, to sell water for use on lands
excluded by this Act; providing that this Act shall not impair the
ownership of any lands or property or leases or easements thereon
lying within the territory of the lands hereby excluded and owned by
said District; providing that if any portion of this Act shall be held
unconstitutional the validity of the remainder of said Act shall not
be affected thereby; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. From and after the effective date of this Act all
the lands lying within the corporate limits of the City of Donna,
hereinafter referred to as "Excluded Lands," shall be excluded
from and shall cease to be a part of Donna Irrigation District,
Hidalgo County Number One, which District constitutes a Conservation
and Reclamation District under authority of Section
59, Article 16 of the Constitution of the State of Texas, and
which District was created and validated by authority of H. B.
38 passed in the 4th Called Session of the 41st Legislature, and
which is hereinafter referred to as the "District."
SEC. 2. There being at this time an outstanding indebtedness
against said District, it is hereby expressly provided that
the Excluded Lands shall continue to bear their pro rata share of
said indebtedness, as such indebtedness exists on the effective
date of this Act, said pro rata share to bear the same relation
to the entire indebtedness of the said District as the valuations
of the Excluded Lands and the property within the territory
thereof bear to the valuations in the undivided said District, as
said valuations appear on the tax rolls of said District on September
1, 1931. It shall be the duty of said District to continue
to levy taxes each year on the said Excluded Lands and
on said property within the territory thereof at the same rate
as is levied upon other lands and property in said District, until
the taxes collected on said Excluded Lands and said property
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28], book, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17293/m1/29/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .