The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 31 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 23
AMENDING STATUTE RELATING TO HIDALGO COUNTY
WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT NO. 1.
H. B. No. 70.] CHAPTER 11.
An Act to amend Section 7 of House Bill 690, Chapter 200, of the General
and Special Laws of the Regular Session of the 41st Legislature,
and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 7 of House Bill 690, Chapter
200, of the General and Special Laws of the Regular Session of
the 41st Legislature be amended so the same shall hereafter
read as follows:
"Section 7. The said Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement
District No. 1 shall have and exercise and is hereby
vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of a
Water Control and Improvement District organized under the
provisions of and conferred by the General Laws of this State
now in force, or to be hereafter enacted, providing for the creation
and government of Water Control and Improvement Districts
created under authority of Section 59, Article 16, of the
Constitution, and known as Co-nservation and Reclamation Districts,
including the right and power to levy taxes and issue
bonds of said District, to the extent, for the purposes, and subject
to the provisions, limitations, and conditions under which
said powers may be exercised, or may be hereafter exercised
under the General Laws of this State by Water Control and
Improvement Districts. In addition to the power herein vested
in the said Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement
District No. 1, the Board of Directors of said District shall have
the power to add lands to the District in the following manner:
The owner of the lahds shall file with the Board of Directors
a petition praying that the lands described be added to
and become a part of the established District. Said petition
shall describe the lands by metes and bounds and shall contain
such provisions for constructing' necessary canals, laterals and
irrigation facilities as may be required by the Board of Directors
of the owner of such lands, and be signed and executed
in the same manner provided by law for the conveyance of real
estate. Such petition shall be heard and considered by the Directors
and may be granted and said lands added to the District
if same is considered to be to the advantage of the District and
if the water supply, canals, etc., are sufficient to supply the
same without injury to the lands of the District. The Board of
Directors may require the owner of such lands to construct at
his own expense necessary canals, laterals, structures and other
necessary facilities for distributing water for irrigation over
such lands and no duty shall rest upon the District and it shall
not be required to furnish water to such lands until same have
been properly constructed by the owner or owners of such lands
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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/m1/31/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .