The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 28 of 1,313
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1756 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
hereby suspended, and this Act shall become effective from and
after its passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 17 passed the Senate, June 21, 1937, by
a vote of 26 yeas, 0 nays; passed the House, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 117 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved June 28, 1937.
Effective June 28, 1937.
AUTHORIZING GLADEWATER TO CLOSE QUITMAN
S. B. No. 18.] CHAPTER 11.
An Act authorizing the governing body of the incorporated City of
Gladewater, Gregg County, Texas to close that portion of Quitman
Avenue lying between Block 4 and Block 20, and between Block 3
and Block 21 of the original townsite of said City in order that said
street may be transferred to and used by the Gladewater County Line
Independent School District for school purposes; provided that as a
result of said transfer that no rights either in the land or minerals
thereunder shall inure to the benefit of anyone except said School
District, and that said School District shall have no right to sell,
lease, or otherwise alienate said land or minerals thereunder, and
declaring an emergency.
WHEREAS, There are extending between the said blocks a
certain dedicated city street, to-wit, Quitman Avenue, which
same street divides the said lands of the school district into two
parts; and because of such division the investment of the said
school district, amounting to some Two Hundred Fifty Thousand
($250,000.00) Dollars, is greatly depreciated; and that
because of said division of the said property it becomes necessary
for the school children of the elementary schools, in the regular
course of their studies to cross the said streets frequently,
thereby endangering their safety and lives; and
WHEREAS, The said street can be readily closed to traffic,
without interfering with the usual traffic and travel of the
people of this, community, and that by the closing of the same,
great public benefit will accrue to the citizens of Texas; and
WHEREAS, The said street can only be closed by an Act of
the Legislature of the State of Texas; now, therefore
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That the governing body of the incorporated
City of Gladewater, Gregg County, Texas is hereby authorized
and empowered to close that portion of a street within said City
known and designated as Quitman Avenue lying between Blocks
Nos. 4 and 20, respectively, and Blocks Nos. 3 and 21, respectively,
of the original townsite of said City, as said townsite
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31], book, 1939; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18824/m1/28/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .