The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 51 of 1,313
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FORTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 1779
AUTHORIZING BALMORHEA TO CLOSE GALVESTON
S. B. No. 26.] CHAPTER 18.
An Act providing that Galveston Street between First and Second Streets
in the unincorporated town site of Balmorhea, Reeves County, Texas,
be closed so that a school building may be erected across said street,
and declaring an emergency.
WHEREAS, The residents of the unincorporated town site
of Balmorhea, Reeves County, Texas, are desirous of erecting
a new school building, and are desirous of locating same in the
safest and most practicable and convenient place for the children
of said community; and
WHEREAS, The location of the building in the site decided
upon will necessitate the official closing of one of the streets in
said community before work may be begun on the project.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Galveston Street between First and Second
Streets in the unincorporated town site of Balmorhea, Reeves
County, Texas, be, and the same is hereby closed so that a school
building may be built across said way; and provided, further,
that the said street shall remain closed for such purpose as long
as the said school building shall be there located.
SEC. 2. The importance of this legislation to the citizens of
the said town site and the crowded condition of the calendar
create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three several
days in each House, be, and the same is hereby suspended, and
this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-S. B. No. 26 passed the Senate, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 26 yeas, 0 nays; passed the House, June 23, 1937, by
a vote of 114 yeas, 0 nays.]
Approved July 6, 1937.
Effective July 6, 1937.
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