Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 200 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
of the Forty-fourth Judicial District shall
cause a grand jury to be drawn for and organized
at the January and June terms of said
Provided further, that either of said judges
may in his discretion have a grand jury
drawn for, and organized at any other time,
or terms of this court.
SEC. 4.-That the judge of the Fourteenth
Judicial District as heretofore constituted
shall continue as the judge of the Fourteenth
Judicial District, as herein constituted, until
the expiration of the term of his office, and
until his successor shall be elected and qualified.
SEC. 5.-Immediately after this act takes
effect, the governor shall appoint a suitable
person as judge of the Forty-fourth Judicial
District, who shall hold said office until the
next general election held for State and
county offices, and until his successor shall
be elected and qualified.
SEC. 6.-If any election precinct in Dallas
county or ward in any incorporated city or
town therin shall be situated in part in each
of the districts hereby created, then each
voter thereof shall vote for the district judge
only, of the district in which such voter
SEO. 7.-When this act takes effect, the
clerk of the district court of Dallas county
shall make up a docket for each of said courts,
by placing thereon alternately the cases, civil
and criminal, now pending in the district
court of Dallas county; that is, said clerk
shall place the first case on said docket upon
the docket of the Fourteenth Judicial District,
and the next upon the docket of the
Forty-fourth Judicial District, and so on to
the end of said docket, so that the pending
business may be as equally divided between
said courts as can in this mode be accomplished;
and all cases, prosecutions and proceedings
thereafter filed with said clerk,
shall by him be entered upon the dockets of
said courts alternately, so that the business
may be equally distributed between said
courts: Provided, Either of said judges may
in his discretion transfer any case or cases,
pending in his court, to the other district
court herein provided for, by order or orders
entered upon the minutes of his court; and
where such transfer or transfers are made
the clerk of the district court of Dallas county
shall enter such case or cases upon the docket
of the court to which the transfer is made.
SEC. 8.-All process, heretofore issued or
served, returnable to the district court of
Dallas county, shall be considered as returnable
at the times as herein prescribed, and all
such process is hereby legalized and validated
as if the same had been made returnable to
the court, and at the time herein prescribed.
SEC. 9.-That all laws and parts of laws
in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 10.-The crowded condition of the
docket of the district court of Dallas county
creates an imperative public necessity and
emergency that requires that the constitutional
rule requiring bills to be read on three
several days be suspended, and that this bill
be placed upon its passage, without being so
read, and that this act take effect, and be in
force from its passage; and it is so enacted.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/200/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.