General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 41
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
describe all of said subdivision or addition by metes and bounds and locate the same with respect
to an original corner of the original survey of which it is a part giving the dimensions thereof of
said subdivision or addition and dimensions of all streets, alleys, squares, parks, or other portions
of same intended to be dedicated to public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots
fronting thereon or adjacent thereto.
"(c) [(~] Every such plat shall be duly acknowledged by owners or proprietors of the land, or
by some duly authorized agent of said owners or proprietors, in the manner required for
acknowledgement of deeds. Subject to the provisions contained in this section [Aet], such plat
shall be filed for record and be recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which
the land lies.
"(d) [(e)] The commissioners court [eeurts] of the county [aney seh eeun.ties] may, by an
order duly adopted and entered upon the minutes of the court, after a notice published in a
newspaper of general circulation in the county, be specifically authorized to make the following
"(1) to provide for right of way on main artery streets or roads within such subdivision of a
width of not less than 50 feet nor more than 100 feet;
"(2) to provide for right of way on all other streets or roads in such subdivision of not less
than 40 feet nor more than 70  feet;
"(3) to provide that the shoulder-to-shoulder width on collectors or [street et] on main
arteries within the right of way be not less than 32  feet nor more than 56  feet;
"(4) to provide for the shoulder-to-shoulder width [ ree eta] on all other streets or roads
within such subdivision within the right of way to be not less than 25 feet nor more than 35 feet;
"(5) to promulgate reasonable specifications to be followed in the construction of any such
roads or streets within such subdivision, considering the amount and kind of travel over said
S"(6) to promulgate reasonable specifications to provide adequate drainage in accordance with
standard engineering practices for all roads or streets in said subdivision or addition;
"(7) to require the owner or owners of any such tract of land which may be so subdivided to
give a good and sufficient bond for the proper construction of such roads or streets affected, with
such sureties as may be approved by the court. In the event a surety bond by a corporate surety
is required, such bond shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the
State of Texas. Such bond shall be made payable to the county judge or his successors in office,
of the county wherein such subdivision lies, and conditioned that the owner or owners of any
such tract of land to be subdivided will construct any roads or streets within such subdivision in
accordance with the specifications promulgated by and within a reasonable time as may be
allowed by the commissioners court of the [semeh] county. The bond shall be in such an amount
as may be determined by the commissioners court not to exceed the estimated cost of
constructing such roads or streets.
"(e) [()] The commissioners court of the [aey sueh] county shall have the authority to refuse
to approve and authorize any map or plat of any such subdivision, unless such map or plat meets
the requirements as set forth in this section [Aet], and there is submitted at the time of approval
of such map or plat such bond as may be required by this section [Aet].
"(f)(1) At the request of the commissioners court of the county, the county attorney or other
prosecuting attorney representing the county may file an action in a court of competent jurisdiction
"(A) enjoin the violation or threatened violation of a requirement established by or adopted
under this section by the commissioners court; or
"(B) recover damages in an amount adequate for the county to undertake any construction or
other activity necessary to bring about compliance with a requirement established by or adopted
under this section by the commissioners court.
"(2) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally violates a
requirement established by or adopted under this section by a commissioners court. An offense
under this subdivision is a Class B misdemeanor.
"(3) A requirement that was established by or adopted under Chapter 436, Acts of the 55th
Legislature, Regular Session, 1957, as amended (Article 6626a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), or
Chapter 151, Acts of the 52nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1951 (Article 2372k, Vernon's Texas
Civil Statutes), before September 1, 1983, and that, after that date, continues to apply to a
subdivision of land is enforceable under Subdivision (1) of this subsection. A knowing or
intentional violation of the requirement is an offense under Subdivision (2) of this subsec-
tion. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6626a.)
"Section 2.402. REAL ESTA TE SUBDIVISIONS IN CERTAIN OTHER COUN-
TIES. (a) This section applies to each county:
CH 8, SEC 1
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