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IPRIICE J)ANEL AUSTIN TEXAS
December 9, 1949
Hon, Clyde Fillmore Opinion No. V-959.
Wichita Falls, Texas Re: Authority to pay a court
reporter from another dis-
trict traveling expenses
to Wichita County to per-
form duties of court re-
Dear Mr. Pillmore: porter there.
Your request for an opinion is substantially
Judge Floyd Jones of Breckenridge held
a term of court for Judge Frank Ikard of the
30th Judicial District in Wichita County,
Texas. The court reporter accompanied him
to Wichita County inasmuch as the court re-
porter for the 30th Judicial District was in
Vernon, Texas, to report the case of Texanna
Oil Co. v. Kathelene Kelly, et al, No. 9219,
by reason of the illness of the court report-
er in Vernon. Judge Jones was advised to
bring his court reporter with him by reason
of the absence of the regular court reporter
for the 30th Judicial District.
The question presented is whether Wichi-
ta County has the authority to pay the visit-
ing court reporter his actual and necessary
expenses in going to and returning from Wi-
Article 2326a, V.C.S., provides, in part, as
"All official shorthand reporters and
deputy official shorthand reporters of the
District Courts of the State of Texas com-
posed of more than one county, when engaged
in the discharge of their official duties
in any county in this State other than the
county of their residence shall, in addition
to the compensation now provided by law for
THE ATTORNEY GEuNERAL
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