Texas Attorney General Opinion: MW-358 Page: 1 of 4
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The Attorney General of Texas
August 5, 1981
Supreme Court Building
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX. 78711
1607 Main St., Suite 1400
Dalls TX. 75201
4824 Alberta Ave., Suite 180
El Paso, TX. 79905
1220 Dallas Ave., Suite 202
Houston, TX. 77002
806 Broadway. Suite 312
Lubbock, TX. 79401
4309 N. Tenth. Suite B
McAIlen, TX. 78501
200 Main Plaza, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX. 78205
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer
Honorable Mike Driscoll
Harris County Courthouse
1001 Preston, Suite 634
Houston, Texas 77002
Opinion No. MW-358
Re: Registration of cattle
brands under article 6899j,
Dear Judge Driscoll:
You have asked three questions concerning article 6899j,
V.T.C.S., which provides in pertinent part:
Section 1. (a)...In all.. counties each
owner of any livestock mentioned in Chapter 1 of
Title 121 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925
shall within six months after this Act takes
effect have his mark and brand for such stock
recorded in the office of the county clerk of the
county. These owners shall record the marks and
brands whether the brands and marks have been
previously recorded or not.
(d) Immediately upon the taking effect of
this Act the county clerk of the county shall have
this Act published in some newspaper of general
circulation in the county for a period of thirty
days. The publication shall be paid for by the
county out of the general county fund.
Sec. 2. All clerks in re-registering brands
shall comply with Articles 6890 through 6899,
inclusive, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas,
1925, as amended, and with Section 1, Chapter 273,
Acts of the 41st Legislature, 1929, as amended
(Article 6899a...), and shall also be aware of and
comply with Articles 1484, 1485, and 1486 of the
Penal Code of Texas, 1925 [see now articles 6997a,
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