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47TH REGULAR SESSION
SUPREME JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
H. B. No. 188 CHAPTER 641.22
An Act amending Article 198 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1925,
as amended by the Act of the Forty-sixth Legislature, 1939, Page 148, Section 1,
relating to and designating the Supreme Judicial Districts of the State of Tex-
as, by transferring Coleman and Brown Counties from the Third Supreme Judi-
cial District to the Eleventh Supreme Judicial District; providing that this Act
shall not affect the jurisdiction of the Court of Civil Appeals for the Third Supreme
Judicial District in cases appealed from Coleman and Brown Counties, in which the
transcript shall have been filed in said Court prior to the date this Act takes
effect; provided that in all cases from Coleman and Brown Counties in which
appeal or writ of error has been perfected, but the transcript not filed in the Court
of Civil Appeals for the Third Supreme Judicial District prior to the effective date
of this Act, the record of such case or cases shall be filed in the Court of Civil Ap-
peals for the Eleventh Supreme Judicial District of Texas, which shall have ju-
risdiction; provided further, that in any case from a trial court in Coleman and
Brown Counties, in which appeal or writ of error may be perfected after the
passage of this Act, but before its effective date, if the transcript be filed in the
Court of Civil Appeals for either the Third or the Eleventh Supreme Judicial Dis-
trict of Texas within the time otherwise provided by law, such appeal shall not be
dismissed for failure to file the transcript in the proper court, but if filed in the
wrong court, the clerk thereof shall transmit the record, together with a transcript
of any orders made in the case, to the proper court having jurisdiction; and declar-
ing an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
Section 1. That Article 198 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State
of Texas, 1925, as amended by the Act of 1939, Page 148, Section 1, Forty-
sixth Legislature, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Article 198. Supreme Judicial Districts.
"This State shall be divided into eleven (11) Supreme Judicial Dis-
tricts, composed of the following named Counties for the purpose of
constituting and organizing a Court of Civil Appeals in each of the sever-
al Supreme Judicial Districts as follows, to wit:
"First: Trinity, Walker, Grimes, Burleson, Washington, Waller, Har-
ris, Chambers, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, Jackson, Matagorda, Wharton,
Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Anderson, and Houston.
"Second: Wichita, Clay, Montague, Wise, Tarrant, Cooke, Denton,
Parker, Archer, Young, Jack, and Hood.
"Third: Milam, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson,
Bell, Burnet, Blanco, Llano, San Saba, Lampasas, Mills, McCulloch, Run-
nels, Tom Green, Concho, Comal, Fayette, Coke, Sterling, Irion, and
"Fourth: Val Verde, Guadalupe, Sutton, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick,
Menard, Kimble, Kerr, Bandera, Uvalde, Zavala, Dimmit, Webb, LaSalle,
Frio, Medina, Duval, McMullen, Atascosa, Bexar, Kendall, Wilson, Live
Oak, Zapata, Bee, Karnes, Victoria, Goliad, Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, Jim
Hogg, Real, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, Gillespie, Mas-
on, Gonzales, Calhoun, Refugio, San Patricio, Aransas, Nueces, and De-
"Fifth: Grayson, Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, Henderson, Kaufman, Van
Zandt, and Hunt.
"Sixth: Fannin, Lamar, Red River, Bowie, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin,
Titus, Morris, Cass, Rains, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Harrison, Gregg,
Smith, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Camp, and Hunt.
"Seventh: Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hartley,
Moore, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray,
Wheeler, Deaf Smith, Randall, Armstrong, Donley, Collingsworth, Parmer,
M Vernon's Ann. Clv. St., art. 198.
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