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GENERAL LAWS OF TEXAS.
ENCINAL COUNTY ABOLISHED.
S. B. No. 134.] CHAPTER XI.
An Act to be entitled an act to abolish the unorganized county of Encinal; to
establish the boundaries of Webb county so as to include the territory of said
unorganized county; to provide for transfer of funds belonging to said county
in the State treasury to the treasury of Webb county, and for the collection of
taxes due from non-residents.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That the unorganized county of Encinal be and the same
is hereby abolished.
SEC. 2. That for the purpose of incorporating the territory comprising
said unorganized county in the county of Webb the boundary lines of
Webb county be and they are established as follows: Beginning on the
left margin of the Rio Grande river at a point called El Canon de San
Andres, being the lower line of the ancient jurisdiction of the town of
Laredo; thence following the lower line of Webb county, as now existing,
to the southwest corner of the hitherto Encinal county; thence running
in the direction of the mouth of the Almos creek to the southwest corner
of Duval county; thence due north to the southeast corner of LaSalle
county; thence due west to the southwest corne,r of LaSalle county;
thence due north to the southeast corner of Dimmit county; thence west
with the south line of Dimmit and Maverick counties to the Rio Grande,
and down the same with its meanderings to the place of beginning.
SEC. 3. That immediately upon the taking effect of this act, the funds
now in the State treasury to the credit of said unorganized county shall
be paid over to the treasurer of Webb county upon his order.
SEC. 4. That all taxes due upon or assessed against the property of
non-residents in said unorganized county, and which shall be unpaid at
the time this act takes effect, shall be payable to and shall be collected
by the tax collector of Webb county in the same manner as other taxes are
collected in Webb county. A copy of the non-resident tax rolls of said
unorganized county, certified to by the Comptroller, showing the amount
of taxes unpaid by such non-residents at the time this act takes effect,
shall be furnished by the Comptroller to the collector of taxes of Webb
county, and the same shall be sufficient authority for the tax collector of
Webb county to collect such taxes.
SEC. 5. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
SEC. 6. That the crowded condition of the calendar and the convenience
of the people residing in said unorganized county and Webb
county, creates an imperative public necessity and an emergency for the
suspension of the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three
several days, that this act take effect and be in force from and after it:;
passage, and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing act passed the
Senate by a two-thirds vote, yeas 25, nays 0; and passed the House of
Representatives by a two-thirds vote, yeas 91, nays 0.]
fNOTE.--The foregoing act was presented to the Governor of Texas for
his approval on the twenty-eighth day of February, A. D.. 1899, but was
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1897-1902 [Volume 11], book, 1902; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6576/m1/48/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .