The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 1,111
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Laws of the State of Texas.
law. The county court shall have the general jurisdiction of a probate court.
It shall probate wills, appoint guardians of minors, idiots, lunatics, persons non
compos mentis, and common drunkards, grant letters testamentary and of administration,
settle accounts of executors, administrators, and ,guardians, transact
.all business appertaining to the estates of deceased persons, Iminors, idiots, lunatics,
persons non compos mentis, and common drunkards, including the settlement,
partition, and distribution of estates of deceased persons, 'and to apprentice minors
as provided by law. And the county court or judge thereof shall have power to
issue writs of mandamus, injunctions, and all other writs necessary to the enforcement
of the jurisdiction of said court, and to issue writs of habeas corpus
in cases swhere the offense charged is within the jurisdiction of the county court
or any other court or tribunal inferior to' said court.
Sec. 2. That all causes now pending in the district court of Brazos county of
wlhich the county court of said county has jurisdiction under the provisions of
this act, and all laws giving jurisdiction to the county court, shall ,be transferred
to the county court of said county.
Sec. 3. The clerk of the district court of Brazos county, thirty days from the
date this act takes effect, shall transfer to the clerk of the county court of said
*county all the original papers in causes transferred under this act, together with
a certified transcript of all the entries made on the docket of the district court
in such causes, and a certified bill o-f all costs accrued in such causes, and for
making out such transcript of the docket the clerk of the district court shall
be allowed such fees as are now allowed by law for making out transcripts in
-cases of appeal, such fees to be taxed' as cost in such suits.
Sec. 4. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this
act be and the same is hereby repealedl
Sec. 5. Whereas .there is now pending in the district court of Brazosi county
certain civil cases which under the provisions of this -act would be transferred to
the lounty court of said county for trial; and whereas it is to the interest of the
pu'blic that such cases should be at once transferred so. that the same may be
disposed of, creates an imperative public necessity, and an emergency exists
that this act take effect at once; and the near approach of the close of the
present session of the legislature crea,tes an imperative public necessity that the
constitutional rule requiring 'bills to 'be read on three several days be suspended,
and that this act take effect and ibe in force from and after its passage.
[Note.-The foregoing act originated in the house, and passed the same by a
vote of 80 yeas, 1 nay; and passed the senate by a vote of 28 yeas, no nays.]
Approved, April 3, 1889.
BUCHEL AND FOLEY COUNTIES.
Sec. 1. Attaches Buchel and Foley counties to Brewster for surveying purposes.
2. Emergency clause.
.CHAP. 74.-[H. B. No. 242.] An Act to attach Buchel and Foley counties to
the county of Brewster for surveying purposes.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That the
counties of Bcuhel and Foley be and they are hereby attached to the county of
Brewster for surveying purposes. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith
-are hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. The great amount of surveying to be done in the counties to be
.affected by this act, and Ithe dittance to be traveled, creates an imperative
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6729/m1/1113/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .