The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 167
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Laws of the State of Texas.
and all other writs necessary to the enforcement of the jurisdiction of
.said courts, and shall also have power to issue writs of habeas corpus in
all cases in which the constitution has not conferred the power on the
-district courts or judges thereof.
Sec. 4. Said county courts shall have jurisdiction in the forfeiture
and judgment of all bonds and recognizances taken in criminal cases, of
which criminal cases said courts have jurisdiction.
Sec. 5. Said county courts shall have exclusive original jurisdiction
of all misdemeanors, except misdemeanors involving official misconduct,
and except cases in which the highest penalty of fine that may be imposed
under the law may not exceed two hundred dollars;, and said
-courts shall also have appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases, of which
justices of the peace and other inferior tribunals of said counties have
Sec. 6. The district courts of said counties of Palo Pinto, Eastland,
-Stephens, Callahan, Taylor, Brazoria, Matagorda, Coleman, Bowie,
Brown, Morris and Camp, shall no longer have jurisdiction of cases of
which the county courts of said counties, by the provisions of this act,
have exclusive original or appellate jurisdiction; and it shall be the duty
of the district clerks of said counties, within twenty days after the passage
of this act, to make a full and complete transcript of all orders on
their respective dockets in cases now pending before said district courts,
of which cases, by the terms of this act, exclusive jurisdiction is given
to the county courts, and to deliver said transcripts, together with the
-original papers, and a certified bill of costs in each case, to the county
-clerks of their respective counties, and said county clerks shall enter said
cases on their respective dockets for trial by said county courts.
Sec. 7. The county courts of said counties shall hereafter hold their
regular terms for civil and criminal business as provided in the constitution
and general laws of the State, and all process heretofore issued from
the district courts of said counties, in cases to be transferred under this
act to the county courts, shall be returnable to the first term of the
proper county court, and all civil cases so transferred shall be entered as
-appearance causes upon the dockets of the respective county courts.
Sec. 8. The crowded condition of the dockets of the district courts
of said counties, creates an emergency and imperative public necessity
that the rule be suspended, and that this act take effect and be in force
from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved March 30, A. D. 1881.
Takes effect from passage.
CHAPTER LXXII.-An act to amend certain articles of chapter 2, of
title 78, of the Revised Civil Code, said chapter 2 being entitled "Agricultural
and Mechanical College."
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
'That articles 3684, 3685, 3687, 3689, 3692, of chapter 2, title 78, of the
Revised Civil Code, shall be so amended as hereafter to read as follows,
-and that another article, to be called article 3692a, be added thereto,
"Article 3684. The board of directors of said college, shall consist of
"Article 3685. The directors provided for in the preceding article
-shall be appointed by the governor, to be selected from different sections
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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/m1/169/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .