The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 171
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Laws of the State of Texas.
Sec 10. That all process heretofore issued or served, returnable in
any of the counties of said judicial districts, shall be considered as returnable
at the times herein prescribed, and all such process is hereby
legalized and validated.
Sec. 11. That the county of Fisher shall be attached to the county of
Nolan, and the counties of Scurry, Howard, Borden, Dawson, Martin,
Andrews and Gaines to the county of Mitchell, for judicial purposes.
Sec. 12. That immediately upon the organization of any of the unorganized
counties herein mentioned, the district judge of the twelfth
judicial district shall fix a time for holding two terms of the district
court in such county or counties, for each year, and shall thereafter hold
said courts at the times as fixed.
Sec. 13. That immediately after the passage of this act the governor
shall appoint suitable persons as judge of the thirty-third and district
attorney of the twentieth judicial districts.
Sec. 14. That the district judges heretofore elected in and for the
twelfth, seventeenth and twentieth judicial districts shall continue in the
exercise of their said offices respectively of the twelfth, seventeenth and
twentieth judicial districts, as prescribed by the provisions of this act.
Sec. 15. That the district attorneys elect now exercising the functions
of their offices in the twelfth and seventeenth judicial districts shall
be the district attorneys of the twelfth and seventeenth judicial districts,
as prescribed by the provision of this act; that the district attorney
elect of the twentieth judicial district, resident in the county of Tom
Green, shall be the district attorney of the thirty-third judicial district,
as prescribed by the provisions of this act.
Sec. 16. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act be
and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 17. That an imperative public necessity and an emergency exist
for holding the district courts in said judicial districts, in accordance
with the provisions of this act; therefore this act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage; and it is so enacted.
Sec. 18. That the large amount of business now pending before this
Legislature, and the short time alloted to the session, and the short time
from now until the time for the beginning of the courts, in accordance
with the provisions of this act, create an imperative necessity, which authorizes
the rule to be suspended which requires this bill to be read on
three several days, and it is therefore suspended.
Approved March 30, A. D. 1881.
Takes effect from passage.
CHAPTER LXXV.-An act to establish the University of Texas.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That
there be established in this State, at such locality as may be determined
by a vote of the people, an institution of learning, which shall be called
and known as the University of Texas. The medical department of the
university shall be located, if so determined by a vote of the people, at a
different point from the university proper, and as a branch thereof: and
the question of the location of said department shall be submitted to the
people and voted on separately from the propositions for the location
of the main university. The nominations and election for the loca(171)
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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/m1/173/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .