The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 824
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Laws of the State of Texas.
county commissioners, and constables, particularly defining the boundaries of such
precincts, and also to designate convenient places in such new county where elections
shall be held, of all which they shall cause record to be made by the clerk,
and a copy thereof shall be transmitted to the county judge of such new county
Sec. 4. The county judge of Brown County, as soon as the new county has
been divided into precincts and voting places, designated as hereinbefore provided,
shall order an election in such new county for all county and precinct officers
allowed or permitted by law to be elected, and for the location of the county seat
of said new county, giving at least twenty days notice of the places and time of
election, by printed handbills posted in one or more public places in each precinct
in such new county. He shall appoint a presiding officer for each place designated
in such new county for holding elections, and such order of election shall specify
the number of precincts therein, boundaries, the officers to be elected, and that
the county seat will also be voted for.
Sec. 5. The said election, when and as ordered, shall be conducted in accordance
with and governed by the general laws on the subject of general elections,
and the return of the election when closed shall be made to the county judge of
Brown County, who shall cause to be filed and proceed therewith in all respects
the same as in general elections, and issue evidences of the result of such election,
as in other cases.
Sec. 6. The new county of Mills is hereby attacned to the Twenty-seventh
Judiciat District, and court shall be held therein on the last Monday in March
and September, and may continue in session one week; and the county of Mills
is hereov attached to the Twenty-third Senatorial District, and to the Seventyseventh
Representative District, and to the Eleventh Congressional District.
Approved, March 15, 1887.
NEW COUNTIES CREATED OUT OF PRESIDIO COUNTY.
1. Counties of Buchel, Foley and Jeff 3. Counties of Buchel, Foley and Jeff
Davis created out of Presidio Davis attached to Brewster County
County-Prescribes boundaries of for judicial purposes, to the 28th
[a] Buchel, [b] Foley and [c] Jeff Senatorial, 80th Representative,
Davis. and 15th Congressional Districts.
2. Each of these counties to pay their 4. Emergency clause.
pro rata share of legal debts of
CHAP. 38.-[H. B. No. 228.] An Act to create the counties of Buchel, Foley and
Jeff Davis out of the county of Presidio.
bection 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That three
new counties, one to be called Buchel County, one to be called Foley County, and
one to be called Jeff Davis County, are nereby created out of the county of Presidio.
[a] Buchel County is bounded as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the northeast
corner of Brewster' County on the Presidio and Pecos County line: thence south
witn the east line of Brewster County sixty miles; thence east to the Rio Grande
River; thence down said river with its meanders to the Pecos County line; thence
in a northwesterly direction aiong said Pecos County line to the place of beginning.
[b] loley County is bounded as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner
of Brewster County; thence east
along the south line of said county thirty
miles to the southeast corner of said Brewster County; thence north along
the east boundary line of Brewster County about thirteen miles to the southwest
corner of Buchel County: thence east along the south line of said
Buchel County to the Rio Grande River; thence up the Rio Grande River(824)
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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/m1/826/: accessed February 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .