The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 10 Page: 409
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22d Leg. 1892.]
General Laws of Texas.
transcript of the record from the clerk's office, and all errors not distinctly
specified are waived.
Article 1416a. Not less than five days before the time of filing the
transcript in the court of civil appeals, the appellant or plaintiff in error
shall file with the clerk of the district court a copy of his brief, which
shall be by the clerk deposited with the papers of the cause, with the
date of the filing endorsed thereon, and the clerk shall forthwith give
notice to the appellee or defendant in error, or his attorney of record, of
the filing of such brief, and that in twenty days after such notice'the
appellee or defendant in error shall file a copy of his brief with the clerk
of said court below, and with the clerk of the court of civil appeals four
Sec. 2. That articles 1381, 1382 and 1383, of the Revised Civil S'tatutes
be and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. That all appeals and writs of error taken and perfected from
any district or county court to the supreme court or court of appeals before
the taking effect of this act, shall be returnable to the courts of civil
appeals under the provisions of this act, and shall be decided under the
same rules as if they had been so perfected after this law shall take effect.
Sec. 4. The fact that the present session is rapidly drawing to a close,
and is limited by law, and the importance of this bill creates an emergency.
and an imperative public necessity exists that the constitutional
rule requiring bills to be read in each house on three several days be
suspended, and it is so enacted, and it is further enacted that this bill
take effect and be in force on and after the 1st day of September, A. D.
Approved April 13, 1892.
SUPREME JUDICIAL DISTRICTS.
1. State divided into three districts. 6. Counties composing second district.
2. Court of first district at Galveston. 7. Counties composing third district.
3. Court of second district at Fort 8. Terms of court.
Worth. 9. Emergency clause; laW/ in effect Au4.
Court of third district at Austin. gust 15, 1892.
5. Counties composing first district.
CHAP. 1S.-[S. S. B. No. 18.] An act to divide the State of Texas into three
supreme judicial districts, and to provide for and establish a court of civil appeals
in each of said districts, and to prescribe the times for holding court.
in each of said districts.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:'
That the State of Texas be and the same is hereby divided into three
supreme judicial districts for the purpose of constituting and organizing
the courts of civil appeals therein respectively.
Sec. 2. That one of the civil courts of appeals shall be held in the
first supreme judicial district, in the city of Galveston, in the county of
Sec. 3. That one of the civil courts of appeals shall be held in the
second supreme judicial district, in the city of Fort Worth, in the county
Sec. 4. That one of the civil courts of appeals shall be held in the
third supreme judicial district, in the city of Austin, in the county of
Sec. 5. That the following counties shall compose the first supreme
judicial district: Panola, Shelby, Sabine, Newton, Orange, Jasper,
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