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Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes Chapter 1 – Cities and Towns

§ 974d-41 Validation of Governmental Acts and Proceedings of Municipalities of More Than 1.5 Million

Terms Used In Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes Chapter 1

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes Chapter 1 – General Provisions

§ 3183b-1 Eminent Domain by Certain Nonprofit Charitable Corporations

Terms Used In Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes Chapter 1

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes Chapter 1 – University of Texas

§ 2603b-2 Conveyance of Tract to El Paso County; Stadium Site; Lease Agreement
§ 2603b-4 Conveyance of Tract to Political Subdivisions in El Paso County; Special Events Center and Related Facilities; Joint Use; Easements
§ 2603i Improvement of Facilities of Institute of Marine Science, Port Aransas
§ 2603j Exchange of Land With Dallas County Hospital District for Children’S Hospital

Terms Used In Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes Chapter 1

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.