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Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes Chapter 11 – Cotton

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Terms Used In Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes Chapter 11

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes Chapter 11 – County Schools

§ 2676a Election of County Board of School Trustees in Counties of 100,000 to 200,000
§ 2676b Election of County-Wide District Trustees in Counties of 5,150 to 5,175
§ 2676c Election of County School Trustees in Counties of 2,000,000 or More
§ 2685a Expenses of Administering Scholastic Affairs in Certain Counties
§ 2685b Counties of 5,100 to 5,200; Expenses of Administering Scholastic Affairs
§ 2685b-1 Counties of 5,950 to 6,050; Expenses of Administering Scholastic Affairs
§ 2687b Meetings in Counties of 130,000 to 133,000 Population
§ 2687c Meetings in Counties of 48,800 to 50,400; Compensation
§ 2687d Meetings of Trustees in Certain Counties; Compensation
§ 2688b Appointment of County Superintendent in Counties of Over 350,000
§ 2688d Certain Counties of Not More Than 4 School Districts; Office Abolished; County Judge to Perform Duties
§ 2688g Counties of 600,000 With 4 or More School Districts; Election; Abolition of Office; Transfer of Duties
§ 2688h Counties of 190,000 to 205,000; County Superintendent and Board of Trustees; Abolition of Offices; Transfer of Duties; Assistants to County Judge
§ 2688i-1 County Superintendents, Ex Officio County Superintendents and County Boards of Education; Abolition of Offices in Certain Counties; Transfer of Duties
§ 2688k Counties of 16,000 or More; Ex Officio School Superintendent and County Board of Education; Abolition of Offices; Transfer of Duties
§ 2688n Counties of 25,750 to 28,000; County Superintendents; Abolition of Office; Transfer of Duties
§ 2700b Superintendent’S Salary and Office Expenses in Certain Counties
§ 2700c Superintendent’S Salary and Office Expenses in Counties of 12,100 to 12,190 Population
§ 2700d Superintendent’S Salary and Expenses in Counties of 100,000 to 150,000 Population
§ 2700d-2 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties Having a Population of 4,660 and Not More Than 4,700
§ 2700d-4 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties of 2865 and Not More Than 2870, Etc
§ 2700d-5 Superintendent’S Expenditures in Certain Counties
§ 2700d-6 County Superintendent’S Salary and Traveling Expenses
§ 2700d-7 County Superintendent’S Office and Travelling Expenses in Counties of Enumerated Population
§ 2700d-8 Office and Traveling Expenses of Superintendent and Assistants
§ 2700d-9 County Superintendent’S Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 13,125 to 13,145
§ 2700d-10 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 30,708 to 30,750
§ 2700d-11 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 49,000 to 49,025
§ 2700d-12 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 29,400 to 29,450 and Other Counties
§ 2700d-13 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 32,400 to 32,500
§ 2700d-14 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 27,441 to 27,450 and Other Counties
§ 2700d-15 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 10,050 to 10,075 and Certain Other Counties
§ 2700d-16 Office and Traveling Expenses of County Superintendents and Assistants in Counties of Enumerated Population
§ 2700d-17 Salary and Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of Enumerated Population
§ 2700d-18 Salary and Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of Enumerated Population
§ 2700d-19 County Superintendent–Expenses
§ 2700d-20 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties of 15,760 to 15,790
§ 2700d-21 Traveling Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of 15,725 to 15,775 Population
§ 2700d-22 Salary and Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of Enumerated Population
§ 2700d-23 Expenses of Superintendent and Trustees in Administration of Scholastic Affairs in Certain Counties
§ 2700d-24 Traveling and Other Expenses of Superintendent in Counties of 19,890 to 19,905 Population
§ 2700d-25 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties of 18,760 to 18,960 Population
§ 2700d-26 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties of 29,750 to 30,025 Population; Reports
§ 2700d-27 Superintendent’S Salaries in Counties Having Population of 22,100 to 22,500; 41,050 to 42,100; 22,600 to 22,800; 14,550 to 14,800; 11,021 to 11,050; Reports
§ 2700d-28 Salary and Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of 197,000 to 198,000 and 32,400 to 32,800 Population; Proration of Allowance; Reports
§ 2700d-29 Travelling Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of 22,500 to 22,600 Population
§ 2700d-30 Superintendent’S Salary in Counties of 14,535 to 14,555 Population
§ 2700d-31 Travelling and Office Expenses of Superintendents in Counties of 13,400 to 13,500 and 5,180 to 5,190 Population
§ 2700d-32 Salary of Superintendent in Counties of 23,880 to 23,890 and 6,000 to 6,010 Population
§ 2700d-33 Salary of Superintendent in Counties of 43,125 to 43,200 Population
§ 2700d-34 Salary in Counties of 20,790 to 20,825
§ 2700d-35 Salary and Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 10,360 to 10,380 and Counties of 10,399 to 10,499
§ 2700d-36 Office and Traveling Expenses in Counties of 24,578 to 24,580 and Counties of 64,400 to 64,500
§ 2700d-37 County Superintendent–Salary and Expenses–Compensation of School Trustees–Counties of 13,450 to 13,600 and 19,950 to 20,100 Population
§ 2700d-38 Salaries in Counties of 34,600 to 34,700 and Counties of 13,800 to 13,900
§ 2700d-39 Salaries in Counties of 77,000 to 77,600; 51,770 to 51,800; 12,190 to 12,200; 13,400 to 13,500; 27,500 to 27,600
§ 2700d-40 County Superintendent–Salaries–Counties of 23,620 to 23,800 and 12,460 to 12,780 Population
§ 2700d-41 Office and Traveling Expenses of County Superintendent or Ex Officio County Superintendent in Counties of 8,200 to 8,500
§ 2700d-42 Traveling Expenses of Ex Officio County Superintendent or Assistant in Counties of 9,070 to 9,200
§ 2700d-43 Salary and Office and Traveling Expenses of County Superintendent in Certain Counties
§ 2700d-44 Automobiles for Use of County Superintendents in Counties of 500,000 or More
§ 2700e Salaries of Assistants in Counties of 13,700 to 13,800; 29,000 to 30,000 and 46,000 to 47,000
§ 2701a Rural Supervisor, Duties, Salary, Etc
§ 2701b Rural Supervisor in Certain Counties
§ 2701c Rural School Supervisor in Lieu of Teachers’ Institute
§ 2701d Rural Supervisor and Salary in Counties Having Population of 1,100 to 41,500
§ 2701d-1 Rural Supervisor and Salary in Counties Having Population of 30,000 to 30,500
§ 2701d-2 Supervisor and Salary in Counties Having Population of 28,000 to 28,327
§ 2701d-2a Rural School Supervisors
§ 2701d-4 Supervisor, Salary and Duties in Counties Having Population of 49,100 to 51,500
§ 2701d-5 Rural School Supervisors in Van Zandt and Other Counties
§ 2701e-1 Rural School Music Supervisor in Counties of 16,670 to 17,060 and 9,300 to 9,405 Population

Terms Used In Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes Chapter 11

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraised value: means the value determined as provided by Chapter 23 of this code. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assessed value: means , for the purposes of assessment of property for taxation, the amount determined by multiplying the appraised value by the applicable assessment ratio, but, for the purposes of determining the debt limitation imposed by Article III, Section Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Assessor: means the officer or employee responsible for assessing property taxes as provided by Chapter 26 of this code for a taxing unit by whatever title he is designated. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • 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.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Collector: means the officer or employee responsible for collecting property taxes for a taxing unit by whatever title he is designated. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comptroller: means the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Conservation and reclamation district: means a district created under Article III, Section Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department of Public Safety: means the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. See Texas Family Code 1.001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Improvement: means :
    (A) a building, structure, fixture, or fence erected on or affixed to land;
    (B) a transportable structure that is designed to be occupied for residential or business purposes, whether or not it is affixed to land, if the owner of the structure owns the land on which it is located, unless the structure is unoccupied and held for sale or normally is located at a particular place only temporarily; or
    (C) for purposes of an entity created under Section Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible personal property: means a claim, interest (other than an interest in tangible property), right, or other thing that has value but cannot be seen, felt, weighed, measured, or otherwise perceived by the senses, although its existence may be evidenced by a document. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Market value: means the price at which a property would transfer for cash or its equivalent under prevailing market conditions if:
    (A) exposed for sale in the open market with a reasonable time for the seller to find a purchaser;
    (B) both the seller and the purchaser know of all the uses and purposes to which the property is adapted and for which it is capable of being used and of the enforceable restrictions on its use; and
    (C) both the seller and purchaser seek to maximize their gains and neither is in a position to take advantage of the exigencies of the other. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • 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.
  • Official oath: means the oath required by Article XVI, Section Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Partial exemption: means an exemption of part of the value of taxable property. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: means property that is not real property. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Possessory interest: means an interest that exists as a result of possession or exclusive use or a right to possession or exclusive use of a property and that is unaccompanied by ownership of a fee simple or life estate in the property. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means any matter or thing capable of private ownership. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: means :
    (A) land;
    (B) an improvement;
    (C) a mine or quarry;
    (D) a mineral in place;
    (E) standing timber; or
    (F) an estate or interest, other than a mortgage or deed of trust creating a lien on property or an interest securing payment or performance of an obligation, in a property enumerated in Paragraphs (A) through (E) of this subdivision. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Tangible personal property: means personal property that can be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or otherwise perceived by the senses, but does not include a document or other perceptible object that constitutes evidence of a valuable interest, claim, or right and has negligible or no intrinsic value. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Tax year: means the calendar year. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Taxable value: means the amount determined by deducting from assessed value the amount of any applicable partial exemption. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Taxing unit: means a county, an incorporated city or town (including a home-rule city), a school district, a special district or authority (including a junior college district, a hospital district, a district created by or pursuant to the Water Code, a mosquito control district, a fire prevention district, or a noxious weed control district), or any other political unit of this state, whether created by or pursuant to the constitution or a local, special, or general law, that is authorized to impose and is imposing ad valorem taxes on property even if the governing body of another political unit determines the tax rate for the unit or otherwise governs its affairs. See Texas Tax Code 1.04
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005