Sections
Chapter 491 Texas Board of Criminal Justice, Texas Department of Criminal Justice: General Provisions 491.001
Chapter 492 Texas Board of Criminal Justice: General Duties; Membership 492.001 – 492.017
Chapter 493 Texas Department of Criminal Justice: Organization 493.001 – 493.031
Chapter 494 Institutional Division: Policy, Director, and Staff 494.001 – 494.012
Chapter 495 Contracts for Correctional Facilities and Services 495.001 – 495.028
Chapter 496 Land and Property 496.001 – 496.101
Chapter 497 Industry and Agriculture; Labor of Inmates 497.001 – 497.113
Chapter 498 Inmate Classification and Good Time 498.001 – 498.005
Chapter 499 Population Management; Special Programs 499.001 – 499.155
Chapter 500 Miscellaneous Disciplinary Matters 500.001 – 500.008
Chapter 501 Inmate Welfare 501.001 – 501.178
Chapter 507 State Jail Division 507.001 – 507.034
Chapter 508 Parole and Mandatory Supervision 508.001 – 508.324
Chapter 509 Community Justice Assistance Division 509.001 – 509.017
Chapter 510 Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision 510.001 – 510.017
Chapter 511 Commission On Jail Standards 511.001 – 511.021

Terms Used In Texas Government Code > Title 4 > Subtitle G

  • Authorized corporate surety: means a domestic or foreign corporation authorized to engage in business in this state for the purpose of issuing surety, guaranty, or indemnity bonds that guarantee the fidelity of an executor or administrator. See
  • Child: includes an adopted child, regardless of whether the adoption occurred through:
    (1) an existing or former statutory procedure; or
    (2) an equitable adoption or acts of estoppel. See Texas Estates Code 113.152
  • Claims: includes :
    (1) liabilities of a decedent that survive the decedent's death, including taxes, regardless of whether the liabilities arise in contract or tort or otherwise;
    (2) funeral expenses;
    (3) the expense of a tombstone;
    (4) expenses of administration;
    (5) estate and inheritance taxes; and
    (6) debts due such estates. See Texas Estates Code 113.153
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Corporate fiduciary: means a financial institution, as defined by Section Texas Estates Code 113.154
  • Court: means and includes:
    (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction;
    (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise original probate jurisdiction; and
    (3) a district court exercising original probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 113.1541
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Devisee: includes a legatee. See Texas Estates Code 113.156
  • Distributee: means a person who is entitled to a part of the estate of a decedent under a lawful will or the statutes of descent and distribution. See Texas Estates Code 113.157
  • Docket: means the probate docket. See Texas Estates Code 113.158
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Estate: means a decedent's property, as that property:
    (1) exists originally and as the property changes in form by sale, reinvestment, or otherwise;
    (2) is augmented by any accretions and other additions to the property, including any property to be distributed to the decedent's representative by the trustee of a trust that terminates on the decedent's death, and substitutions for the property; and
    (3) is diminished by any decreases in or distributions from the property. See
  • Exempt property: means the property in a decedent's estate that is exempt from execution or forced sale by the constitution or laws of this state, and any allowance paid instead of that property. See Texas Estates Code 113.201
  • Heir: means a person who is entitled under the statutes of descent and distribution to a part of the estate of a decedent who dies intestate. See Texas Estates Code 113.203
  • Independent executor: means the personal representative of an estate under independent administration as provided by Chapter Texas Estates Code 113.205
  • Judge: means the presiding judge of any court having original jurisdiction over probate proceedings, regardless of whether the court is:
    (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction;
    (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise probate jurisdiction; or
    (3) a district court exercising probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 113.207
  • lien: include :
    (1) a deed of trust;
    (2) a vendor's lien, a mechanic's, materialman's, or laborer's lien, an attachment or garnishment lien, and a federal or state tax lien;
    (3) a chattel mortgage;
    (4) a judgment; and
    (5) a pledge by hypothecation. See
  • Livestock: means cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotic livestock, including elk and elk hybrids, and hogs, unless otherwise defined. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Minor: means a person younger than 18 years of age who:
    (1) has never been married; and
    (2) has not had the disabilities of minority removed for general purposes. See Texas Estates Code 113.210
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Next of kin: includes :
    (1) an adopted child or the adopted child's descendants; and
    (2) the adoptive parent of the adopted child. See Texas Estates Code 113.252
  • Person: includes a natural person and a corporation. See Texas Estates Code 113.253
  • person interested: means :
    (1) an heir, devisee, spouse, creditor, or any other having a property right in or claim against an estate being administered; and
    (2) anyone interested in the welfare of an incapacitated person, including a minor. See Texas Estates Code 113.206
  • Personal property: includes an interest in:
    (1) goods;
    (2) money;
    (3) a chose in action;
    (4) an evidence of debt; and
    (5) a real chattel. See Texas Estates Code 114.001
  • personal representative: include :
    (1) an executor and independent executor;
    (2) an administrator, independent administrator, and temporary administrator; and
    (3) a successor to an executor or administrator listed in Subdivision (1) or (2). See Texas Estates Code 114.004
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Real property: includes estates and interests in land, whether corporeal or incorporeal or legal or equitable. See Texas Estates Code 114.003
  • 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
  • Statutory probate court: means a court created by statute and designated as a statutory probate court under Chapter Texas Estates Code 113.1541
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Surety: includes a personal surety and a corporate surety. See Texas Estates Code 114.005
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Ward: means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Texas Estates Code 114.006