Terms Used In Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 829 - Animal Control Officer Training
Charitable organization: means : (1) a nonprofit corporation, trust, community chest, fund, foundation, or other entity that is: (A) exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by being described by Section 501(c)(3) of that code; and (B) organized and operated exclusively for: (i) religious, charitable, scientific, educational, or literary purposes; (ii) testing for public safety; (iii) preventing cruelty to children or animals; or (iv) promoting amateur sports competition; or (2) any other entity that is organized and operated exclusively for the purposes listed in Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code of 1986. See Texas Estates Code 22.003
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 22.007
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 Texas Estates Code 22.012
Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
Governmental agency of the state: means : (1) a municipality; (2) a county; (3) a public school district; (4) a special-purpose district or authority; (5) a board, commission, department, office, or other agency in the executive branch of state government, including an institution of higher education, as defined by Section Texas Estates Code 22.014
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 22.015
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 22.022
Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
Will: includes : (1) a codicil; and (2) a testamentary instrument that merely: (A) appoints an executor or guardian; (B) directs how property may not be disposed of; or (C) revokes another will. See Texas Estates Code 22.034