Sections
Subchapter A General Provisions 5013.001 – 5013.0025
Subchapter B Port Commission 5013.051
Subchapter C Powers and Duties 5013.101 – 5013.102
Subchapter D Financial Provisions 5013.151 – 5013.152

Terms Used In Texas Special District Local Laws Code Chapter 5013 - Port of Harlingen Authority

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • General election: means an election, other than a primary election, that regularly recurs at fixed dates. See Texas Election Code 1.005
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Primary election: means an election held by a political party under Chapter Texas Election Code 1.005
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005