Subchapter A General Provisions 152.001 – 152.002
Subchapter B Nonprofit Corporation Acting On Behalf of River Authority 152.051 – 152.058
Subchapter C Energy or Water Conservation Programs 152.101 – 152.103
Subchapter D Economic Development Programs 152.151 – 152.161
Subchapter E Debt Obligations of River Authority 152.201 – 152.203
Subchapter F Hedging Transactions 152.251 – 152.255
Subchapter G Electric Transmission Services and Facilities of River Authority 152.301 – 152.302

Terms Used In Texas Water Code Chapter 152 - River Authorities Engaged in Distribution and Sale of Electric Energy

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Home-rule municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter 5 as a home-rule municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • 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.
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.