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08/27/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, authorizing the commissioners court of San Patricio County, Texas, to abolish the office of county superintendent of schools, and to confer the duties thereof on the county judge as ex officio county superintendent
08/24/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, remitting the State ad valorem taxes to Stonewall and Kent counties for the year 1917
08/24/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, incorporating and creating the Renner Independent School District of Dallas and Collin counties (HB 18)
08/23/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, supplementing the act creating the Live Stock Sanitary Commission for the State of Texas, and which is known as the Eradication of Cattle Ticks Law, so that hereafter Val Verde County shall be placed in Zone No. 2 instead of in Zone No. 1 (SB 9)
08/23/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, exempting hobby horses, theatres, circuses, etc. from paying an occupation tax...; and relating to official shorthand reporters' compensation in certain counties
08/23/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, remedying closure of the fish-cultural station at San Marcos, Texas, because of the failure of the State to meet the conditions imposed by Congress
08/23/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, amending Section 30 of the Harris County Road Law (SB 12)
08/22/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, amending Smyrna Common School District No. 43, of Milam County (HB 15)
08/22/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, preventing the diversion of electric current, water or gas, etc.; creating the Bridgeport Independent School District in Wise County (HB 16)
08/22/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, creating the Johnstown [sic: Johntown] Independent School District of Red River County (HB 13)
08/22/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, providing for the manner of holding an election for the levying, the continuance or the discontinuance of local school taxes in independent districts incorporated for school purposes only
08/21/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, preventing the ravages of the pink boll worm along our Mexican border
08/21/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, providing that a defendant in the service of the United States as a soldier shall not be required to answer to the merits of a demand sued upon during the time he is actively engaged in the war between the United States and Germany, etc.; amending the special road law of Cass County
08/21/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, relating to the payment of interest on public lands (including letter from Honorable James T. Robison, Commissioner General Land Office to the Governor, August 20, 1917)
08/18/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, creating the Alanreed Independent School District in Gray County (SB 4)
08/18/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, creating the Center Oak Independent School District of Bell County (SB 6)
08/18/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, regulating the businesses of emigrant agents; defining emigrant agents; providing for licensing any person, firm or private employment agency desiring to be licensed as an emigrant agent, etc.
08/16/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, making appropriation for the relief of our citizenship in West Texas, relating to drought
08/10/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, regulating the purchase of junk by persons engaged as junk dealers; relating to the Texas State Board of Health
05/15/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, adding to and making a part of the Saspamco Independent School District of Bexar County certain lands and territory adjoining thereto, situated in Bexar County, for school purposes (HB 96)
05/15/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending system of State bonded warehouses (HB 97)
05/15/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending special road law for Denton County (SB 75)
05/15/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, repealing HB 738, 35th Legislature (Remlig County Line Independent School District)
05/15/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing and empowering the Asa Walker County Line Common School District, No. 15, in Collin, Grayson and Fannin Counties (SB 76)
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relieving railway corporations having charters granted or amended since the first day of January, 1892, and which have failed or are about to fail to construct their roads and branches... (HB 90)
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, enlarging and establishing the Cleveland Independent School District, Cleveland, Liberty County (HB 91)
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending the Twenty-eighth Judicial District of the State of Texas (HB 92)
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, placing under the control of the University of Texas for the use and benefit of the University, the buildings and grounds now occupied by the State Institution for the Blind...
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, incorporating the Milano Independent School District, in Milam County (HB 95)
05/14/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating Smyrna Common School District No. 43, of Milam County
05/12/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a State Council of Defense, making the necessary appropriation for the support of same, to co-operate with all national authorities for the defense of the country (including letter to the Governor, April 10, 1917, from Honorable Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, Council of National Defense, HB 87)
05/12/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Robertson County (SB 67); empowering Robertson County to issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating macadamized, graveled or paved roads and turnpikes (SB 68); and amending Nixon Independent School District (HB 89)
05/11/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to official shorthand reporters' compensation in certain counties (HB 86)
05/11/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, establishing Common School District No. 9 in Dickens County, so as to include certain lands heretofore in Common School District No. 6 in said Dickens County (HB 88)
05/10/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, including Ector and Martin among the counties exempted from the provisions of Articles 7256 to 7304 (SB 61, inspection of hides and animals); amending Comanche County Road Law, regarding the compensation of the commissioners (HB 82); creating the Mercer Gap Common School District in Comanche County (HB 80); defining the boundary line of Briar Grove Common School District No. 12, in Comanche County, and creating said Comanche School District according to such lines (HB 79)
05/10/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending road system for Wood County (SB 60)
05/10/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the holding of four terms of court in Taylor County (HB 85)
05/10/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Fannin County (SB 62)
05/09/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating an independent school district to be known as "Stratford Independent School District" (SB 56); and pertaining to the unlawful disposition of property, illegal wearing of uniform and the discrimination against any person lawfully wearing the uniform of the army, navy, marine corps or revenue service of the United States, of the National Guard or naval service of this State... (HB 75)
05/09/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing the Governor of the State of Texas to make sale of lands mentioned and execute a deed conveying to Independent Order of Odd Fellows Widows and Orphans Home... (HB 76)
05/08/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Annona Independent School District in Red River County (SB 52); amending road system for Bowie County (SB 53); and providing for an annual vacation to paid firemen in cities of 30,000 inhabitants or over (HB 69)
05/08/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Robstown Independent School District, known as Common School District No. 30, in Nueces County (SB 55); accepting the benefits of an Act passed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, for the promotion of vocational education... (SB 54)
05/08/1917 Message to the House of Representatives on present war conditions, appropriation of one million dollars for military purposes, and increase in the Ranger force
05/07/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Fort Stockton Independent School District in Fort Stockton, in Pecos County (HB 59)
05/07/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Bastrop County and relating to the compensation of members of the commissioners court and county judge of Bastrop County (SB 37); and creating the Blooming Grove Independent School District in Navarro County (HB 62)
05/07/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Nolan County (SB 51); and providing that county attorneys in counties having a population of over 100,000, where there is also a district attorney, may appoint, on the consent of the county judge, not to exceed two assistants in addition to his regular deputies (SB 47)
05/07/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the appointment of bailiffs for the grand jury... ; creating the office of grand jury stenographer and providing compensation therefor; and prescribing the minimum qualifications of county superintendents of public instruction...
05/05/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, conferring certain powers upon the commissioners courts of the counties of this State and authorizing said courts...to appropriate money exceeding fifteen hundred dollars per year for canning demonstration agents' work in their respective counties (HB 58)
05/04/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Hemphill Independent School District No. 1 in Sabine County (HB 54); enlarging and establishing the Dayton Independent School District in Liberty County (HB 55)
05/04/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, appropriating sum of $3,000 to be expended in furtherance of Old San Antonio Road for permanent boulder markers
05/04/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, validating purchases of school land made on condition of settlement and residence in cases where the purchasers have failed to file affidavits of settlement within the time required by law... (HB 57); creating the Kenedy Independent School District in Karnes County (HB 56)
05/04/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to selling, etc. on Sunday, so as to exempt from the provisions of Article 302, Penal Code, 1911, the selling, etc. of gasoline
05/04/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Cedar Bayou Independent School District in the Counties of Harris and Chambers (HB 48)
05/04/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to the holding of inquests; providing for the protection of fish in the fresh waters of the State of Texas... ; and amending "An Act supplementing the Act creating a Live Stock Sanitary Commission for the State of Texas" (HB 51)
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, regulating elections, and prescribing certain qualifications of voters thereat (SB 33)
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, concerning loan and investment companies, defining same and providing for their incorporation, powers and supervision (SB 32)
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing the commissioners' court of any county in Texas, at any time while a state of war exists between the United States and another nation or nations, to confirm the appointment by the sheriff of any deputy sheriffs... (SB 35)
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, making fraudulent advertising a penal offense...
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, fixing and establishing adequate salaries for all officers of our State government... (HB 46)
05/03/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, adding to the Reagan Independent School District in Falls County, Texas, including the town of Reagan, and certain lands and territory adjoining thereto (HB 43); and providing compensation for county attorneys in counties having a population of more than one hundred thousand where there is no district attorney of all fees, commissions and perquisites earned by such office... (HB 45)
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, giving to the owner of any real estate or interest therein sold under execution, order of sale, deed of trust, mortgage or other contract lien the right to redeem the same at any time in one year from the date of sale, etc.
05/03/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting to the city of Austin for ninety-nine years the said land for a municipal auditorium and market (HB 41)
05/02/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, regulating the operation of motor vehicles on public highways (HB 26)
05/02/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Board of Pardon Advisers (SB 25)
05/02/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, fixing the compensation of the district attorney of the Criminal District Courts of Travis and Williamson Counties; validating all elections held under and by virtue of petitions, orders of commissioner court, and the posting of notices thereof...; granting to cities of over five thousand inhabitants power of local self government to allow, censor and regulate, or to prohibit the operation of theatres on Sunday; regulating the management, control and financing of the penitentiary system, and the working of prisoners therein of the State of Texas (HB 27); amending road system for Bosque County (HB 29); creating the Dalton Common School District No. 82 of Ellis County (HB 35); making members of boards of equalization liable to the State for money lost by the acceptance of property for taxes for less than its value...; and making tax assessors liable to the State for money lost by the acceptance of property for taxes for less than its value, and fixing the suits for its collection
05/01/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting to the City of Austin, for public purposes only, certain land lying between the Colorado river and Outlots 1 and 11, in Division "Z" in the City of Austin, Texas (HB 37)
05/01/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Granger Independent School District in the County of Williamson (HB 23); aiding the County of Chambers in constructing breakwaters, roads and bridges
05/01/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Section 14 of the Special Road Law for Houston County (HB 21); creating the Crockett Independent School District of Houston County (HB 25)
05/01/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the establishment of rigid quarantine against contagious diseases of all kinds
04/30/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Senate Joint Resolution No. 1, being a proposed amendment to the State Constitution authorizing the levy of a special tax of not exceeding seventy-five cents on the one hundred dollars' valuation, for the improvement and maintenance of public roads
04/30/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, abolishing the Cross Roads Independent School District...and incorporating the Slocum Independent School District (HB 18)
04/30/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, appropriating $24,000.00 for each of the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1917, and September 1, 1918, for the purpose of the inspection and eradication of citrus canker and other dangerous diseases and pests now threatening the destruction of the citrus industry in this State, and in order to secure a like appropriation from the Federal government for the same purpose (HB 20)
04/30/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, requiring railroad companies operating trains within this State to place an additional brakeman on all trains in excess of sixty cars, which is approximately twenty-five hundred feet in length...
04/30/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, fixing adequate salaries for those who compose the Industrial Accident Board for enforcement of Employers' Liability Act (SB 8)
04/27/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the incorporation of the whole or any part of Independent or Common School Districts into an Independent School District (HB 16)
04/27/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a common county line school district to be known as Bethel District No. 34, to be under the jurisdiction, management and control of the commissioners court, Stonewall County (SB 20); creating the Granger Independent School District in the County of Williamson (HB 23)
04/25/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Armstrong Independent School District of Bell County (HB 11); amending shipment of certain game (HB 12)
04/25/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the San Diego Independent County Line School District of Duval County (SB 12)
04/25/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the appointment of officers of the National Guard of Texas and prescribing their qualifications and tenure of office; providing for the term and requirements for enlistment and qualifications of enlisted men of the National Guard of Texas... (SB 13)
04/24/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Gorman Independent School District in Eastland County
04/23/1917 Relating to the National Guard, submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, raising the salary of the Adjutant General; and permitting the increase of the ranger force...if any great number of the regular army and National Guard was withdrawn from the Texas border (SB 14, SB 28)
04/19/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, extending the boundaries of the Rock Island Independent School District, enlarging and defining its boundaries (SB 5); and enlarging the Columbus Independent School District, in Colorado County, defining its boundaries as enlarged (SB 4)
04/19/1917 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, making appropriations to pay all deficiency allowances made by the Executive Office, the amount of which is on file in the Comptroller's Office (HB 14)
04/18/1917 Submitting as an additional topic for consideration by the 35th Legislature, 1st Called Session, appropriating nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand dollars for the aid of rural schools for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1918
01/22/1917 Supplementing the itemized list of deficiency appropriations granted by the Governor's office for the years 1915 and 1916, prepared January 11, 1917 (State Juvenile Training School)
01/19/1917 Suggesting that the Legislature memorialize and petition the National Congress to locate an armor plate plant in East Texas
01/19/1917 Relating to unnecessary and needless confiscation by the railroads of coal shipped to consumers
01/17/1917 Supplementing the itemized list of deficiency appropriations granted by the Governor's office for the years 1915 and 1916, prepared January 11, 1917 (Sam Houston Normal Institute)
01/17/1917 Transmitting statement of moneys received and disbursed by the Governor's office from January 19, 1915, to January 16, 1917
01/11/1917 Transmitting itemized list of deficiency appropriations granted by the Governor's office for the years 1915 and 1916
05/28/1915 Thanking the Legislature for continued cooperation in the passage of laws, especially those pertaining to popular education
05/27/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending the Angelina County road law
05/26/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Special Road Law of Montague County
05/24/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, limiting the number of days per week paid firemen in cities of twenty-five thousand inhabitants or over may be required to work. . .(HB 73)
05/22/1915 Submitting communication from former Governor O.B. Colquitt relating to Governor's Mansion, May 20, 1915 (including Comptroller's statement, February 6, 2015; Exhibit A, Comptroller's Department; Exhibit B, Bought for Governor's Mansion and paid for by the State; Exhibit C, Statement from the Governor of public moneys received and paid out by Governor's office, January 15, 1915; Exhibit D, Statement of checks given by Mrs. Colquitt on the Mansion fund account with American National Bank)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the sale of land that may have been, or may hereafter be, sold to the State of Texas under judgment foreclosing tax lien. . .
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Point Independent School District of Rains County (HB 65)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting to the Board of Control of the Girls' Training School additional time in which to use the funds appropriated and donated to the State. . .(HB 57)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating and incorporating the Reagan Independent School District in Falls County (HB 60)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to the payment of witness fees to witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution in felony cases
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the redemption, by the owner, of land or lots heretofore sold or that may hereafter be sold to the State, city or town for taxes (HB 62)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, validating all common school districts in this State heretofore created (HB 59)
05/22/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, validating sales and conveyances of land made by towns and villages in this State. . .created under Spanish and Mexican authorities. . .(SB 47)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, increasing the limits of the Port Arthur Independent School District (HB 47)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, changing the time of holding court in the Thirty-third Judicial District of Texas (SB 42)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to grounds of divorce
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Section 2 of Chapter 68, General Laws of the Regular Session of the 33rd Legislature (Relating to prescribing and fixing the number of hours that shall constitute a legal day's work on all work being performed by or on behalf of the State of Texas, or by or on behalf of any county, municipality of other legal or political subdivision of said State)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting permission to W. A. Eastham, Duncan Eastham and Luther Eastham, Jr., as executors and devisees under the will of Mrs. Delha Eastham, to institute and prosecute suit in the district court of Travis county, Texas, against the State of Texas, and the Prison Commission
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting permission to B. A. Eastham of Walker county, Texas, to institute and prosecute suit in the district court of Travis county, Texas, against the State of Texas, and the Prison Commission of Texas
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending law on owners of buildings to have preference lien
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, restoring to and conferring upon the county court of Kendall County the civil and criminal jurisdiction belonging to said court under the Constitution and general statutes of the State (HB 53)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending road system for Coleman County (HB 52)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Comanche County (HB 54)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Travis County (HB 50)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing and empowering Bowie county. . .to issue bonds for constructing, maintaining and operating macadamized, graveled or paved roads and turnpikes
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to the base of the Washington National Monument, in the Nation's Capital. . . appropriating a sum of money sufficient to pay for a block of Texas granite. . .with replica of the Alamo, with the inscription, "Theremopylae had her messenger of defeat, the Alamo had none."
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, prescribing the conditions and restrictions under which public vaults, crypts or mausoleums for the permanent interment of human bodies may be constructed. . .
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Independent School District in Buena Vista, in Pecos County (HB 64)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Walker County (HB 56)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, changing and prescribing the time for holding district court in the Forty-ninth Judicial District of Texas (HB 48)
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing the appointment of a commission to investigate and report upon the inequalities existing in the tax renditions of various counties in the State. . .
05/21/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Chapter 117 of the Special Laws of the Regular Session of the 33rd Legislature (road law for Madison County)
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the employment of a suitable person or persons to look after the collection of taxes
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Chapter 6, Title 13, of the Penal Code of Texas, as amended by Chapter 123 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the 34th Legislature (killing of doves and quail, SB 35)
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating an independent school district in the counties of Cottie, Dickens, King and Motley, to be known as the "Dumont Independent School District No. 1" (HB 46)
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a State Highway Department
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a county highway department
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, increasing the time of holding the District Court of Clay County to eight weeks and to change the time of holding the District Court of Wichita County (HB 37)
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending real estate sales under deeds of trust (SB 36)
05/20/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, permitting the levying of additional tax for macadamizing and maintaining roads in Fayette County
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, regulating the rate of interest to be charged by life insurance companies doing business in Texas. . .not to exceed 7 per cent per annum, payable annually (including letter from Frank Webb, treasurer of American National Insurance Company, Galveston)
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending act relating to State bonded warehouses
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a State Board of Horticulture
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, incorporating and creating the Fulbright Independent School District in Red River County (HB 45)
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating an independent school district to be known as "Ricardo Independent School District" (HB 44)
05/19/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating a more efficient road system for Gregg County (SB 29)
05/18/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering legislation looking to the division and apportionment of the State into Representative Districts, from which Representatives are to be elected to represent said districts in the Congress of the United States
05/18/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, reorganizing the Twenty-third Judicial District of Texas, and creating the Eightieth Judicial District of Texas (SB 19)
05/18/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting to the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas to certain lands lying and being situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, and belonging to the State of Texas
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering House Bill No. 450, 34th Legislature, Regular Session; same being an act providing for the incorporation of medical milk commissioners and a certificate of milk products under their supervision (HB 24 and SB 30, 34th 1st C.S.)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering division of Duval county
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering the question and advisability of appointing a Judicial Commission, consisting of five or more members to study the question of judicial reform and report back to the next session of the Legislature
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering Simple Resolution No. 10. . .printing and furnishing the people within a short time after they are printed the Acts of the Legislature
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering House Bill No. 529, 34th Regular Session, to suspend time for the payment of principal that has become due on former sales of land, belonging to the Public Free School Fund, University Fund, and the several asylum funds (HB 29, 34th 1st C.S.)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering House Bill No. 13, introduced at the Regular Session by Hon. D. H. Biggers and Hon. T. F. Baker. . .declaring prairie dogs as a public nuisance, and providing for the destruction of same by land owners upon whose property prairie dogs exist (HB 28, 34th 1st C.S.)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to the regulation of the butcher business and the detection of persons illegally handling and butchering of animals (SB 21)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, regulating the business of co-operative savings contract loan companies. . .(HB 34)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relieving the Sugarland Railway Company from necessity of rebuilding and constructing about three and one-half miles of its road in Fort Bend county, Texas, as ordered by the court in a judgment entered in the cause of State of Texas vs. The Sugarland Railway Company (SB 22)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, correcting a provision in our Criminal Procedure so as to prescribe that the recognizance or bail bond to be given on appeal in felony cases will hold the defendant for a new trial in case of a reversal of the case, relating to the Court of Criminal Appeals case Sanders vs. The State, 158 S.W. Rep., page 291
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, reorganizing the Twenty-third Judicial District of Texas, and creating the Seventy-eighth Judicial District of Texas
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending act to reorganize the Twenty-eighth Judicial District of Texas, and creating the Seventy-ninth Judicial District of Texas; said act being for the fixing of more convenient and proper time for holding court
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Crowell Independent School District of Foard County (HB 27)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering a bill pertaining to the unlawful diversion of the natural flow of surface waters in the State or the immpounding the waters of this State in such manner as to damage the property of another (SB 16)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing that interurban corporations shall have the power to lease or acquire the physical property, rights and franchises of any other interurban corporation (SB 15)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, relating to the issuance of stocks and bonds by the associations and corporations brought under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission (SB 20)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, granting permission to Imperial Sugar company, a corporation, incorporated under the laws of Texas, to bring suit against the State of Texas
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell conditionally relinquish to J. J. Kane of the city of Galveston, 87 acres of land. . .for the establishment of dry docks (SB 23)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating the Greensborough County-line Independent School District in Henderson and Van Zandt counties (HB 22)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending the road law in Wilson County (SB 17)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amending Happy Independent School District in Swisher and Randall counties (SB 14)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering an act pertaining to jail guards and compensation for their services (SB 31)
05/17/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, creating and establishing in Harris County an additional court for concurrent jurisdiction in civil cases with the County Court at Law of Harris County (HB 26)
05/06/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, reconsidering an act of 34th Legislature, Regular Session, providing for the location of three normal schools and providing that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and two members to be appointed by the Supreme Court constitute a board to locate these schools, pursuant to letter from Supreme Court of Texas, T. J. Brown, Chief Justice, and Nelson Phillips and Wm. E. Hawkins, Associate Justices, to Governor James E. Ferguson, that this is a duty wholly unrelated to any proper function of the court. . .and not strictly within its constitutional powers
05/05/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, providing for the purchase and improvement of certain lands in Washington county, on which was located the first capitol of Texas. . .to preserve and beautify this hallowed ground, this altar of Texas independence (HB 11)
05/04/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, enlarging the site of the State Blind Asylum, and providing more modern, commodious and fireproof buildings (SB 10)
04/30/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering appropriation for Texas exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition Commission
04/30/1915 Submitting an additional topic for consideration by the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, considering the necessity of setting aside a liberal amount for the cause of popular education, and the maintenance of rural schools (HB 8)
04/29/1915 Relating to proclamation for the 34th Legislature, 1st Called Session, and topics of appropriation of money in support of public government, insurance laws, and taxes
03/20/1915 Thanking the Legislature for loyal support and cooperation
02/13/1915 Communication from the Governor relating to Southern National Highway, requesting resolutions be adopted by House of Representatives (including resolutions of greeting adopted by the General Assembly of North Carolina; Letter from Governor Ferguson to North Carolina Governor Craig, February 13, 1915)
02/10/1915 Returning HB 129 to the House of Representatives for correction