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Texas Laws | Water Code

(b) If the officers of the consolidated district fail or refuse in due time to assess and collect taxes on property in the original district to pay the obligations of the original district, the taxes may be assessed and collected and paid on the obligations by a receiver acting under orders of a district court. A creditor or five or more taxpayers in the district may bring suit in a district court to have a receiver appointed. (20888)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 496, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20889)


If a district is principally engaged in providing water for agricultural irrigation or the primary purpose of the district is to provide water for agricultural irrigation, the board may exclude from the district land that is not being irrigated as provided by Sections 51.759 through 51.766. This section applies only to land that is eligible for exclusion under Section 51.759. (20891)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 42, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 28, 1995. (20892)

Sec. 55.801. FAILURE TO FUNCTION. (20893)(Text)

Subject to the provisions of Sections 50.251-50.256 of this code, if any district does not begin to acquire the necessary canals, ditches, flumes, laterals, reservoirs, sites, damsites, pumping plants, or other things necessary to the successful operation of the district or does not diligently pursue the purposes for which it was created within two years after its organization, the district may be dissolved without formal action. (20894)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 496, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20895)


Any person with an interest in the district or a debt owed by the district may collect the debt in the manner provided for the collection of a debt due by any person, association of persons, or corporation. A court of competent jurisdiction may render judgment making the debt a lien against the property of the district and providing for the payment of the debt and judgment in the manner that a judgment for debt is enforced against a city or town that has been dissolved. (20897)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 496, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20898)


If all debts and obligations of the district have been paid and discharged, a district may dissolve voluntarily by the same vote and in the same manner provided in this chapter for the organization of districts. The election shall be held in the manner provided in this chapter for holding elections in the district. (20900)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 496, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20901)

Sec. 55.804. DISSOLUTION USING PROCEDURE FOR ABOLITION OF DISTRICTS IN CHAPTER (20902)(Text)">56. A district may dissolve voluntarily in the manner provided for the dissolution of districts in Chapter 56 of this code, and the provisions in that chapter shall control the abolition of the district and the legal consequences of abolition. (20903)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 497, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20904)


(a) All debts of districts dissolved under the provisions for the dissolution of districts in this subchapter shall be prorated against the lands in the district in accordance with the assessed valuation for the preceding year of the lands owned by each separate landowner, according to the tax rolls in the office of the tax collector of the county in which the land is located. (20906)

(b) The pro rata assessments shall be paid within five years from the date of dissolution in five equal annual installments or at any time within the five-year period. (20907)

(c) Any allowed claim owned by a landowner against whom a pro rata assessment has been made shall be credited on the liquidation of the assessment. All prior payments made by any landowner of the dissolved district shall be credited on the assessment against him and his land. (20908)

(d) The issuance of a receipt for the payment of the assessment by the proper official as provided in Chapter 56 of this code shall release the owner of the assessments and his land from the liens. The receipts may be recorded in the real estate records of the county or counties in which the land of the owner is located. (20909)

(e) When the assessment has been paid, the landowner is released automatically from the debt, and his land is released from all liens existing as security for the assessment. (20910)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 497, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (20911)


Sec. 56.001. DEFINITIONS. (20913)(Text)

In this chapter: (20914)

(a) "District" means any drainage district organized under this chapter. (20915)

(b) "Board" means the governing body of a drainage district. (20916)

(c) "Commissioners court" means the commissioners court of the county in which the district is organized. (20917)

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