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Texas Natural Resources Code - NAT RES § 11.016. Land Acquired From Mexico in 1933

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(a) The State of Texas recognizes the provisions of 54 Stat. 21 (1940) and accepts as part of its territory and assumes civil and criminal jurisdiction over all of certain parcels or tracts of land lying adjacent to the territory of the State of Texas which were acquired by the United States under a convention between the United States of America and the United Mexican States signed February 1, 1933.

(b) The parcels and tracts of land acquired by the state constitute a part of the respective counties within whose boundaries they are located by extending the county boundaries to the Rio Grande and are subject to the civil and criminal jurisdiction of these counties.

(c) Any parcels or tracts, parts of which are located in two separate counties, shall be surveyed by the county surveyors of both counties, who shall determine the portion of the land located in their respective counties and shall file the field notes of the land in their offices together with a map of the parcels or tracts in the map records of the county.

(d) For the purpose of determining the boundaries, the boundary lines of the parcels and tracts established by the American Section of the International Boundary Commission, United States and Mexico, shall be accepted as the true boundaries.

(e) Any parcels or tracts of land that are adjacent to or contiguous to a water improvement district or a conservation and reclamation district may be included within the district by a written contract entered into between the owner of the land and the board of directors of the district.  The contract shall specifically describe the land to be included in the district, the character of water service to be furnished to the land, and the terms and conditions on which the land is to be included in the district and shall be acknowledged in the manner required for the acknowledgment of deeds and recorded in the deed records of the county in which the land is located.

(f) None of the provisions of this section may be construed to affect the ownership of the land.

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