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Texas Natural Resources Code - NAT RES § 11.018. Cession of Certain El Paso Land

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(a) To facilitate the project for rectification of the Rio Grande in the El Paso-Juarez Valley under the convention between the United States of America and the United Mexican States signed February 1, 1933, without cost to the state, all right, title, and interest of the State of Texas in and to the bed and banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso County and Hudspeth County which may be necessary or expedient in the construction of the project is ceded to the United States of America.

(b) This cession is made on the express condition that the State of Texas retain concurrent jurisdiction with the United States of America over every portion of land ceded which remains within the territorial limits of the United States after the project is completed so that process may be executed in the same manner and with the same effect as before the cession took place.

(c) None of the provisions of this section may be construed as a cession or relinquishment of any rights which the State of Texas, its citizens, or any property owners have in the water of the Rio Grande, its use, or access to it.

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