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Constitution of the State of West Texas (1868)

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ARTICLE XIII.

SCHEDULE.

SEC. 1. That no inconvenience may arise from a change of Government, it is declared that all process, which shall be issued in the name of the State of Texas, prior to the organization of the State Government, under this Constitution, shall be as valid as if issued in the name of the State of West Texas.

SEC. 2. The validity of all bonds and recognizances, executed in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, shall not be impaired by the change of government, but may be sued for and recovered, in the name of the Governor of the State of West Texas, and all criminal prosecutions, or penal actions, which shall have arisen, prior to the organization of the State Government, under this Constitution, in any of the courts of the State of Texas, shall be prosecuted to judgment and execution in the name of this State. All suits which may be pending in any of the courts of the State of Texas, prior to the organization of this State Government, under this Constitution, shall be transferred to the proper court of this State, which shall have jurisdiction of the subject-matter thereof.