Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 372.026


In this section, “obligation” means bonds, temporary notes, time warrants, or an obligation under an installment sale contract or reimbursement agreement.


For the payment of obligations issued or agreed to under this subchapter and the payment of principal, interest, and any other amounts required or permitted in connection with the obligations, the governing body of the municipality or county may pledge all or part of the income from improvements financed under this subchapter, including income received in installment payments under Section 372.023 (Payment of Costs).


Pledged income must be fixed and collected in amounts sufficient, with other pledged resources, to pay principal, interest, and other expenses related to the obligations, and to the extent required by the ordinance, order, or agreement authorizing the obligations, to pay for the operation, maintenance, and other expenses related to improvements authorized by this subchapter.


The obligations may also be secured by mortgages or deeds of trust on any real property related to the facilities authorized under this subchapter that are owned or are to be acquired by the municipality or county and by chattel mortgages, liens, or security interests on any personal property appurtenant to that real property. The governing body may authorize the execution of trust indentures, mortgages, deeds of trust, or other forms of encumbrance as evidence of the indebtedness.


The governing body may pledge to the payment of obligations all or part of a grant, donation, revenue, or income received or to be received from the government of the United States or any other public or private source, whether or not it is received pursuant to an agreement or otherwise.


The governing body may enter into an agreement with a corporation created by the municipality or county under the Texas Constitution or other law that provides for payment of amounts pledged under this section to the corporation to secure indebtedness issued by the corporation to finance an improvement project, including indebtedness to pay capitalized interest and a reserve fund permitted by this subchapter for revenue or general obligation bonds issued under this subchapter and indebtedness issued to pay the corporation’s costs of issuance. In addition, the agreement may provide that:


the corporation is responsible for managing the district; or


title to one or more improvements will be held by the corporation.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1341, Sec. 23, eff. June 16, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 320 (H.B. 621), Sec. 5, eff. June 19, 2009.

Source: Section 372.026 — Pledges, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­372.­htm#372.­026 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 372.026’s source at texas​.gov