Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 8135.155
Election of Directors of New Districts


Not later than the 90th day after the date of an election in favor of the division of the district, the board shall:


appoint itself as the board of one of the new districts; and


appoint five directors for each of the other new districts.


A director appointed under Subsection (a)(1) serves the term to which that director was elected in the original district. A director appointed under Subsection (a)(2):


serves until the election for directors under Subsection (c); and


is not required to own land in or reside in the district for which the director is appointed.


On the uniform election date in May of the first even-numbered year after the year in which the directors are appointed, an election shall be held to elect five directors in each district for which directors were appointed under Subsection (a)(2). Of the five directors elected in each district, the three directors receiving the greatest number of votes shall serve until the second regularly scheduled election of directors under Subsection (d), and the remaining two directors shall serve until the first regularly scheduled election of directors.


Except as provided by Subsection (c), directors serve staggered four-year terms. On the uniform election date in May of each even-numbered year, the appropriate number of directors shall be elected.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 464 (S.B. 1887), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
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