Texas Water Code
Sec. § 61.172
Financing Purchases


The commission may have issued in the manner provided in this chapter bonds of the district in an amount that represents the purchase price of the land or facilities less any outstanding bonds previously issued by the municipality.


The bonds shall be issued, registered, and sold in the same manner as other bonds of the district, and the proceeds shall be paid to the municipality.


If the municipality has outstanding bonds, the district shall assume payment of these bonds and interest, and the commissioners court shall levy a tax sufficient to pay the interest due and the principal due at the maturity of the bonds. The taxes shall be collected as other taxes are now collected, and payment shall be made to the city by the commission on or before the due dates of interest and principal for the sole purpose of paying the interest on and principal of the outstanding bonds.


The municipality shall not be released from any obligation to the owners and holders of any outstanding bonds issued on account of the land or facilities purchased.


The municipality shall not levy, assess, and collect any tax for interest and sinking fund unless the payment from the district shall fail in whole or in part. In the event of such failure, the municipality shall levy and collect the tax necessary to discharge the interest and meet the principal of the outstanding bonds and shall continue to do so until the amounts are paid. Also, the municipality may collect any and all amounts paid on account of the district from the district and in event of the continued failure to make the payments by the district, the municipality may take back the facilities.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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