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HB 33, 32nd 1st Called Session
Relating to amending "An Act to prohibit the granting or use for railway or other purposes of any part of the tract of land in the city and county of Galveston, Texas, acquired by that county or the commissioners' court thereof for seawall purposes," by adding thereto Section 1a, authorizing and empowering Galveston county or the commissioners' court of said county to convey or lease to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas, on behalf of the State of Texas, for hospital purposes in connection with the John Sealy hospital, all or any part of the tract of land acquired under said Act which lies to the north and northwestward of Avenue B in said city.

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