Bill Text: TX HB3842 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Relating to the creation of the Bridgeland Management District; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-06-17 - Effective immediately [HB3842 Detail]

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  By: Callegari H.B. No. 3842
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of the Bridgeland Management District;
  providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue
  bonds.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle C, Title 4, Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended by adding Chapter 3901 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 3901. BRIDGELAND MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 3901.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "City" means the City of Houston, Texas.
               (3)  "Commission" means the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality.
               (4)  "County" means Harris County.
               (5)  "Director" means a board member.
               (6)  "District" means the Bridgeland Management
  District.
         Sec. 3901.002.  CREATION AND NATURE OF DISTRICT. The
  district is a special district created under Section 59, Article
  XVI, Texas Constitution.
         Sec. 3901.003.  CONFIRMATION AND DIRECTORS' ELECTION
  REQUIRED. The temporary directors shall hold an election to
  confirm the creation of the district and to elect five permanent
  directors as provided by Section 49.102, Water Code.
         Sec. 3901.004.  CONSENT OF MUNICIPALITY REQUIRED. The
  temporary directors may not hold an election under Section 3901.003
  until each municipality in whose corporate limits or
  extraterritorial jurisdiction the district is located has
  consented by ordinance or resolution to the creation of the
  district and to the inclusion of land in the district.
         Sec. 3901.005.  PURPOSE; DECLARATION OF INTENT. (a) The
  creation of the district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Sections 52 and 52-a, Article III, and Section 59, Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution, and other public purposes stated in this
  chapter. By creating the district, the legislature has established
  a program to accomplish the public purposes set out in Sections 52
  and 52-a, Article III, Texas Constitution.
         (b)  The creation of the district is necessary to promote,
  develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce,
  transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, the arts,
  entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public
  welfare in the district.
         (c)  This chapter and the creation of the district may not be
  interpreted to relieve the city, the county, or another
  governmental entity from providing the level of services provided
  as of the effective date of the Act enacting this chapter to the
  area in the district. The district is created to supplement and not
  to supplant governmental services provided in the district.
         Sec. 3901.006.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE. (a)
  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the improvements and services to be provided by
  the district under powers conferred by Sections 52 and 52-a,
  Article III, and Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and
  other powers granted under this chapter.
         (c)  The creation of the district is in the public interest
  and is essential to further the public purposes of:
               (1)  developing and diversifying the economy of the
  state;
               (2)  eliminating unemployment and underemployment; and
               (3)  developing or expanding transportation and
  commerce.
         (d)  The district will:
               (1)  promote the health, safety, and general welfare of
  residents, employers, potential employees, employees, visitors,
  and consumers in the district, and of the public;
               (2)  provide needed funding for the district to
  preserve, maintain, and enhance the economic health and vitality of
  the district territory as a community and business center; and
               (3)  promote the health, safety, welfare, and enjoyment
  of the public by providing pedestrian ways, road facilities, and
  recreational facilities and by landscaping and developing certain
  areas, which are necessary for the restoration, preservation, and
  enhancement of scenic beauty.
         (e)  Pedestrian ways along or across a street, whether at
  grade or above or below the surface, and street lighting, street
  landscaping, parking, and street art objects are parts of and
  necessary components of a street and are considered to be a street
  or road improvement.
         (f)  The district will not act as the agent or
  instrumentality of any private interest even though the district
  will benefit many private interests as well as the public.
         Sec. 3901.007.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The district is
  initially composed of the territory described by Section 2 of the
  Act enacting this chapter, as that territory may have been modified
  under Section 3901.114 or other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district contained
  in Section 2 of the Act enacting this chapter form a closure.  A
  mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes in the
  legislative process does not affect the district's:
               (1)  organization, existence, or validity;
               (2)  right to issue any type of bond, note, or other
  obligation for a purpose for which the district is created or to pay
  the principal of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  right to impose or collect an assessment or tax; or
               (4)  legality or operation.
         Sec. 3901.008.  ELIGIBILITY FOR INCLUSION IN SPECIAL ZONES.
  All or any part of the area of the district is eligible to be
  included in:
               (1)  a tax increment reinvestment zone created under
  Chapter 311, Tax Code;
               (2)  a tax abatement reinvestment zone created under
  Chapter 312, Tax Code;
               (3)  an enterprise zone created under Chapter 2303,
  Government Code; or
               (4)  an industrial district created under Chapter 42,
  Local Government Code.
         Sec. 3901.009.  APPLICABILITY OF MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT
  DISTRICTS LAW. Except as otherwise provided by this chapter,
  Chapter 375, Local Government Code, applies to the district.
         Sec. 3901.010.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This
  chapter shall be liberally construed in conformity with the
  findings and purposes stated in this chapter.
         Sec. 3901.011.  CONFLICTS OF LAW.  This chapter prevails
  over any provision of general law, including a provision of Chapter
  375, Local Government Code, that is in conflict or inconsistent
  with this chapter.
  [Sections 3901.012-3901.050 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 3901.051.  GOVERNING BODY; TERMS.  (a)  The district is
  governed by a board of five directors elected or appointed as
  provided by this chapter and Subchapter D, Chapter 49, Water Code.
         (b)  Except as provided by Section 3901.053, directors serve
  staggered four-year terms.
         Sec. 3901.052.  COMPENSATION. A director is entitled to
  receive fees of office and reimbursement for actual expenses as
  provided by Section 49.060, Water Code. Sections 375.069 and
  375.070, Local Government Code, do not apply to the board.
         Sec. 3901.053.  TEMPORARY DIRECTORS. (a) On or after the
  effective date of the Act creating this chapter, the owner or owners
  of a majority of the assessed value of the real property in the
  district may submit a petition to the commission requesting that
  the commission appoint as temporary directors the five persons
  named in the petition.  The commission shall appoint as temporary
  directors the five persons named in the petition.
         (b)  Temporary directors serve until the earlier of:
               (1)  the date permanent directors are elected under
  Section 3901.003; or
               (2)  the fourth anniversary of the effective date of
  the Act creating this chapter.
         (c)  If permanent directors have not been elected under
  Section 3901.003 and the terms of the temporary directors have
  expired, successor temporary directors shall be appointed or
  reappointed as provided by Subsection (d) to serve terms that
  expire on the earlier of:
               (1)  the date permanent directors are elected under
  Section 3901.003; or
               (2)  the fourth anniversary of the date of the
  appointment or reappointment.
         (d)  If Subsection (c) applies, the owner or owners of a
  majority of the assessed value of the real property in the district
  may submit a petition to the commission requesting that the
  commission appoint as successor temporary directors the five
  persons named in the petition.  The commission shall appoint as
  successor temporary directors the five persons named in the
  petition.
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2019.
  [Sections 3901.054-3901.100 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 3901.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES.  The district has
  the powers and duties necessary to accomplish the purposes for
  which the district is created.
         Sec. 3901.102.  IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND SERVICES.  (a)  The
  district may provide, design, construct, acquire, improve,
  relocate, operate, maintain, or finance an improvement project or
  service using money available to the district, or contract with a
  governmental or private entity to provide, design, construct,
  acquire, improve, relocate, operate, maintain, or finance an
  improvement project or service authorized under this chapter or
  under Chapter 375, Local Government Code.
         (b)  An improvement project described by Subsection (a) may
  be located inside or outside the district.
         Sec. 3901.103.  RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. The district may
  develop or finance recreational facilities as authorized by Chapter
  375, Local Government Code, Sections 52 and 52-a, Article III,
  Texas Constitution, and any other law that applies to the district.
         Sec. 3901.104.  AUTHORITY FOR ROAD PROJECTS.  Under Section
  52, Article III, Texas Constitution, the district may design,
  acquire, construct, finance, issue bonds, notes, or other
  obligations for, improve, and convey to this state, a county, or a
  municipality for operation and maintenance macadamized, graveled,
  or paved roads or improvements, including storm drainage, in aid of
  those roads.
         Sec. 3901.105.  CONVEYANCE AND APPROVAL OF ROAD PROJECT.  
  (a)  The district shall convey a road project authorized by Section
  3901.104 to:
               (1)  the municipality or county that will operate and
  maintain the road if the municipality or county has approved the
  plans and specifications of the road project; or
               (2)  the state if the state will operate and maintain
  the road and the Texas Transportation Commission has approved the
  plans and specifications of the road project.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), the district shall
  operate and maintain a road project authorized by Section 3901.104
  that the district implements and is not approved by a municipality,
  a county, or this state under Subsection (a).
         (c)  The district may agree in writing with a municipality, a
  county, or this state to assign operation and maintenance duties to
  the district, the municipality, the county, or this state in a
  manner other than the manner described in Subsections (a) and (b).
         Sec. 3901.106.  DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION POWERS.  The
  district, using money available to the district, may exercise the
  powers given to a development corporation under Chapter 505, Local
  Government Code, including the power to own, operate, acquire,
  construct, lease, improve, or maintain a project under that
  chapter.
         Sec. 3901.107.  NONPROFIT CORPORATION.  (a)  The board by
  resolution may authorize the creation of a nonprofit corporation to
  assist and act for the district in implementing a project or
  providing a service authorized by this chapter.
         (b)  The nonprofit corporation:
               (1)  has each power of and is considered to be a local
  government corporation created under Subchapter D, Chapter 431,
  Transportation Code; and
               (2)  may implement any project and provide any service
  authorized by this chapter.
         (c)  The board shall appoint the board of directors of the
  nonprofit corporation. The board of directors of the nonprofit
  corporation shall serve in the same manner as the board of directors
  of a local government corporation created under Subchapter D,
  Chapter 431, Transportation Code, except that a board member is not
  required to reside in the district.
         Sec. 3901.108.  AGREEMENTS; GRANTS.  (a)  As provided by
  Chapter 375, Local Government Code, the district may make an
  agreement with or accept a gift, grant, or loan from any person.
         (b)  The implementation of a project is a governmental
  function or service for the purposes of Chapter 791, Government
  Code.
         Sec. 3901.109.  LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.  To protect the
  public interest, the district may contract with a qualified party,
  including the county or the city, to provide law enforcement
  services in the district.
         Sec. 3901.110.  MEMBERSHIP IN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.  The
  district may join and pay dues to a charitable or nonprofit
  organization that performs a service or provides an activity
  consistent with the furtherance of a district purpose.
         Sec. 3901.111.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  (a)  The district may
  engage in activities that accomplish the economic development
  purposes of the district.
         (b)  The district may establish and provide for the
  administration of one or more programs to promote state or local
  economic development and to stimulate business and commercial
  activity in the district, including programs to:
               (1)  make loans and grants of public money; and
               (2)  provide district personnel and services.
         (c)  The district may create economic development programs
  and exercise the economic development powers that:
               (1)  Chapter 380, Local Government Code, provides to a
  municipality; and
               (2)  Subchapter A, Chapter 1509, Government Code,
  provides to a municipality.
         Sec. 3901.112.  STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. The
  district may negotiate and enter into a written strategic
  partnership agreement with the city under Section 43.0751, Local
  Government Code.
         Sec. 3901.113.  REGIONAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT.  The
  district may negotiate and enter into a written regional
  participation agreement with the city under Section 43.0754, Local
  Government Code.
         Sec. 3901.114.  ANNEXATION OR EXCLUSION OF LAND. (a) The
  district may annex land as provided by Subchapter J, Chapter 49,
  Water Code.
         (b)  The district may exclude land as provided by Subchapter
  J, Chapter 49, Water Code. Section 375.044(b), Local Government
  Code, does not apply to the district.
         (c)  The district may include and exclude land as provided by
  Sections 54.739-54.747, Water Code.
         Sec. 3901.115.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW TO CERTAIN
  CONTRACTS. (a)  Subchapter I, Chapter 49, Water Code, applies to a
  district contract for construction work, equipment, materials, or
  machinery.  The district may use a project delivery method
  described by Subchapter I, Chapter 49, Water Code, or Subchapter H,
  Chapter 271, Local Government Code.
         (b)  Sections 375.221 and 375.223, Local Government Code, do
  not apply to the district.
         Sec. 3901.116.  TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT; COMPENSATION. The
  board may employ and establish the terms of employment and
  compensation of an executive director or general manager and any
  other district employees the board considers necessary.
         Sec. 3901.117.  NO EMINENT DOMAIN POWER.  The district may
  not exercise the power of eminent domain.
  [Sections 3901.118-3901.150 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER C-1.  PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM AND PARKING FACILITIES
         Sec. 3901.151.  PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM; PETITION REQUIRED.
  (a) The district may acquire, lease as lessor or lessee, construct,
  develop, own, operate, and maintain a public transit system to
  serve the area in the district.
         (b)  The board may not act under Subsection (a) unless a
  written petition requesting the action has been filed with the
  board.
         (c)  The petition must be signed by:
               (1)  the owners of property representing a majority of
  the total assessed value of the real property in the district that
  abuts the right-of-way in which the public transit system is
  proposed to be located; or
               (2)  the owners of a majority of the area of the real
  property in the district that abuts the right-of-way in which the
  public transit system is proposed to be located.
         (d)  For purposes of Subsection (c), the determination of a
  majority is based on the property owners along the entire
  right-of-way of the proposed transit project and may not be
  calculated on a block-by-block basis.
         Sec. 3901.152.  PARKING FACILITIES.  (a)  The district may
  acquire, lease as lessor or lessee, construct, develop, own,
  operate, and maintain parking facilities or a system of parking
  facilities, including lots, garages, parking terminals, or other
  structures or accommodations for parking motor vehicles off the
  streets and related appurtenances.
         (b)  The district's parking facilities serve the public
  purposes of the district and are owned, used, and held for a public
  purpose even if leased or operated by a private entity for a term of
  years.
         (c)  The district's parking facilities are parts of and
  necessary components of a street and are considered to be a street
  or road improvement.
         (d)  The development and operation of the district's parking
  facilities may be considered an economic development program.
         Sec. 3901.153.  RULES. The district may adopt rules
  covering its public transit system or its public parking
  facilities, except that a rule relating to or affecting the use of
  the public right-of-way or a requirement for off-street parking is
  subject to all applicable county requirements.
         Sec. 3901.154.  FEES.  The district may impose a fee for the
  use of the public transit system and associated parking facilities.
         Sec. 3901.155.  AGREEMENT WITH RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY. (a)
  In this section, "authority" means a rapid transit authority
  created under Chapter 451, Transportation Code.
         (b)  The district and an authority may agree to jointly
  construct, own, operate, and maintain a transit facility or a
  parking facility under the terms the authority and district desire.
         (c)  The agreement may provide that the district and the
  authority exchange or trade land provided that each party to the
  agreement receives fair market value.  The authority is not
  required to offer any property that it proposes to trade to the
  district for sale to the public or for sale to any abutting property
  owner.
  [Sections 3901.156-3901.200 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER D.  GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS; ASSESSMENTS
         Sec. 3901.201.  MONEY USED FOR IMPROVEMENTS OR SERVICES.
  The district may acquire, construct, finance, operate, maintain, or
  provide any improvement or service authorized under this chapter or
  Chapter 375, Local Government Code, using any money available to
  the district.
         Sec. 3901.202.  PETITION REQUIRED FOR FINANCING SERVICES AND
  IMPROVEMENTS WITH ASSESSMENTS. (a) The board may not finance a
  service or improvement project with assessments under this chapter
  unless a written petition requesting that service or improvement
  has been filed with the board.
         (b)  The petition must be signed by:
               (1)  the owners of a majority of the assessed value of
  real property in the district subject to assessment according to
  the most recent certified tax appraisal roll for the county; or
               (2)  at least 50 persons who own real property in the
  district subject to assessment, if more than 50 persons own real
  property in the district according to the most recent certified tax
  appraisal roll for the county.
         Sec. 3901.203.  METHOD OF NOTICE FOR HEARING. The district
  may mail the notice required by Section 375.115(c), Local
  Government Code, by certified or first class United States mail.
  The board shall determine the method of notice.
         Sec. 3901.204.  ASSESSMENTS; LIENS FOR ASSESSMENTS. (a)
  The board by resolution may impose and collect an assessment for any
  purpose authorized by this chapter in all or any part of the
  district.
         (b)  An assessment, a reassessment, or an assessment
  resulting from an addition to or correction of the assessment roll
  by the district, penalties and interest on an assessment or
  reassessment, an expense of collection, and reasonable attorney's
  fees incurred by the district are:
               (1)  a first and prior lien against the property
  assessed;
               (2)  superior to any other lien or claim other than a
  lien or claim for county, school district, or municipal ad valorem
  taxes; and
               (3)  the personal liability of and a charge against the
  owners of the property even if the owners are not named in the
  assessment proceedings.
         (c)  The lien is effective from the date of the board's
  resolution imposing the assessment until the date the assessment is
  paid. The board may enforce the lien in the same manner that the
  board may enforce an ad valorem tax lien against real property.
         (d)  The board may make a correction to or deletion from the
  assessment roll that does not increase the amount of assessment of
  any parcel of land without providing notice and holding a hearing in
  the manner required for additional assessments.
         Sec. 3901.205.  TAX AND ASSESSMENT ABATEMENTS.  The district
  may designate reinvestment zones and may grant abatements of a tax
  or assessment on property in the zones.
         Sec. 3901.206.  UTILITY PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM ASSESSMENTS.
  The district may not impose an assessment on the property,
  including the equipment, rights-of-way, facilities, or
  improvements, of:
               (1)  an electric utility or a power generation company
  as defined by Section 31.002, Utilities Code;
               (2)  a gas utility as defined by Section 101.003 or
  121.001, Utilities Code;
               (3)  a telecommunications provider as defined by
  Section 51.002, Utilities Code; or
               (4)  a person who provides to the public cable
  television or advanced telecommunications services.
         Sec. 3901.207.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS AND OTHER
  OBLIGATIONS. (a) The district may issue by competitive bid or
  negotiated sale bonds, notes, or other obligations payable wholly
  or partly from taxes, assessments, fees, revenue, contract
  payments, grants, or other district money, or any combination of
  those sources of money, to pay for any authorized district purpose.
         (b)  In addition to any other terms authorized by the board
  by bond order or resolution, the proceeds of the district's bonds
  may be used for a reserve fund, credit enhancement, or capitalized
  interest for the bonds.
         (c)  The limitation on the outstanding principal amount of
  bonds, notes, and other obligations provided by Section 49.4645,
  Water Code, does not apply to the district.
         Sec. 3901.208.  MUNICIPALITY NOT REQUIRED TO PAY DISTRICT
  OBLIGATIONS. Except as provided by Section 375.263, Local
  Government Code, a municipality is not required to pay a bond, note,
  or other obligation of the district.
  [Sections 3901.209-3901.250 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER E. SALES AND USE TAX
         Sec. 3901.251.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN TAX CODE
  PROVISIONS. (a)  Chapter 321, Tax Code, governs the imposition,
  computation, administration, enforcement, and collection of the
  sales and use tax authorized by this subchapter except to the extent
  Chapter 321, Tax Code, is inconsistent with this chapter.
         (b)  A reference in Chapter 321, Tax Code, to a municipality
  or the governing body of a municipality is a reference to the
  district or the board, respectively.
         Sec. 3901.252.  ELECTION; ADOPTION OF TAX. (a) The district
  may adopt a sales and use tax if authorized by a majority of the
  voters of the district voting at an election held for that purpose.
         (b)  The board by order may call an election to authorize the
  adoption of the sales and use tax. The election may be held on any
  uniform election date and in conjunction with any other district
  election.
         (c)  The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or
  against the proposition: "Authorization of a sales and use tax in
  the Bridgeland Management District at a rate not to exceed ____
  percent" (insert rate of one or more increments of one-eighth of one
  percent).
         Sec. 3901.253.  SALES AND USE TAX RATE. (a) On or after the
  date the results are declared of an election held under Section
  3901.252, at which the voters approved imposition of the tax
  authorized by this subchapter, the board shall determine and adopt
  by resolution or order the initial rate of the tax, which must be in
  one or more increments of one-eighth of one percent.
         (b)  After the election held under Section 3901.252, the
  board may increase or decrease the rate of the tax by one or more
  increments of one-eighth of one percent.
         (c)  The initial rate of the tax or any rate resulting from
  subsequent increases or decreases may not exceed the lesser of:
               (1)  the maximum rate authorized by the district voters
  at the election held under Section 3901.252; or
               (2)  a rate that, when added to the rates of all sales
  and use taxes imposed by other political subdivisions with
  territory in the district, would result in the maximum combined
  rate prescribed by Section 321.101(f), Tax Code, at any location in
  the district.
         Sec. 3901.254.  TAX AFTER ANNEXATION. (a)  This section
  applies to the district after a municipality annexes part of the
  territory in the district and imposes the municipality's sales and
  use tax in the annexed territory.
         (b)  If at the time of annexation the district has
  outstanding debt or other obligations payable wholly or partly from
  district sales and use tax revenue, Section 321.102(g), Tax Code,
  applies to the district.
         (c)  If at the time of annexation the district does not have
  outstanding debt or other obligations payable wholly or partly from
  district sales and use tax revenue, the district may:
               (1)  exclude the annexed territory from the district,
  if the district has no outstanding debt or other obligations
  payable from any source; or
               (2)  reduce the sales and use tax in the annexed
  territory by resolution or order of the board to a rate that, when
  added to the sales and use tax rate imposed by the municipality in
  the annexed territory, is equal to the sales and use tax rate
  imposed by the district in the district territory that was not
  annexed by the municipality.
         Sec. 3901.255.  NOTIFICATION OF RATE CHANGE.  The board
  shall notify the comptroller of any changes made to the tax rate
  under this subchapter in the same manner the municipal secretary
  provides notice to the comptroller under Section 321.405(b), Tax
  Code.
         Sec. 3901.256.  USE OF REVENUE. Revenue from the sales and
  use tax imposed under this subchapter is for the use and benefit of
  the district and may be used for any district purpose. The district
  may pledge all or part of the revenue to the payment of bonds,
  notes, or other obligations, and that pledge of revenue may be in
  combination with other revenue, including tax revenue, available to
  the district.
         Sec. 3901.257.  ABOLITION OF TAX. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), the board may abolish the tax imposed under this
  subchapter without an election.
         (b)  The board may not abolish the tax imposed under this
  subchapter if the district has outstanding debt secured by the tax,
  and repayment of the debt would be impaired by the abolition of the
  tax.
         (c)  If the board abolishes the tax, the board shall notify
  the comptroller of that action in the same manner the municipal
  secretary provides notice to the comptroller under Section
  321.405(b), Tax Code.
         (d)  If the board abolishes the tax or decreases the tax rate
  to zero, a new election to authorize a sales and use tax must be held
  under Section 3901.252 before the district may subsequently impose
  the tax.
         (e)  This section does not apply to a decrease in the sales
  and use tax authorized under Section 3901.254(c)(2).
  [Sections 3901.258-3901.300 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER F. HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX
         Sec. 3901.301.  DEFINITION. In this subchapter, "hotel" has
  the meaning assigned by Section 156.001, Tax Code.
         Sec. 3901.302.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN TAX CODE
  PROVISIONS.  (a)  In this subchapter:
               (1)  a reference in Subchapter A, Chapter 352, Tax
  Code, to a county is a reference to the district; and
               (2)  a reference in Subchapter A, Chapter 352, Tax
  Code, to the commissioners court is a reference to the board.
         (b)  Except as inconsistent with this subchapter, Subchapter
  A, Chapter 352, Tax Code, governs a hotel occupancy tax authorized
  by this subchapter, including the collection of the tax, subject to
  the limitations prescribed by Sections 352.002(b) and (c), Tax
  Code.
         Sec. 3901.303.  TAX AUTHORIZED; USE OF REVENUE.  The
  district may impose a hotel occupancy tax for any purpose described
  by Section 351.101 or 352.101, Tax Code.
         Sec. 3901.304.  TAX RATE.  (a)  The amount of the hotel
  occupancy tax may not exceed the lesser of:
               (1)  the maximum rate prescribed by Section 352.003(a),
  Tax Code; or
               (2)  a rate that, when added to the rates of all hotel
  occupancy taxes imposed by other political subdivisions with
  territory in the district and by this state, does not exceed the sum
  of the rate prescribed by Section 351.0025(b) plus two percent.
         (b)  The district tax is in addition to a tax imposed by the
  city under Chapter 351, Tax Code, or by the county under Chapter
  352, Tax Code.
         Sec. 3901.305.  INFORMATION.  The district may examine and
  receive information related to the imposition of hotel occupancy
  taxes to the same extent as if the district were a county.
         Sec. 3901.306.  USE OF REVENUE. The district may use revenue
  from the hotel occupancy tax for a district purpose.  The district
  may pledge any part of the revenue to the payment of bonds, notes,
  or other obligations and combine the pledged revenue with revenue
  from other sources.
         Sec. 3901.307. ABOLITION OF TAX. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), the board may abolish the tax imposed under this
  subchapter.
         (b)  The board may not abolish the tax imposed under this
  subchapter if the district has outstanding debt secured by the tax,
  and repayment of the debt would be impaired by the abolition of the
  tax.
  [Sections 3901.308-3901.350 reserved for expansion]
  SUBCHAPTER G. DISSOLUTION
         Sec. 3901.351.  DISSOLUTION OF DISTRICT WITH OUTSTANDING
  DEBT. (a)  The board may dissolve the district regardless of
  whether the district has debt.  Section 375.264, Local Government
  Code, does not apply to the district.
         (b)  If the district has debt when it is dissolved, the
  district shall remain in existence solely for the purpose of
  discharging its debts. The dissolution is effective when all debts
  have been discharged.
         SECTION 2.  The Bridgeland Management District initially
  includes all the territory contained in the following area:
         TRACT "1"
         Being part of the following tracts: a called 318.95 acres
  described as Parcel A, Tract 8, a called 308.84 acres described as
  Parcel A, Tract 7, a called 696.66 acres described as Parcel A,
  Tract 5, a called 1,004.14 acres described as Parcel A, Tract 6, all
  recorded under Harris County Clerk's File Number (H.C.C.F. No.)
  W677033, also being a part of a called 85.23 acre tract described
  and recorded under H.C.C.F. No. X298640 and a part of a called
  160.09 acre tract described and recorded under H.C.C.F. No.
  X376291:
         BEGINNING at a 5/8-inch iron rod with cap stamped "Terra
  Surveying" found for the southwest corner of said called 318.95
  acre tract described as Parcel A, Tract 8, having coordinates of X:
  2,994,159.20, Y: 13,902,936.87;
         THENCE, N 02°11'42" W, a distance of 1,399.87 feet to a 4-inch
  by 4-inch concrete monument found for the southeast corner of said
  308.84 acre tract described as Parcel A, Tract 7;
         THENCE, S 87°56'50" W, a distance of 333.91 feet along the
  south line of said 308.84 acre tract to a point in the proposed
  eastern right-of-way line of Grand Parkway (400-foot R.O.W.) as
  described and recorded under H.C.C.F. No. W538164 and being the
  southwest corner of the herein described tract;
         THENCE, along the said eastern right-of-way line and over and
  across the following tracts of land, said 308.84 acres, said 696.66
  acres and said 1004.14 acres the following four (4) courses:
               In a northwesterly direction, 1,310.92 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 5,930.00 feet, a
  central angle of 12°39'58" and whose chord bears N 25°29'27" W,
  1,308.26 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 31°49'26" W, a distance of 1,363.00 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northwesterly direction, 1,931.70 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 3,620.00 feet, a
  central angle of 30°34'27" and whose chord bears N 16°32'12" W,
  1,908.87 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 01°14'59" W, a distance of 1,534.92 feet to the
  northwest corner of the herein described tract;
         THENCE, leaving said eastern right-of-way line and going over
  and across the following tracts of land, said 1,004.14 acres, said
  160.174 acres, said 85.23 acres and said 318.95 acre tract the
  following twenty two (22) courses:
               In a northeasterly direction, 39.15 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the right having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 89°43'37" and whose chord bears N 43°36'48" E, 35.27 feet to
  the point of reverse curvature;
               In a northeasterly direction, 2,387.74 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 66°24'41" and whose chord bears N 55°16'16" E,
  2,256.30 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 22°03'56" E, a distance of 155.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 409.59 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 12°05'48" and whose chord bears N 28°06'50" E,
  408.83 feet to the point of reverse curvature;
               In a southeasterly direction, 40.25 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 92°14'40" and whose chord bears S 11°57'36" E, 36.04 feet to the
  point of tangency of said curve;
               S 58°04'56" E, a distance of 191.06 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 1,282.80 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 35°51'11" and whose chord bears S 40°09'20" E,
  1,261.97 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 22°13'45" E, a distance of 250.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 1,080.44 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 31°44'45" and whose chord bears S 38°06'08" E,
  1,066.67 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 53°58'30" E, a distance of 86.71 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 39.27 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 90°00'00" and whose chord bears N 81°01'30" E, 35.36 feet to
  the end of said curve;
               S 53°58'30" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the northeast
  corner of the herein described tract;
               S 36°01'30" W, a distance of 176.16 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 2,826.69 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 83°03'18" and whose chord bears S 05°30'09" E,
  2,585.62 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 47°01'48" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 923.10 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 25°48'00" and whose chord bears S 34°07'48" E,
  915.33 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 21°13'48" E, a distance of 468.24 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 627.89 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 17°32'56" and whose chord bears S 12°27'20" E,
  625.43 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 03°40'52" E, a distance of 140.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 816.46 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 23°59'23" and whose chord bears S 15°40'34" E,
  810.51 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 27°40'15" E, a distance of 140.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 916.01 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 25°36'06" and whose chord bears S 14°52'12" E,
  908.41 feet to the southeast corner of the herein described tract
  and being in the south line of said 318.95 acre tract;
         THENCE, along the south line of said 318.95 acre tract the
  following two (2) courses:
               S 87°55'51" W, a distance of 1,848.39 feet to an angle
  point;
               S 88°02'12" W, a distance of 1,521.38 feet to the POINT
  OF BEGINNING and containing 636.01 acres of land.
         TRACT "2"
         Being part of the following tracts: a called 1,004.14 acres
  described as Parcel A, Tract 6, a called 327.05 acres described as
  Parcel A, Tract 9, a called 102.09 acres described as Parcel A,
  Tract 10B and a called 2,065.8 acres described as Parcel B, Tract 1,
  all recorded under Harris County Clerk's File Number (H.C.C.F. No.)
  W677033:
         BEGINNING at the northwest corner of the previously described
  Tract "1" being in the proposed eastern right-of-way line of Grand
  Parkway (400-foot R.O.W.) as described and recorded under H.C.C.F.
  No. W538164 and being the most westerly southwest corner of the
  herein described tract;
         THENCE, N 01°14'59" W, a distance of 170.00 feet along said
  eastern right-of-way line to the most westerly northwest corner of
  the herein described tract;
         THENCE, leaving said eastern right-of-way line and going over
  and across the following tracts of land, said 1,004.14 acres, said
  327.05 acres, said 102.09 acres and said 2,065.8 acre tract the
  following twenty six (26) courses:
               In a southeasterly direction, 39.40 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 90°17'51" and whose chord bears S 46°23'55" E, 35.45 feet to the
  point of compound curvature;
               In a northeasterly direction, 2,247.83 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 66°23'14" and whose chord bears N 55°15'33" E,
  2,124.18 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 22°03'56" E, a distance of 155.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 2,270.11 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 63°08'23" and whose chord bears N 53°38'08" E,
  2,156.98 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 85°12'19" E, a distance of 2,421.42 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 731.64 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 21°36'30" and whose chord bears N 74°24'04" E,
  727.32 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 63°35'49" E, a distance of 155.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 1,768.22 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 49°10'49" and whose chord bears N 88°11'14" E,
  1,714.43 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 67°13'22" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 1,607.41 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 47°28'23" and whose chord bears N 89°02'26" E,
  1,561.82 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 65°18'15" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 2,039.03 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 56°42'45" and whose chord bears S 86°20'22" E,
  1,956.80 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 57°59'00" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 581.39 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 17°10'15" and whose chord bears S 66°34'08" E,
  579.22 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 75°09'15" E, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 658.40 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 18°18'45" and whose chord bears S 65°59'52" E,
  655.60 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 56°50'30" E, a distance of 418.46 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 857.24 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 25°19'03" and whose chord bears S 69°30'02" E,
  850.28 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 82°09'33" E, a distance of 323.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 2,544.61 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 1,350.00 feet, a
  central angle of 107°59'48" and whose chord bears S 28°09'39" E,
  2,184.30 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 25°50'15" W, a distance of 282.60 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 431.30 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 12°44'17" and whose chord bears S 19°28'06" W,
  430.42 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 13°05'58" W, a distance of 742.12 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 1,728.35 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 51°02'42" and whose chord bears S 12°25'23" E,
  1,671.76 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 37°56'44" E, a distance of 556.48 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 39.27 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 90°00'00" and whose chord bears S 82°56'44" E, 35.36 feet to
  the end of said curve being in the line common to said 2,065.8 acre
  tract and a called 1,805.5 acre tract described and recorded under
  H.C.C.F. No. R814591 and being the most easterly northeast corner
  of the herein described tract;
         THENCE, S 52°03'16" W, a distance of 170.00 feet along the
  proposed northern right-of-way line for Fry Road to the most
  easterly southeast corner of the herein described tract;
         THENCE, leaving said northern right-of-way line and going
  over and across the following tracts of land, said 2,065.8 acres,
  said 102.09 acres, said 327.05 acres and said 1,004.14 acre tract
  the following twenty six (26) courses:
               In a northeasterly direction, 39.27 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 90°00'00" and whose chord bears N 07°03'16" E, 35.36 feet to the
  point of tangency of said curve;
               N 37°56'44" W, a distance of 556.48 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northwesterly direction, 1,835.26 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 51°02'42" and whose chord bears N 12°25'23" W,
  1,775.17 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 13°05'58" E, a distance of 742.12 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 457.98 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 12°44'17" and whose chord bears N 19°28'06" E,
  457.04 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 25°50'15" E, a distance of 282.60 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northwesterly direction, 2,318.42 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,230.00 feet, a
  central angle of 107°59'48" and whose chord bears N 28°09'39" W,
  1,990.14 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 82°09'33" W, a distance of 323.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northwesterly direction, 910.26 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 25°19'03" and whose chord bears N 69°30'02" W,
  902.87 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 56°50'30" W, a distance of 418.46 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northwesterly direction, 620.05 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 18°18'45" and whose chord bears N 65°59'52" W,
  617.41 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 75°09'15" W, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northwesterly direction, 617.36 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 17°10'15" and whose chord bears N 66°34'08" W,
  615.05 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 57°59'00" W, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northwesterly direction, 1,920.25 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 56°42'45" and whose chord bears N 86°20'22" W,
  1,842.82 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 65°18'15" W, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southwesterly direction, 1,706.84 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 47°28'23" and whose chord bears S 89°02'26" W,
  1,658.43 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 67°13'22" W, a distance of 100.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 1,665.21 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 49°10'49" and whose chord bears S 88°11'14" W,
  1,614.56 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 63°35'49" W, a distance of 155.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southwesterly direction, 776.90 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 21°36'30" and whose chord bears S 74°24'04" W,
  772.31 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 85°12'19" W, a distance of 2,421.42 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 2,137.87 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 63°08'23" and whose chord bears S 53°38'08" W,
  2,031.33 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 22°03'56" W, a distance of 155.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southwesterly direction, 2,387.74 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 66°24'41" and whose chord bears S 55°16'16" W,
  2,256.30 feet to the point of reverse curvature;
               In a southwesterly direction, 39.15 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 89°43'37" and whose chord bears S 43°36'48" W, 35.27 feet to the
  POINT OF BEGINNING and containing 63.14 acres of land.
  TRACT "3"
         COMMENCING at a 1/2-inch iron pipe with cap stamped "BROWN &
  GAY" found for the most westerly northwest corner of that called
  24.50 acre tract described as "Fry Road South of Cypress Creek" as
  shown on the plat recorded under Film Code No. 508125 of the Harris
  County Map Record (H.C.M.R.) and the most easterly southeast corner
  of said 2,065.8 acre tract being in the north right-of-way line of
  Fry Road (140-foot R.O.W.) as described and recorded under H.C.C.F.
  No. X431479;
         THENCE, N 02°23'47" W, a distance of 1,720.85 feet along the
  east line of said 2,065.8 acre tract to a point;
         THENCE, S 87°36'13" W, a distance of 886.04 feet over and
  across said 2,065.8 acre tract to the southeast corner of the herein
  described tract and being the POINT OF BEGINNING;
         THENCE, going over and across the following tracts of land,
  said 2,065.8 acres and said 318.95 acre tract the following eleven
  (11) courses:
               In a northwesterly direction, 41.21 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 94°27'07" and whose chord bears N 44°49'14" W, 36.70 feet to the
  point of tangency of said curve;
               S 87°57'12" W, a distance of 1,435.28 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 334.40 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 09°52'34" and whose chord bears S 83°00'55" W,
  333.99 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 78°04'38" W, a distance of 330.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 776.45 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 22°55'54" and whose chord bears S 66°36'41" W,
  771.28 feet to the end of said curve;
               S 74°04'01" W, a distance of 306.73 feet to the most
  western point of the herein described tract;
               In a northeasterly direction, 1,115.61 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 31°01'44" and whose chord bears N 62°33'46" E,
  1,102.03 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 78°04'38" E, a distance of 330.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 355.08 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 09°52'34" and whose chord bears N 83°00'55" E,
  354.64 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 87°57'12" E, a distance of 1,455.57 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 35.27 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 80°50'31" and whose chord bears N 47°31'56" E, 32.42 feet to
  the end of said curve;
         THENCE, In a southwesterly direction, 169.20 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 04°42'22" and whose chord bears S 04°45'30" W,
  169.15 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING and containing 8.54 acres of
  land.
  TRACT "4"
         COMMENCING at a 3/8-inch iron rod found for the southeast
  corner of said 318.95 acre tract and the most westerly southwest
  corner of said 2,065.8 acre tract and being in the north line of a
  called 1,119.71 acre tract described and recorded under H.C.C.F.
  No. W815977;
         THENCE, N 02°29'16" W, a distance of 2,724.18 feet along the
  line common to said 2,065.8 acre tract and said 318.95 acre tract to
  the POINT OF BEGINNING;
         THENCE, going over and across the following tracts of land,
  said 2,065.8 acres and said 318.95 acre tract the following twenty
  (20) courses:
               In a northwesterly direction, 354.36 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 10°27'56" and whose chord bears N 86°45'32" W,
  353.86 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 88°00'30" W, a distance of 838.74 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 651.40 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 19°14'18" and whose chord bears S 78°23'21" W,
  648.34 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 68°46'12" W, a distance of 148.65 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 39.27 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 90°00'00" and whose chord bears S 23°46'12" W, 35.36 feet to
  the end of said curve and being in an eastern line of the previously
  described Tract "1" and being the most westerly southwest corner of
  the herein described tract;
               N 21°13'48" W, a distance of 170.00 feet along the east
  line of said Tract "1" to the most westerly northwest corner of the
  herein described tract;
               In a southeasterly direction, 39.27 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 90°00'00" and whose chord bears S 66°13'48" E, 35.36 feet to the
  point of tangency of said curve;
               N 68°46'12" E, a distance of 148.65 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 691.69 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 19°14'18" and whose chord bears N 78°23'21" E,
  688.45 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 88°00'30" E, a distance of 838.74 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 376.28 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 10°27'56" and whose chord bears S 86°45'32" E,
  375.75 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 81°31'34" E, a distance of 110.13 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southeasterly direction, 286.94 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 08°28'28" and whose chord bears S 85°45'48" E,
  286.68 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 89°59'58" E, a distance of 2,646.00 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 1,174.66 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 34°41'33" and whose chord bears N 72°39'12" E,
  1,156.80 feet to the northeast corner of the herein described
  tract;
               S 05°46'21" W, a distance of 154.52 feet to the southeast
  corner of the herein described tract;
               In a southwesterly direction, 1,147.00 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 31°54'08" and whose chord bears S 74°02'54" W,
  1,132.24 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 89°59'58" W, a distance of 2,646.00 feet to the point
  of curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northwesterly direction, 304.69 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 08°28'28" and whose chord bears N 85°45'48" W,
  304.41 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 81°31'34" W, a distance of 110.13 feet to the POINT OF
  BEGINNING and containing 17.25 acres of land.
  TRACT "5"
         COMMENCING at a 3/8-inch iron rod found for the southeast
  corner of said 318.95 acre tract and the most westerly southwest
  corner of said 2,065.8 acre tract and being in the north line of a
  called 1,119.71 acre tract described and recorded under H.C.C.F.
  No. W815977;
         THENCE, N 88°00'29" E, a distance of 1,965.26 feet along the
  line common to said 2,065.8 acre tract and said 1,119.71 acre tract
  to the southwest corner of the herein described tract and being the
  POINT OF BEGINNING;
         THENCE, going over and across said 2,065.8 acre tract the
  following seven (7) courses:
               N 01°59'31" W, a distance of 371.46 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northwesterly direction, 48.73 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 01°25'55" and whose chord bears N 02°42'28" W, 48.73
  feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 03°25'26" W, a distance of 346.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 845.88 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2,050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 23°38'30" and whose chord bears N 08°23'49" E,
  839.89 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 20°13'04" E, a distance of 405.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 628.82 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1,950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 18°28'34" and whose chord bears N 10°58'47" E,
  626.09 feet to the point of compound curvature;
               In a northwesterly direction, 40.03 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 91°44'32" and whose chord bears N 44°07'46" W, 35.89 feet to the
  end of said curve, being in the southern line of the previously
  described Tract "3" and being the northwest corner of the herein
  described tract;
         THENCE, N 89°59'58" E, a distance of 150.06 feet along said
  southern line to the northeast corner of the herein described
  tract;
         THENCE, leaving said southern line and going over and across
  said 2,065.8 acre tract the following seven (7) courses:
               In a southwesterly direction, 38.56 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the left having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central angle
  of 88°23'02" and whose chord bears S 45°48'27" W, 34.85 feet to the
  point of reverse curvature;
               In a southwesterly direction, 665.57 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the right having a radius of 2050.00 feet, a central
  angle of 18°36'08" and whose chord bears S 10°55'00" W, 662.65 feet
  to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 20°13'04" W, a distance of 405.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 804.62 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1950.00 feet, a central
  angle of 23°38'30" and whose chord bears S 08°23'49" W, 798.92 feet
  to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 03°25'26" E, a distance of 346.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southeasterly direction, 51.23 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 01°25'55" and whose chord bears S 02°42'28" E, 51.23
  feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 01°59'31" E, a distance of 371.46 feet to the southeast
  corner of the herein described tract;
         THENCE, S 88°00'29" W, a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT
  OF BEGINNING and containing 6.14 acres of land.
  TRACT "6"
         BEGINNING at the northeast corner of the previously described
  Tract "1" and being the most southern corner of the herein described
  tract;
         THENCE, going over and across said 1,004.14 acre tract
  described as Parcel A, Tract 6 the following seven (7) courses:
               N 53°58'30" W, a distance of 100.00 feet along a northern
  line of said Tract "1" to the southwest corner of the herein
  described tract;
               N 36°01'30" E, a distance of 23.84 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a northeasterly direction, 693.30 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the right having a radius of 2050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 19°22'38" and whose chord bears N 45°42'49" E,
  690.00 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               N 55°24'08" E, a distance of 200.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a northeasterly direction, 1,578.87 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the left having a radius of 1950.00 feet, a
  central angle of 46°23'27" and whose chord bears N 32°12'24" E,
  1,536.09 feet to the most northern point of the herein described
  tract;
               S 13°51'54" E, a distance of 55.87 feet to an angle
  point;
               S 02°02'20" E, a distance of 275.64 feet to the most
  northerly northeast corner of the herein described tract;
               In a southwesterly direction, 1,336.49 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 2050.00 feet, a
  central angle of 37°21'13" and whose chord bears S 36°43'31" W,
  1,312.94 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 55°24'08" W, a distance of 200.00 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the left;
               In a southwesterly direction, 659.48 feet along the arc
  of said curve to the left having a radius of 1950.00 feet, a central
  angle of 19°22'38" and whose chord bears S 45°42'49" W, 656.34 feet
  to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 36°01'30" W, a distance of 23.84 feet to the POINT OF
  BEGINNING and containing 5.42 acres of land.
  TRACT "7"
         Being part of a called 696.66 acre tract described as Parcel
  A, Tract 5, and a called 1,004.14 acre tract described as Parcel A,
  Tract 6, both recorded under Harris County Clerk's File Number
  (H.C.C.F. No.) W677033;
         BEGINNING at the northeast corner of said 696.66 acre tract
  and the southeast corner of a called 1,234.29 acre tract described
  and recorded under H.C.C.F. No. X629628 and being in the west line
  of said 1,004.14 acre tract also being the centerline of Cypress
  Creek;
         THENCE, S 01°14'59" E, a distance of 620.08 feet along the
  line common to said 696.66 acre tract and said 1,004.14 acre tract
  to the northwest corner of the herein described tract and being the
  POINT OF BEGINNING;
         THENCE, leaving said common line and over and across said
  1,004.14 acre tract and said 696.66 acre tract the following twelve
  (12 courses:
               S 73°33'10" E, a distance of 313.90 feet to an angle
  point;
               EAST, a distance of 318.91 feet to an angle point;
               N 83°24'02" E, a distance of 448.51 feet to an angle
  point;
               N 81°33'06" E, a distance of 350.85 feet to an angle
  point;
               N 89°24'35" E, a distance of 454.94 feet to an angle
  point;
               EAST, a distance of 398.64 feet to an angle point;
               N 88°36'14" E, a distance of 384.68 feet to an angle
  point;
               N 85°48'49" E, a distance of 82.94 feet to the northeast
  corner of the herein described tract;
               In a southwesterly direction, 1,276.64 feet along the
  arc of a curve to the left having a radius of 2,060.00 feet, a
  central angle of 35°30'28" and whose chord bears S 39°49'10" W,
  1,256.31 feet to the point of tangency of said curve;
               S 22°03'56" W, a distance of 155.49 feet to the point of
  curvature of a curve to the right;
               In a southwesterly direction, 2,247.77 feet along the
  arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 1,940.00 feet, a
  central angle of 66°23'08" and whose chord bears S 55°15'30" W,
  2,124.14 feet to the point of compound curvature;
               In a northwesterly direction, 39.45 feet along the arc
  of a curve to the right having a radius of 25.00 feet, a central
  angle of 90°25'13" and whose chord bears N 46°27'46" W, 35.48 feet to
  the southwest corner of the herein described tract and being in the
  proposed eastern right-of-way line of Grand Parkway (Width Varies);
         THENCE, along the said eastern right-of-way line and over and
  across said 696.66 acres the following three (3) courses:
               N 01°14'43" W, a distance of 683.29 feet to an angle
  point;
               N 06°32'00" W, a distance of 542.98 feet to an angle
  point;
               N 01°14'59" W, a distance of 1,038.41 feet to the POINT
  OF BEGINNING and containing 88.56 acres of land.
         SECTION 3.  (a) The legal notice of the intention to
  introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this
  Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a
  copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies,
  officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 313,
  Government Code.
         (b)  The governor, one of the required recipients, has
  submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality.
         (c)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has filed
  its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor,
  lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives
  within the required time.
         (d)  The general law relating to consent by political
  subdivisions to the creation of districts with conservation,
  reclamation, and road powers and the inclusion of land in those
  districts has been complied with.
         (e)  All requirements of the constitution and laws of this
  state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect
  to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act have been
  fulfilled and accomplished.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
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