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City of Austin v. Crooks
May 11, 1961
162 Tex. 189
Texas Supreme Court
Published Opinion

City of Austin v. Crooks

Supreme Court of Texas.

CITY OF AUSTIN, Petitioner,


Clyde Weber CROOKS, Respondent.

No. A-8308.


May 10, 1961.

Attorneys & Firms

*189 **115 Doren R. Eskew, City Atty., C. J. Taylor, Jr., and Thomas R. Hunter, Asst. City Attys., Austin, for petitioner.

Taylor & Tyler, Austin, for respondent.



This is a Workmen’s Compensation suit brought against the City of Austin (self-insured) wherein the respondent, Crooks, was found to be totally and permanently disabled and awarded judgment for the sum of $35 per week for 401 weeks. The Court of Civil Appeals has affirmed. 343 S.W.2d 272.

This decision is directly in conflict with the holding in *190 Western Casualty & Surety Co. v. Young et al., Tex.Civ.App., 339 S.W.2d 277, with respect to the amount of weekly compensation awarded since the Beaumont court held that the maximum benefit payable under the Workmen’s Compensation Statute, Vernon’s Ann.Civ.St. art. 8306 et seq., as it relates to cities and city employees is $25.00 per week. We refused the application for writ of error in that case. In all other respects we agree with the result reached in this case.

We therefore reverse the judgment of the Court of Civil Appeals. Thompson v. Gibbs, 150 Tex. 315, 240 S.W.2d 287. The case is remanded to the trial court for the entry of a judgment consistent with this opinion.

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