ARTICLES of Incorporation
Is the legal document that defines a corporation with the Texas Secretary of State.
It gives definitions of terms used, and a general outline with: The corporation's name and address, director's names,
the name and address of the corporation's registered agent, the corporation's purposes, whether the corporation is
nonprofit or for-profit, and Basic corporate rules that may also be given in the Bylaws.
Are the written rules adopted to regulate or manage the conduct of a corporation.
They give definitions of terms used, and a general outline as in the Articles of Incorporation and:
rights, duties, and powers of the association, members, committees, boards, and officers.
They give rules for routine operational conduct, meetings, elections, voting, record keeping, compensation, and finance.
The last page of the Bylaws says that in case of any conflict with the Articles of Incorporation or the Declaration of the
Association and these Bylaws, the Articles and Declaration shall control.
In case of conflict between the Articles of Incorporation and the Declaration of the Association...
the Declaration shall control, because the Declaration is a document running with the land.
Declaration of COVENANTS and Restrictions (or Restrictive COVENANTS)
Each of the 46 subdivisions in White Bluff has its own declaration of COVENANTS and restrictions,
(or restrictive COVENANTS).
It gives rules for member conduct, building construction, lot use, and maintenance.
The developer recorded each subdivision's COVENANTS and restrictions, with the Clerk of Hill County, Texas.
The White Bluff POA then brought the land of each subdivision , into the authority of the POA
and adopted the COVENANTS and restrictions for that subdivision.
The DECLARATION (above) allows the Board of Directors to amend the COVENANTS and Restrictions.
This three page "DECLARATION of the Association" gives the developer's outline and rules for White Bluff.
The developer recorded the DECLARATION with the Clerk of Hill County, Texas.
The DECLARATION is the top document, running with the land,
and takes precedence over the other White Bluff documents below.