City of Amarillo v. Hancock

In City of Amarillo v. Hancock, 150 Tex. 231, 239 S.W.2d 788 (Tex. 1951), the court considered a statute that concerned suspensions and dismissals of fire-department personnel in one provision and demotions in another. The section of the statute concerning suspensions and dismissals clearly authorized judicial review for either a suspension or dismissal and provided time limits for pursing an appeal, but the section concerning demotions did not speak to whether there was a right to appeal. Accordingly, the court held that there was no right to judicial review of a demotion. Id. at 792.