“Where statutory or constitutional provisions create an entitlement to payment, suits seeking to require state officer to comply with the law are not barred by immunity merely because they compel the state to make those payments. Tamayo claims that Chapter 614 created a statutory requirement that Tamayo continue his employment until Sheriff Lucio complied with the procedures to terminate him.”
Tamayo v. Lucio, 2013 WL 3770914 at *5-6 (Tex. App—Corpus Christi, July 18, 2013, no pet.) (Valdez, Benavides, and Perkes, JJ.).