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An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston
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An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston - Page 1. February 22, 1895. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 28, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/1109/show/1085.

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Title An act to incorporate the City of Houston and grant a new charter to the said City of Houston
Date February 22, 1895
Description A report received by John Browne, Mayor of Houston as proposed amendments to city charters.
Donor George Fuermann
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Browne, John T.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 11
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=356
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970-001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript AN AOT TO Incorporate the City of Houston And Grant a New Charter to the said City of Houston. r Texas: That all y and withcn : the compa?.-', i (Houston shall tie bounds and limits ot i shall be tlhree miles ;ardir: square in the City ot s the c Sec. 3. Thai :he city council may divid the city into a convenient number t twelve', ami lish the bour daries thereof, and may change the stmi from time to time, as ma be deemed expedient. Sec. 4. Tha' eac'h ward in the city ma he divided Enio as many sections and £ many polliinj.' places as may be prescribe ■ - —i the city may f— * : > and proper; laM hold office all voters shall have resided In such ward at least, thirty days next preceding any election. And no person shall be competent to fill the office of alderman unlaw «.t th« date of his election he be ■r of the city and of said reeholder owning- real property in said city and ward, and shall have resided in said ward two years next prior thereto. Should any alderman remove from his ward during the term for which he was elected, "-J- office shall thereupon b and the < ' eh vaca i of t Sec. 6. Ail (Qualified electors of the State who shall Slave resided for six months immediately preceding the election within the limits '*f said city, shall have the right to vdie for mayor and all other Iters of said city; but in all elections to'determine the expenditure of money or the assumption of debt, only those shall be qualified to vote who pay taxes on property in said city; and no person shall be allowed to vote in a city election until he shall first show that paid his poll tax to the City of Houston due by exhibiting his receipt tl Sec. 7. That the ma by the qualified votet shall hold b the time of said e ) the Judge of the e . ill i is elected and qualified. No person s unless he is a qualified elec^i »> mc «»,, He shall be a conservator of the peace throughout the cilty. He shall have power, by and with the consent of the city council, to appoint any number of policemen on any special ocaanien that he may deem