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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 11. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/60.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 11. City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/60

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Title Charter for the City of Houston
Publisher Texas World Publishing Company
Date 1897
Description A bill entitled An act to provide a charter for the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Donor Fuermann, George
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 12
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/2673
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
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 No Copyright - United States
File Name index.cpd
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Title Page 11
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Transcript documents involving the interests of the city when requested so to do by the Mayor or City Council, and shall be the legal adviser of all the officers of the city upon legal questions touching their official duties, and he shall perform such other legal duties as the Council may prescribe, and the City Attorney shall receive a fee of two dollars in every case for violation of city ordinances where there has been a conviction before the Recorder in the same and defendant has paid his fine and costs, said fee to be paid out of the costs so collected, and also the salary allowed him by the City of Houston. Sec. 10. That the Recorder of said city shall exercise such jurisdiction as may be prescribed by the City Council, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State, and Mich as may be conferred by the general laws on Mayors and Recorders; but when any person has been Tried before a justice of the peace for an\ offense committed in said city against a general law, such person shall not be tried again for the same offense before said Recorder. The rule of procedure in courts of justices of the peace in criminal matters shall govern the recorder s court in all matters in practice, and appeals may be taken from his decisions in a like manner. In the absence of the Recorder, or in case of his inability to hold his court, the Mayor of said city shall hold the same, and the acts and judgments of such Mayor shall have the same force and effect as those of the Recorder. The Recorder shall have full power, authority and jurisdiction in all easels arising under the ordinances of said corporation, and over any breaches and violations thereof, and of any and all persons thus offending, and to try and determine all suits and actions and complaints charging a violation of any ordinance of said city; and may grant new trials on motion in writing showing sufficient cause and duly sworn to. The Recorder may require of any person arrested under the provisions of this act a bond for his or her good behavior, and to keep the peace, with two good and sufficient sureties, which bond shall be payable to the City of Houston, lie shall have full power and authority to issue subpoenas for witnesses and to compel their attendance by process of attachment. He may punish all contempts by fine