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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 37. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/86.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 37. 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/86

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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 37
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Transcript In suits for taxes the proper persons shall be made parties defendant in such suit, and shall be served with process and other proceedings had therein as provided by law for suits of like character in the district courts of this State; and in case of foreclosure an order of sale shall issue and the land be sold thereunder as in other cases of foreclosure, which order of sale shall have all the force and effect of a writ of possession between the parties to the suit and any person claiming under the defendant by any right acquired after the filing of the suit, and the sheriff or other officer executing such order of sale shall proceed by virtue of the same to place the purchaser of the property sold under said order of sale in possession thereof within thirty days after the date of sale, and such order of sale may direct Hint the sheriff, or other officer executing such order of sale, shall sell the property, either each piece separately, as under execution, or in gross as the city through its attorney may direct; and if the defendant or his attorney shall at any line before the sale file with the sheriff, or other officer in whose hands any such order of sale shall be placed, a written request that the property described therein shall be divided and sold in less tracts than the whole, together with a description of said sub-divisions, then such officer shall sell the land in said sub-divisions as the defendant may request, and in such case shall only sell as many subdivisions, as near as may be. as will satisfy judgment, interests, court costs, and other costs hereinafter specified, In all cases in which lands have been s.dd, or may be sold for default in the payment of taxes, it shall be lawful for the sheriff selling I lie same, or any of his successors in office, to make a deed or deeds to the purchaser, or to any other person to whom the purchaser may direct the deed to be made, and any such deed shall be held in any court of law or equity in this State to vest a good and perfect title in the purchaser thereof. The City Attorney shall represent the city in all suits against delinquent taxpayers. In tiny and all suits by the City of Houston for the collection of taxes due it, the City Attorney shall be entitled to a fee of ten per cent, of the amount of the tax, which fen per cent, shall be taxed as costs against the prop-