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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 41. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/90.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 41. 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/90

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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 41
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Transcript have judgment for its taxes and to enforce and foreclose its lien for said taxes, and in cases where the city has first instituted suit for taxes that the State may have the same right to That the following property shall be exempt from taxation, to-wit: Ail lands used exclusively for graveyards, or grounds for burying the dead, except such as are held by any person, company or corporation with a view to profit or for the purpose of speculation in the sale thereof; all buildings belonging to institutions of purely public charity, together with the lands belonging to and occupied by such institutions not leased or otherwise used with a view to profit, and all moneys and credits appropriated solely to sustaining such institutions, together with such other property as is exempt from taxation by the laws of the State of Texas. That the City Council, by a vote taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the journal, shall have power to assess, license, and fax hawkers, peddlers, auctioneers, theatrical and other exhibitions shows, and amusements, billiard tables, nine and ten pin alleys, alleys with any number of pins, public drays, wagons, omnibuses and carriages, grog shops, tippling houses and dram shops, beer saloons (whether for the sale of domestic beer or otherwise), and such other trades or occupations not especially mentioned herein as may be taxed by the laws of the State; but no assessment or license tax levied under this section shall exceed one-half the amount levied by the State for the same period on such profession or occupation, and the same may be regulated, levied, and collected in the same manner as said taxes are regulated and collected by the State. That the license tax shall be collected by the Assessor and Collector of Taxes, and shall be paid to that officer in current funds of the United States by each and every person or firm owing such license and before engaging in any trade, profession, business, calling, avocation or occupation subject to such tax, taking his receipt therefor, which receipt shall be esteemed lawful license for the pursuit of the occupation indicated. And if any person shall engage in any business, calling, avo cation or occupation which by an ordinance of said city is sub-