Section 16.  Peace and Good Order.
The City of Houston shall have power by ordinance duly passed to establish and
maintain the City Police Department, prescribe the duties of policemen and
regulate their conduct.
To permit, forbid or regulate theaters, balls, dance houses and other public
amusements, and to suppress the same whenever the preservation of order,
tranquility, public safety or good morals may demand.
To regulate dram shops, drinking saloons and other places where intoxicating
liquors are sold, and to close variety theaters when necessary, expedient or
advisable.
To prohibit and punish keepers and inmates of bawdy houses and variety shows, to
prevent and suppress assignation houses and houses of ill fame, and to regulate,
colonize and segregate the same, and to determine such inmates and keepers to be
vagrants, and provide for the punishment of such persons.
To inspect weights and measures, fix standards of weights and measures, and to fix
penalties for not using or conforming to the same, and to provide that inspection
fees may be fixed by ordinance.
To make all needful and proper regulations concerning keepers of taverns and grog
shops and other public houses, draymen, horse drivers, water carriers, omnibus
drivers, hack drivers and drivers of baggage wagons and other vehicles, and
especially to preserve order and prevent noise and confusion in and about the
several depots on the arrival and departure of railway trains, and to provide how
and where hacks or other carriers shall stand or take their position upon the
streets adjacent or near to said depots.
To prevent extortion by carriers of passengers or baggage, hacks, drays and public
conveyances, by establishing maximum rates of charges and providing penalties
for violation thereof.
To provide and fix by ordinance public stands where hacks and drays, baggage
wagons or other public carriers shall stand on the streets of said City for the
purpose of soliciting business, and to prescribe that they shall not stand, except
when receiving or discharging passengers or freight, at any points, other than
those designated in the ordinance as public stands.
To suppress gambling houses, and to punish keepers of gambling houses and pool
sellers, and all persons who play cards or games of chance of any kind, and to
punish persons who sell lottery tickets or who advertise lottery drawings or
schemes and results of drawings or lotteries.
To provide for the regulation of bakers, and to prescribe the weight, quality and
price for bread manufactured or sold in the City of Houston, according to the price
of the material or otherwise, and to provide for the inspection of milch cattle,
whether kept within the City or without the City limits, from which milk is sold
within the City, and to provide for the inspection of the milk offered for sale, and to
prescribe the fees to be charged therefor.
To establish and regulate public pounds and to regulate and restrain and prohibit
the running at large of horses, mules, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, geese and
pigeons, and to authorize the distraining, impounding and sale of the same for the
cost of the proceedings and the penalty incurred, and to order their destruction
when they cannot be sold, and to impose penalties upon the owners thereof for the
violation of any ordinance regulating or prohibiting the same.
To tax, regulate, restrain and prohibit the running at large of dogs, and authorize
their destruction when at large contrary to ordinance, and to impose penalties on
the owners or keepers thereof.
To prohibit and restrain or regulate the rolling of hoops, the flying of kites and
firing of fire crackers, the use of velocipedes and bicycles, and the use of any
pyrotechnic or any other amusement or practice tending to annoy persons passing
in the streets or sidewalks or to frighten horses and teams.
To restrain and prohibit the ringing of bells or blowing of horns, bugles and
whistles, crying of goods, and all other noises, practices and performances, tending
to the collection of persons in the streets or sidewalks by auctioneers and others for
the purpose of business, amusement or otherwise.
To prohibit mendicants, beggars or persons of infirm or maimed bodies, or
suffering with diseases of any kind, from soliciting alms, help or assistance upon
the streets or sidewalks of said City, and to prescribe a penalty by fine for a
non-observance thereof.
To prohibit and regulate the ringing of bells and blowing of whistles of railroad
engines or locomotives within the City limits and to regulate the speed thereof.
To regulate and control the driving of cattle, horses and all other animals into or
through the City.
To prevent all trespasses and breaches of the peace and good order, assault and
batteries, fighting, quarreling, using abusive, profane and insulting language,
misdemeanors and all disorderly conduct, and punish all persons thus offending.
To prevent and punish the keepers of houses in which loud or immoral theatrical
representations are given, and to adopt summary measures for the removal or
suppression of all such establishments.
The City Council shall have power to require, on due notice, all steam or street
railway companies owning tracks within the City limits upon the public streets or
highways of said City, which may have been or may hereafter be abandoned by
said companies by non-use, to remove such hacks and to restore at their own
expense the street or way upon which such abandoned track is located to the
proper grade.
To prohibit, prevent and suppress horse racing, immoderate riding and driving in
the streets of said City.
To regulate the use of automobiles and the speed thereof.
To prohibit and punish the abusers of animals.
To compel persons to fasten their horses or other animals attached to vehicles or
otherwise hitched or standing in the streets.
To restrain and punish vagrants, mendicants, beggars and prostitutes.
To regulate and control the sale, gift, barter or exchange of cocaine, opium,
morphine, and the salts thereof. (Act of 1905)
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