Dating lufkin tx
The powers hereby conferred upon the city shall include, but are not restricted to, the powers conferred expressly and permissively by chapter 147, page 307, of the Acts of the 33rd Legislature, Regular Session, enacted in 1913 pursuant to the Home Rule Amendment of the Constitution of Texas, known as the Enabling Act and including articles 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as now or hereafter amended, all of which are hereby adopted.In addition to the powers enumerated herein, and subject only to the limitations imposed by the state constitution, the state laws and this Charter, the city shall have, without the necessity of express enumeration, each and every power which, by virtue of article XI, section V, of the Constitution of Texas, the people of the city are empowered by election to grant or confer upon the city by expressly and specifically granting and enumerating the same herein.Such special election shall be ordered by the city council and, in case of its failure to order the same, such special election shall be ordered as provided in section 1 of article II of this Charter.All powers and authority which are expressly or impliedly conferred on or possessed by the city shall be vested in and exercised by the council except those expressly conferred upon other city officers, commissions, or boards by this Charter or by state law.It shall be the duty of the city secretary to promptly notify all persons elected or appointed to office of their election or appointment.
The qualified person receiving a majority of the qualified votes polled at such election shall thereupon be declared by the council to have been elected.
The council shall have the power to inquire into the official conduct of any department, agency, office, officer or employee of the city and for that purpose shall have the power to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, compel the production of books, papers, and other evidence material to the inquiry.
The council shall provide by ordinance penalties for contempt for failure to obey any such subpoena or for failure to produce any such papers, books or other evidence and shall have the power to punish any such contempt in the manner provided by such ordinance.
The inhabitants of the City of Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, residing within its corporate limits as heretofore or hereafter established are hereby constituted and shall continue to be a municipal body politic and corporate in perpetuity under the name of the "City of Lufkin" hereinafter referred to as the "city", with such powers, privileges, rights, duties and immunities as are herein provided.
The city shall have all the power granted to cities by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas together with all of the implied powers necessary to carry into execution such granted powers.