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Dumb Laws in Texas

City Laws in Texas

El Paso
Churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons “of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them.
It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.
?Offensive gestures? will not be tolerated at any special event.
Bicycles must be operated at a “reasonable speed”.
One needs permission from the director of parks and recreation before getting drunk in any city park.
No person shall throw trash from an airplane.
Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.
No person shall inhale fumes from model glue.
Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500.
Harker Heights
No person may disturb a church service by swearing.
Drivers of city vehicles must respect all traffic rules just like the rest of us.
It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.
Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times.
It is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.
Lubbock County
It is illegal to drive within an arm’s length of alcohol – including alcohol in someone else’s blood stream.
It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
Port Arthur
Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
It is illegal to do “U Turns”.
It is now illegal to place a “for sale” sign on a car if it visible from the street.

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