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PUBLIC NOTICES, Feb. 11, 2009

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An Ordinance Adopting A Curfew For Minors, Section 62-2; Defining Terms; Creating Offenses For Minors, Parents And Guardians Of Minors, And Business Establishments Violating Curfew Regulations; Providing Defenses; Providing For Enforcement By The Police Department; Providing For Waiver By The Municipal Court Of Jursidiction Over A Minor When Required Under The Texas Family Code; Providing A Penalty Not To Exceed $500; Declaring An Emergency, And Providing An Effective Date.

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Cumby, Texas, had determined that there has been an increase in juvenile violence, juvenile gang activity, and crime by persons 17 years and under in the City of Cumby; and

Whereas, persons 17 years of age and under are particularly susceptible by their lack of maturity and experience to participate in unlawful and gang-related activities and to be victims of older perpetrators of crime; and

Whereas, the City of Cumby has an obligation to provide for the protection of minors from each other and from other persons, for the enforcement of parental control over and responsibility for children, for the protection of the general public, and for the reduction of the incidence of juvenile criminal activities; and

Whereas, a curfew for those 17 years of age and under will be in the interest of the public health, safety, and general welfare and will help to attain the foregoing objectives and to diminish the undesirable impact of such conduct on the citizens of the City of Cumby;

Now Therefore, Be It Ordained by the City of Cumby, Texas:

Section 62-2 be re-adopted in accordance with Section 370.002 of the Local Government Code.

Section 62-2: Curfew Hours For Minors

A. Definitions

Curfew Hours

a. 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following day; and

b. 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Friday and Saturday.

B. Penalties

1. A person who violates a provision of this chapter is guilty of a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued, or permitted. Each offense, upon conviction, is punishable by fine not to exceed $500.00.

2. When required by Section 5108 of the Texas Family Code, as amended, the muncipal court shall waive original jurisdiction over a minor who violates Section (B) (1) of this section and shall refer the minor to juvenile court.

Whereas, if any section, sub-section, word, sentence, or phrase of this Ordinance is declared to be invalid, it shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance; and

Whereas, an emergency is apparent for the immediate preservation of order, health, safety and general welfare of the public, all rules and regulations requiring the reading of Ordinance more than one time and no more than one occasion are hereby suspended.

Now, Therefore, this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after it passage and approval.

Passed And Approved at a regular meeting of the city Council of the City of Cumby, Texas, on this the 2nd day of February 2009.

City of Cumby, Texas

By: Jeff Strickland, Mayor



The Gafford Chapel Water Supply will hold it’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Febuary 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Gafford Chapel Community Center.



Members of the Downtown Revitalization Board will hold a Public Hearing on February 17, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building at 125 South Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

• Discussion of Rules and Regulations        for the Farmers Market.




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