These were once Houston city ordinances that probably weren't so crazy back then:
Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Inhabitants of the City of Houston, That from the 17th day of July, 1865, it shall not be lawful for owners of hogs, sows or pigs, to suffer or permit the same to go at large in the limits of the city.
The penalty carried a fine between $1 and $5 (about $59 today) per day.
Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants of the City of Houston, That all persons who may be found drunk in or about the streets, and creating a noise and disturbance; all public prostitutes or such as lead a notorious, lewd or lascivious course of life; all persons who may be found in a public place dressed in any apparel not appropriate to the sex to which they belong; all persons who keep disorderly houses, pursue disorderly conduct on their premises, shall be fined not less than five nor more than fifty (about $1027 today) dollars.
[...] Passed December 30, 1861.
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