The city of Harker Heights has responded to the referendum petition, Prop A, submitted by the citizens of Harker Heights.

Original Timeline Of Events

KWTX reported that Prop A originally passed in November. 64% voted in approval of the ordinance. However, following the passing of the ordinance, the city then introduced another ordinance to nullify Prop A.

Following the nullification, Ground Game Texas sought to collect enough signatures in a referendum to overturn the city's new ordinance. The city, in a press release, has given an update regarding the referendum submitted on December 12, 2022.

Update From The City of Harker Heights

In the press release by the city, it has been stated that the petition met all necessary requirements as stated by State law and City Charter. It will be shown to the Council on January 10 of 2023, which could lead to potential certification.

KUSJ-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

Also stated in the release is of the 626 signatures on the document, 440 were recognized. The minimum number that was required was 348 from electors who were qualified in the city.

However, this doesn't mean Prop A is now legal. The press release states that while the referendum was accepted, Prop A still remains outlawed. Also stated by the press release:

"Additionally, the City will continue to respect and operate under the laws of the State of Texas that mandate the required conduct for law enforcement officers and prohibit the adoption of a policy under which the City will not fully enforce laws relating to drugs."

We'll continue to monitor Prop A's continued discussions, and we'll have more information when it becomes available.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

Keep An Eye Out: Bell County, Texas Most Wanted For December

These individuals are wanted for various crimes in the state of Texas.

Help Bell County Crime Stoppers And Police Find These Missing Persons

If you know anything about these missing people, here's how you can help bring closure to their loved ones.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

More From KUSJ-FM