Per Article IV of the City’s Charter:
Section 8. Qualification of Officers.
No person shall be eligible to the office of mayor or the office of alderman unless he is a qualified elector and has resided in the city one year, next preceding the election. If the mayor or any alderman moves from the city during the term of office for which he is elected, his office shall be deemed vacant.
Anyone running for the office of mayor or alderman will not be qualified to run for said office if he/she is delinquent in payment to the city, whether it be property tax or any other indebtedness. (Amd. 2) 5-07-05
Anyone convicted of a violation of the penal laws of the State of Texas Class B or greater shall be ineligible to run for the office of mayor or alderman. (Amd. 3) 5-07-05
Section 9. Limitations of Councilmen.
No member of the city council shall hold any other employment or office under the city government while he is a member of said council, unless herein otherwise provided. No member of the city council, or any other officer of the city, shall be directly or indirectly interested in any work, business or contract, the expense, price or consideration of which is paid from the city treasury, nor be the surety of any person having a contract, work or business with said city, for the performance of which security may be required, nor be the surety of the official bond of any city officer.
Section 10. Vacancy.
In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor or alderman, the [city] council shall order an election to fill the vacancy if the vacancy will exceed one year of the unexpired term. If the vacancy will be less than one year of the unexpired term, the [city] council shall fill the vacancy by appointment. If the vacancy will be less than 90 days of the unexpired term, the [city] council may, at its discretion, fill the vacancy by appointment or leave the vacancy unfilled until the next election. (Ord. No. 266, § 1(Amd. 4), 5-4-96)