Hitchcock v. Longmire – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Hitchcock v. Longmire, 572 S.W.2d 122 (Tex. Civ. App.--Houston 1st Dist. 1978, writ ref'd n.r.e), the trial court issued a writ of mandamus directing the City of Hitchcock to repeal an annexation ordinance or call, conduct, and canvass a referendum election. Hitchcock, 572 S.W.2d at 124.

The First Court held, "'The governing body of the city does not have the right to repeal an annexation ordinance or to adopt a disannexation ordinance without following the specific procedural requirements established in Art. 970a the Municipal Annexation Act; a popular referendum would be subject to the same limitation." Id. at 127.