SECTION 2.08  EMINENT DOMAIN.
   The City shall have the full right, power and authority to exercise the power of eminent domain when necessary or desirable to carry out any of the powers conferred upon it by this Charter, or by the Constitution or laws of the State of Texas. In all cases where the City seeks to exercise the power of eminent domain, it may be controlled, as nearly as practicable, by the laws governing the condemnation of property of railroad corporations in this State, the City taking the position of the railroad corporation in any such case. The City may also exercise the power of eminent domain in any other manner now or hereafter authorized or permitted by the Constitution and laws of this State, or in the manner and form that may be provided by ordinance of the governing body of the City. The power of eminent domain hereby conferred shall include the right of the City to take the fee in the lands so condemned and such power and authority shall include shall have and possess this power of condemnation of property within or without the corporate limits for any municipal or public purpose, even though not specifically enumerated herein or in this charter.