(A)   Whenever in this code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever in the code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this code or any such ordinance shall be punished by:
      (1)   A fine not to exceed $2,000 in all cases arising under municipal ordinances that govern fire safety, zoning and public health and sanitation;
      (2)   A fine not to exceed $2,000, if a motor vehicle is used in illegal dumping or an offense under the law or city ordinance violated by the illegal dumping; or
      (3)   A fine not to exceed $500 in all other cases; provided, however, that no penalty shall be greater or less than the penalty provided for the same or a similar offense under the laws of the state.
   (B)   Each day any violation of this code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. In the event that any such violation is designated as a nuisance under the provisions of this code, the nuisance may be summarily abated by the City Manager or the Chief of Police or their assigns.
Statutory reference:
   Municipal penalties, see Tex. Loc. Gov't Code, § 54.001