George Washington Paschal, Reporter A Digest of the Laws of Texas: Containing Laws in Force, and the Repealed Laws on Which Rights Rest. Carefully Annotated. 3rd ed. Vol. 2 Page 1317-1318, Image 287-288 (Washington D.C., 1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.
Criminal Code, Riots and Unlawful Assemblies at Elections Violence Used Towards Electors, Art. 6490. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, or other dangerous weapon, concealed or unconcealed, on any day of election, during the hours the polls are open, within a distance of one half mile of any place of election. (2) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, and by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month: Provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any officer of the election, police officer, or other person authorized to preserve the peace on the days of election.