It may come as a surprise that this ordinance was not already in place, but effective Thursday, "peeing" or "pooping" in public within the Aransas Pass city limits will be prohibited.

Aransas Pass City Council approved the new ordinance #2016-4170 to the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances during their meeting Monday. The ordinance prohibits anyone from defecating in public unless they are inside a restroom and using a toilet or urinal.

News of the ordinance is already being shared around the community by the Aransas Pass Police Department, posting to their Facebook page, "New Ordinance, Affecting Our Community."

To read the ordinance in full, click here.