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Rodriguez... Texas Ranger!

Rodriguez... Texas Ranger!
The True Story of the First Mexican American Texas Ranger

by Rick Harper

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2013-12-03
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 149170506X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emphasis on Texas’s history puts Rodriguez’s story in a wider context and broadens the book’s scope considerably.” -Clarion Reviews “This engaging biography is about Art Rodriguez Jr, who rose from a South Texas barrio to become the first Mexican-American Texas Ranger. Harper provides vivid background about shady politics, racial tension and praises his friend as a “Real-Life- Hero!” This is a fascinating read about changing times in Texas and one man who beat the odds.” -BlueInk Review

Texas Ranger Captain William L. Wright

Texas Ranger Captain William L. Wright
A Book

by Richard McCaslin

  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release : 2021-10-15
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1574418556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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William L. Wright (1868-1942) was born to be a Texas Ranger, and hard work made him a great one. Wright tried working as a cowboy and farmer, but it did not suit him. Instead, he became a deputy sheriff and then a Ranger in 1899, battling a mob in the Laredo Smallpox Riot, policing both sides in the Reese-Townsend Feud, and winning a gunfight at Cotulla. His need for a better salary led him to leave the Rangers and become a sheriff. He stayed in that office longer than any of his predecessors in Wilson County, keeping the peace during the so-called Bandit Wars, investigating numerous violent crimes, and surviving being stabbed on the gallows by the man he was hanging. When demands for Ranger reform peaked, he was appointed as a captain and served for most of the next twenty years, retiring in 1939 after commanding dozens of Rangers. Wright emerged unscathed from the Canales investigation, enforced Prohibition in South Texas, and policed oil towns in West Texas, as well as tackling many other legal problems. When he retired, he was the only Ranger in service who had worked under seven governors. Wright has also been honored as an inductee into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame at Waco.

Pidge, Texas Ranger

Pidge, Texas Ranger
A Book

by Chuck Parsons

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1603449973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas C. (Pidge) Robinson came to Texas from Virginia at the age of 27, fleeing a feud with a neighbor who opposed Robinson’s amorous intentions toward the neighbor’s sister. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1874, serving with legendary Capt. Leander H. McNelly’s Washington County Volunteer Militia Company A. He earned the rank of first lieutenant in this Texas Ranger company. Two years later he returned to Virginia to avenge his honor and claim the woman he loved. A learned and witty writer who sent back letters, poems, and reports for publication in Austin newspapers, Pidge also wrote most of Captain McNelly’s reports. From the newspaper submissions, backed by extensive research to document details and explain allusions, western writer Chuck Parsons has fashioned an annotated compendium of primary materials that give insight into not only the life and actions of the famous Texas Rangers but also the popular culture of post–Civil War Texas. Robinson rode with McNelly as the Rangers subdued the clashes between the Suttons and the Taylors in DeWitt County. He served on the Rio Grande frontier in actions against Juan Cortina, including the famous battle on Palo Alto Prairie. He was with a party of Rangers who invaded Mexico to recover cattle stolen from Texas ranchers. Pidge’s lively, literate, and often humorous letters give first-person accounts of these and other actions that provide a unique picture of Ranger service in the field. This Texas A&M University Press edition, incorporating newly discovered materials, also features rare period photographs, illustrations, and other helpful maps and images.

Texas Ranger Johnny Klevenhagen

Texas Ranger Johnny Klevenhagen
A Book

by Douglas V. Meed

  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Release : 2000-03-01
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1461699290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Captain Klevenhagen was one of the best officers Texas ever had. He combined the qualities of the frontier Ranger and his modern day counterpart . . . a peerless horseman and deadly shot, he was also versed in ballistics, fingerprints, and other facets.

A Texas Ranger

A Texas Ranger
A Book

by N. A. Jennings

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2017-06-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1387057456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and terror, we follow Jennings through the southern border of Texas and find a vivid portrait of life in the late 19th century in one of the most lawless and hardest places to live in the United States.

The Texas Ranger's Reward

The Texas Ranger's Reward
A Book

by Rebecca Winters

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1459241967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is He Seeing Double? He can't believe his eyes. When Travis Stillman meets Melissa Dalton, it's as if he's seeing the ghost of his late wife. That explains why his young son warms to Melissa so quickly. The orthopedic therapist is working wonders to help Casey readjust after an accident—his boy has come alive again. But that's no reason for this former Texas Ranger to let his guard down as he settles into life as a P.I. and single dad. No woman can replace his wife—especially not one who could be her twin. And when Melissa hires him to investigate a break-in at her family's cabin, he's even more determined to ignore the growing attraction between them. Now he's got to protect both Melissa, and his heart.

The Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger
A Western Romance Novel

by Diana Palmer

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2017-02-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1488030235
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fall in love with a Long, Tall Texan in Diana Palmer's classic tale, The Texas Ranger! When Texas Ranger Marc Brannon returns to the line of duty, a high‐profile murder mystery pits him against a vibrant—and vulnerable—junior investigator from his past. Years ago, Josette Langley made no secret of the fact that she was desperately in love with the rugged lawman, and despite their differences, the rough‐hewn loner became drawn to the innocent young woman. Yet Marc and Josette parted on explosive terms when she made a shocking accusation that shattered both their lives. Now they're back together again.... And this time, a lot more than just their hearts is at stake. The woman Marc once cherished is being targeted by a corrupt political figure who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Can Marc and Josette set aside their stormy discord and see justice served—or will they both be caught in the crossfire?

The Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger
A Book

by Jan Hudson

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014-10-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1460370104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Honor Bound Outlaw Sam Bass Outlaw knew from the first moment he laid eyes on Skye Walker that he had to get to know her. Although it wasn't going to be easy to get close to the beautiful blonde, considering the German Shepherd, the bodyguards and the overprotective brother. There was a mystery behind Skye's gentle exterior, and this Texas Ranger was bound and determined to figure it out. But Sam has to tread carefully. Skye's story could be the missing link in a cold-case file that he'd love to put to rest. Talking about her past was something Skye obviously didn't like to do, so should he leave well enough alone and concentrate on wooing her? Or should he push for the truth and do his duty as a Texas Ranger? Can Sam solve the case—and get the girl? Meet the Outlaws—a Texas family dedicated to law enforcement

The Texas Ranger's Nanny

The Texas Ranger's Nanny
A Book

by Rebecca Winters

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1488006016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SON OF TEXAS Vic Malone took a solemn oath when he joined the Texas Rangers, and devastating loss only hardened the widower's resolve to do good in the world. When his only son is kidnapped, he finds invaluable help in Claire Ames, who is just as committed to bringing home the boy they both love. Sweet young Jeremy wasn't the only male Claire would miss when the chemistry grad left her nanny job to start a career in Houston. But all that matters now is helping Vic find his son. When they do, will she be able to leave, proud of her part in his rescue? Or will her Lone Star lawman realize what she's known all along—that they share something too wonderful to lose?

The Odyssey of Texas Ranger James Callahan

The Odyssey of Texas Ranger James Callahan
A Book

by Joseph Luther

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2017-04-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1439660360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Callahan entered Texas armed, a quixotic young man enlisted in the Georgia Battalion for the cause of independence. He barely survived the 1836 Battle of Refugio and the Goliad Massacre. Undaunted by the perils of his adopted home, he remained in the line of fire for the next twenty-one years, fighting to protect Texas settlers from Apaches, Comanches, Seminoles, Kickapoos, outlaws, mavericks and the Mexican army. As a Texas Ranger, he rode with the legendary men of Seguin and San Antonio. In 1855, he commanded the punitive expedition into Mexico that bears his name, a fiasco that has been shrouded by mystery and shadowed by controversy ever since. In this first-ever biography, Joseph Luther traces the tragic course of the wayfarer who crossed so much of the Texas frontier and created so much of its story.

A Texas Ranger

A Texas Ranger
A Book

by William MacLeod Raine,Sheba Blake

  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Release : 2019-03-31
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 3965441159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How a member of the most dauntless border police force carried law into the mesquit, saved the life of an innocent man after a series of thrilling adventures, followed a fugitive to Wyoming, and then passed through deadly peril to ultimate happiness.William MacLeod Raine(June 22, 1871 July 25, 1954), was a British-born Americannovelistwho wrote fictional adventure stories about theAmerican Old West.William MacLeod Raine was born in London, the son of William and Jessie Raine. After his mother died, his family migrated from England to Arkansas when Raine was ten years old, eventually settling on a cattle ranch near the Texas-Arkansas border. In 1894, after graduating from Oberlin College, Raine left Arkansas and headed for the western U.S. He became the principal of a school in Seattle while contributing columns to a local newspaper. Later he moved to Denver, where he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for local periodicals, including the Republican, the Post, and the Rocky Mountain News.At this time he began to publish short stories, eventually becoming a full-time free-lance fiction writer, and finally finding his literary home in the novel. His earliest novels were romantic histories taking place in the English countryside. However, after spending some time with the Arizona Rangers, Raine shifted his literary focus and began to utilize the American West as a setting. The publication of Wyoming in 1908 marks the beginning of his prolific career, during which time he averaged nearly two western novels a year until his death in 1954. In 1920 he was awarded an M.L. degree from the University of Colorado, where he had established that school's first journalism course.

Texas Ranger, Runaway Heiress

Texas Ranger, Runaway Heiress
A Book

by Carol Finch

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1426826656
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She prefers guns to gowns—and riding the land to dancing at balls. So heiress Gabrielle Price heads across Texas's most dangerous territory to break her unwanted society engagement. Only, her biggest problem isn't outlaws and killers. It's a rugged, relentless Texas Ranger…. With a killer to catch, Hudson Stone has better things to do than escort his commander's spoiled, socialite daughter. But his fiery charge is as irresistible as she is off-limits, and to protect her he'll risk his reputation, his life—and his heart.

Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881

Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
A Book

by Rick Miller

  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 1574414674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Wild West History Association Best Book Award In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely referred to as Texas Rangers. Initially created to combat the menace of repeated raids of Indians from the north and from Mexico into frontier counties, the Battalion was led by an unusual choice: a frail, humorless Confederate veteran from Navarro County, John B. Jones. Under Jones’s leadership, the Battalion grew in sophistication, moving from Indian fighting to capturing Texas’s bad men, such as John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass. Established during the unsettled time of Reconstruction, the Rangers effectively filled a local law enforcement void until competency was returned to local sheriffs’ and marshals’ offices. Numerous books cover individual Texas Rangers of note, but only a few have dealt with the overall history of the Rangers, and, strangely, none about Jones specifically. For the first time, author Rick Miller presents the story of the Frontier Battalion as seen through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881, relating its history--both good and bad--chronologically, in depth, and in context. Highlighted are repeated budget and funding problems, developing standards of conduct, personalities and their interaction, mission focus and strategies against Indian war parties and outlaws, and coping with politics and bureaucracy. Miller covers all the major activities of the Battalion in the field that created and ultimately enhanced the legend of the Texas Rangers. Jones’s personal life is revealed, as well as his role in shaping the policies and activities of the Frontier Battalion. Based largely on primary documents, especially the actual correspondence generated by the various actors in the Battalion’s drama that best tell the tale, this book is a major contribution to understanding the early development and growth of what became the institution celebrated in legend today. And John B. Jones at last has a definitive biography that recognizes him as one of the most important men who actually laid the groundwork for that legend.

The Texas Ranger's Secret

The Texas Ranger's Secret
A Book

by DeWanna Pace

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2016-01-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 037328344X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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RANGER FOR HIRE Willow McMurtry's writing career could end before it even begins--unless she learns the ways of a Texas Ranger. She can't write tales about Ranger life if she's constantly making mistakes, so she needs handsome Texan Gage Newcomb to teach her. Willow just can't tell him the true purpose behind her request. Gage agrees to teach Willow how to shoot, ride and lasso--but only to keep her close. An outlaw who's cost him dearly is still on the loose. And the hidden lawman trusts no one, especially not a feisty woman who might be working with his foe. But as the cowboy lessons progress, Willow may convince him to share all of his secrets--and his heart--with her.

Give Me A Texas Ranger

Give Me A Texas Ranger
A Book

by Jodi Thomas,Linda Broday,DeWanna Pace,Phyliss Miranda

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 2010-07-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1420119370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born to protect and serve, these rugged lawmen are the stuff of Texas legend. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas teams up with Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda and DeWanna Pace to bring you four red-blooded Rangers and the women who tame their hearts. . .. Give Me A Texas Ranger When Annalane Barkley whispers her dreams to Wynn McCord, the Texas ranger has a new battle on his hands. For the sweet beauty's words awaken his every protective instinct and he knows he's found a woman worth fighting for. . . When Stoney Burke finds Texanna Wilder in need of rescue, he's caught between his hardened heart and his duty to his best friend's lovely widow. Marriage is merely a solution to keep Texanna safe, but Stoney is suddenly aching for the wedding night. . . Forced to take feisty Ella Stevenson into custody, Hayden McGraw has his hands full. But when he discovers the spitfire is on his side of the law, they're soon working as a team--up close and very personal. . . Thomas Longbow only plans to use Laney O'Grady as his cover on his latest assignment. But the passion that explodes between them threatens to expose his plot--and his heart. . . "Memorable novellas and unforgettable heroes. . .unmatched for fans of the Old West." --Romantic Times on Give Me A Texan

In a Texas Ranger's Arms

In a Texas Ranger's Arms
A Book

by Cynthia Hickey

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1460335511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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KATIE GAMBLE IS ON THE RUN After her unscrupulous stepfather accuses her of being a thief, a horrified Katie hopes to hide out until she can prove otherwise. But slipping into obscurity in a small Texas town isn't so easy. Not with Texas Ranger Ward Alston on her tail. Ward's used to getting his man—or woman. But he's not used to the accused being so resolute in her innocence or so beautifully appealing. As he uncovers the truth, Ward realizes this Harvey Girl isn't all she seems. Together, can they evade danger and obey the law of their own hearts?

The Texas Ranger's Family

The Texas Ranger's Family
A Book

by Rebecca Winters

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0373756178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In July 2016, the HARLEQUIN® AMERICAN ROMANCE® series will become the HARLEQUIN® WESTERN ROMANCE series. Same great stories, new name! TEXAS COURAGE Texas Ranger Kit Saunders is not about to let any harm come to Natalie Harris on his watch. The widow of a dangerous career criminal, Natalie needs protection 24/7. But going undercover in the home of the courageous single mother arouses feelings that could jeopardize Kit's mission. It was a shock to discover her husband was one of the FBI's most wanted felons. Now Natalie is perilously close to falling for the lawman investigating his murder. But with Kit safeguarding her and her little girl, she knows she can stand up to every threat...even falling in love with her very own Texas Ranger!

John B. Armstrong, Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman

John B. Armstrong, Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman
A Book

by Chuck Parsons

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1603444963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Elmer Kelton notes in his afterword to this book, "Chuck Parsons' biography is a long-delayed and much-justified tribute to Armstrong's service to Texas." Parsons fills in the missing details of a Ranger and rancher's life, correcting some common misconceptions and adding to the record of a legendary group of lawmen and pioneers.

Gunfights & Sites in Texas Ranger History

Gunfights & Sites in Texas Ranger History
A Book

by Mike Cox

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2015-09-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1625854870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since colonizer Stephen F. Austin proposed hiring ten rangers "for the common defense" in 1823, the Texas Rangers have protected the Lone Star State from its enemies with dedication and fortitude. All across Texas are places where Rangers made history. From the Alamo to nearly forgotten graves and battle sites, important landmarks in the story of these legendary lawmen lie in every corner of the state. Historian and author Mike Cox reveals history hiding in plain sight and true tall tales of the world-famous Texas Rangers.

I USED TO BE A TEXAS RANGER

I USED TO BE A TEXAS RANGER
Triumphs and Tribulations of an Old West Lawman

by ROBERT J. GOSSETT

  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release : 2011-08-10
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1463442602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ride with Buck Jones, as he is transformed from an Oklahoma farm boy who is orphaned when a tornado destroys the farm, and kills his parents. Follow him as he is raised by his aunt and uncle in San Antonio, Texas. Now a man, he joins his uncle as a deputy sheriff and meets his partner and friend, Jose. They become known as dos pistoleros.