History Features

The Best Texas Rangers Photos, Ever

There are many, many iconic images of the Texas Rangers, but here are my 10 favorites and why. Click on the photograph to view the slide show.

Bob Alexander is a native Texan and veteran lawman, serving from 1965 until retiring as a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1996. He is the author of numerous books, including Fearless Dave Allison: Border Lawman, Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company D, 1874—1901 and Lawmen, Outlaws and SOBs. His latest book is Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten. Alexander is currently working on a book about Texas Ranger deaths on the Mexican border. He lives on a ranch near Maypearl, Texas.

True Westerners

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

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