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

ELizabeth Fenn

ELizabeth Fenn

If I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own via...

Video Villa!

Video Villa!

Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa knew the value of good publicity. Mutual F...

Studying Villa’s Raid

Studying Villa’s Raid

March 9, 1916, started out bad for the 13th Cavalry at Camp Furlong. Ignoring th...

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