The Texas Rangers (no, not the baseball team) but the western law enforcement agency dating back to 1823 is known for patrolling the rugged Texas terrain. For almost 200 years, its members have protected tiny towns along the border and have helped solve numerous crimes throughout the state. While they’ve done a lot of good, the valiant group also has a darker history filled with corruption, murder and violence against minorities. Author and journalist Doug Swanson joins Viewpoints this week to share the full picture of the Texas Rangers.
- Doug Swanson, journalist, author, Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers
Links for more information:
- Bullock Museum: The history of the Texas Rangers is as complicated as Texas history itself
- The New York Times: The True Story of the Texas Rangers