Texas kicked off festivities on Texas Independence Day, to commemorate the 2023 Bicentennial of the Texas Rangers.
As the Rangers approach their 200th year of service, their legend is embodied in the following quote.
When Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald was sent to Dallas in the 1890s to prevent a scheduled prizefight, McDonald was greeted at the train station by the city’s anxious mayor, who asked: “Where are the others?” To which McDonald supposedly replied, “Hell! ain’t I enough? There’s only one prize-fight!” (credit: Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum).
The Texas Rangers are the oldest serving state law enforcement agency in the United States.
Armed with the latest technology, Rangers wear distinctive white cowboy hats, white western-style shirts with silver badges crafted from Mexican Cinco peso coins, and cowboy boots.
One note, Mule Alley is where Robert Riggs’ great uncle Bob Sims bought mules for use in the East Texas oil fields in the 1930s and 40s.
Those places are steeped in Texas history. Fort Worth known as “Cowtown” is where the West began.
And there is nothing more Texan than the Texas Rangers.
Russell Molina is a Houston business entrepreneur and civic leader long associated with supporting the Texas Rangers.
We even include tips on how to buy a Texas Ranger cowboy hat!
Links to the Official Texas Ranger Bicentennial Cowboy Hats
Link to Texas Ranger western belts and apparel