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BONUS EPISODE: Celebrating The Texas Ranger Bicentennial

2023 marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous law enforcement organizations in the world–The Texas Rangers. In this bonus episode, I talk with Russell Molina and Lacy Finley about all the celebrations scheduled for the Texas Ranger bicentennial. You can find...

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Bonus Episode: A Bad Day at the Courthouse

The September term of the Bexar County District Court was a bad time to be set for trial. Find out why in this bonus episode of Wise About Texas.

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EP. 120: Texas Rangers: “Old Paint” Caldwell

Some people are just natural leaders. That was Matthew “Old Paint” Caldwell. He rallied men for several of the most important battles in Texas history. In between, he protected the young Republic of Texas from hostile Indians and hostile armies. Not even smallpox could...

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EP. 119: The Texas Rangers: Origins

Texas Ranger.  Two words that strike fear in the heart of the lawbreaker and hope in the heart of the law abiding. Since before there was a Texas, there were Rangers.  How this elite force officially began is the subject of some controversy.  But...

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EP. 118: Texans You Should Know- Osjetea Briggs

She grew up a poor Native American in rural Texas during the depression. But if you think she even noticed, you don’t know Osjetea Briggs. She became a world-renowned photographer, portrait artist and newspaper publisher. Oh, and she was a columnist and politico too....

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EP. 117: A Murder in the Capitol

There has been one, and only one, assassination of a Texas state official and it happened in 1903. It occurred in the State Capitol building, the same one you can visit today. Hear about a disgruntled employee, a letter, and a gun in the...

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