Texas Ranger

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Texas Ranger

1. A member of a division of the Texas state highway patrol.
2. A member of a former mounted force of Texans organized in 1835 and active in maintaining order on the frontier.
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Tex′as Rang′er

a member of a special branch of the Texas state police force, orig. a semiofficial group of mounted settlers organized to fight Indians and maintain order.
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Noun1.Texas Ranger - a member of the Texas state highway patrolTexas Ranger - a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
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A wave of lawlessness hits the silver-rich Tamarra Hills of Texas, including the deaths of two Texas Rangers. Now Texas Ranger "Lone Wolf" Jim Hatfield must face down deadly foes in order to restore peace, but whom can he trust?
Synopsis: Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum honors the iconic Texas Rangers, a service that has existed, in one form or another, since 1823.
Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones
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In this follow up to a volume exploring nineteenth century Texas Ranger history, the fourteen pieces presented cover the complicated twentieth century history of the famous Texas law enforcement agency.
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Bond Arms has been chosen to design a special edition handgun for the prestigious Texas Rangers for their historical 200th anniversary.
Norris, 70, who starred in 'Walker, Texas Ranger', will be bestowed with the honour of being part of the legendary law enforcement agency by Texas Governor Rick Perry in a ceremony set to take place in Dallas.
"No Man In the Wrong Can Stand Up to a Man in the right who just keeps on a-comin"--The creed of The Texas Ranger. "Prelude to Glory: The Life and Times Of A Texas Ranger" follows Leroy Wiley, a young Texas ranger, serving in the rough years during the pre-civil war era.
Joaquin Jackson was accepted as a Texas Ranger in 1966, he was exhilarated, and that feeling for the job never left him.
In Phil Spangenberger's article "A $7 Million Auction," he states that Jess Sweeten was a Texas Ranger from 1920 until 1940.

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