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Nicolas Bravo 1786-1854

Nicolas Bravo 1786-1854

The Texas Rangers were unofficially formed in 1823 when Stephen F. Austin employed 10 men to protect American families settling in Texas after the Mexican War of Independence. They became an official law enforcement agency in 1835 making the Rangers the 2nd oldest of all state-level law enforcement agencies. The Rangers dealt with some of the most memorable criminal cases of the Old West including John Wesley Harding and Bonnie and Clyde.

The Texas Rangers were unofficially formed in 1823 when Stephen F. Austin employed 10 men to protect American families settling in Texas after the Mexican War of Independence. They became an official law enforcement agency in 1835 making the Rangers the 2nd oldest of all state-level law enforcement agencies. The Rangers dealt with some of the most memorable criminal cases of the Old West including John Wesley Harding and Bonnie and Clyde.

West Texas Enchiladas Enchiladas can be found all over the state of Texas, but each region has it's own claim to enchilada fame. The recipe that I am using today takes me back to my youth and the little cafe's and Mexican Food restaurant's in the panhandle and western part of Texas. When this pan of enchiladas come out of the oven, it brings me right back to all the wonderful sounds and smells of my youth. I remember my Grandmother, Mother and Aunts making this recipe and it is still one of…

West Texas Enchiladas Enchiladas can be found all over the state of Texas, but each region has it's own claim to enchilada fame. The recipe that I am using today takes me back to my youth and the little cafe's and Mexican Food restaurant's in the panhandle and western part of Texas. When this pan of enchiladas come out of the oven, it brings me right back to all the wonderful sounds and smells of my youth. I remember my Grandmother, Mother and Aunts making this recipe and it is still one of…

vintage pictures of african americans | African American Women of the Old West, by Tricia Martineau Wagner

vintage pictures of african americans | African American Women of the Old West, by Tricia Martineau Wagner

Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby was said to be "one of the roughest, toughest, meanest outlaws of the Old West".

Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby was said to be "one of the roughest, toughest, meanest outlaws of the Old West".

Nice authentic Mexican Loop Holster, Cuffs and Chaps. These chaps are a dandy!

Nice authentic Mexican Loop Holster, Cuffs and Chaps. These chaps are a dandy!

Legendary lawman Texas Ranger William A. A. "Big Foot" Wallace is born in 1817. A descendant of Scottish Highlanders William Wallace & Robert The Bruce. Half outlaw and half soldier Rangers fought both outlaws & Indians via google.com.

Legendary lawman Texas Ranger William A. A. "Big Foot" Wallace is born in 1817. A descendant of Scottish Highlanders William Wallace & Robert The Bruce. Half outlaw and half soldier Rangers fought both outlaws & Indians via google.com.

Jose Barrera (1876 – 1949) aka 'Mexican Joe'....Only fifteen years old at the time, Jose was already an expert equestrian and roper. Because of his accomplished use of the lariat from horseback, Wild West Shows billed him as the greatest trick roper in the world. He toured throughout the United States and Europe with Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Show. He and other performers executed the spectacular “Bailable a Caballo” in which riders and horses danced…

Jose Barrera (1876 – 1949) aka 'Mexican Joe'....Only fifteen years old at the time, Jose was already an expert equestrian and roper. Because of his accomplished use of the lariat from horseback, Wild West Shows billed him as the greatest trick roper in the world. He toured throughout the United States and Europe with Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Show. He and other performers executed the spectacular “Bailable a Caballo” in which riders and horses danced…

Susanna Dickinson will always be remembered as the sole adult Anglo survivor of the Alamo and the most extensively quoted eyewitness source.  On the morning of the assault her husband told her the Mexicans were over the walls and ran out from the chapel where she stayed. She never saw him again.  She saw the body of Crockett between the chapel and the barrack building. At some point afterward, it was said she lost her mind and wept for days.

Susanna Dickinson will always be remembered as the sole adult Anglo survivor of the Alamo and the most extensively quoted eyewitness source. On the morning of the assault her husband told her the Mexicans were over the walls and ran out from the chapel where she stayed. She never saw him again. She saw the body of Crockett between the chapel and the barrack building. At some point afterward, it was said she lost her mind and wept for days.

The old el Paso logo has type that eludes to the old west. The slogan even has ties to the old west. The whole thing also give the feeling of heading down south to Mexico.

The old el Paso logo has type that eludes to the old west. The slogan even has ties to the old west. The whole thing also give the feeling of heading down south to Mexico.

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