18 Things You Probably Don't Remember From Texas History Class

We know you remember the Alamo (you better!), but what else do you remember from Texas history? Some generations will remember taking…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Texas Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement agency in North America.
On top of having a badass reputation within pop culture, the Texas Rangers are also known as one of the longest-running law enforcement agencies. In 1823, Stephen F. Austin employed 10 men to act as rangers and protect hundreds of families that had recently settled in Texas. The rangers officially became an agency in 1835. John Wayne and Chuck Norris are honorary Texas Rangers.
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