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This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend

This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend June 14, 1920 On this date in 1920, Sul Ross State Normal College, the future Sul Ross State University, began operations. The school, located at Alpine in Brewster County, was authorized by the Thirty-fifth Legislature in 1917. Named after Lawrence Sullivan Ross, governor of…
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This Day in Texas History: Frank Hamer Rejoins the Rangers

This Day in Texas History: Frank Hamer Rejoins the Rangers March 29, 1915 On March 29, 1915, Frank Hamer rejoined the rangers at Del Rio and began one of the most eventful periods of his peace officer career. HAMER, FRANCIS AUGUSTUS (1884–1955). Francis A. Hamer, Texas Ranger, son of Frank and Lou Emma (Francis) Hamer, was…
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