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This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos

This Day in Texas History: Law Arrives West of the Pecos August 02, 1882 On this day in 1882, the commissioners of Pecos County officially appointed Roy Bean justice of the peace. He retained the post, with short interruptions, until he retired voluntarily in 1902. Roy Bean, a frontier justice of the peace known as…
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This Day in Texas History: “Goat-Gland” Doctor Dies in San Antonio

This Day in Texas History: “Goat-Gland” Doctor Dies in San Antonio May 26, 1942 On this day in 1942, John Romulus Brinkley, controversial medical charlatan, died in San Antonio. Although Brinkley never earned a diploma he was licensed by the state of Arkansas and set up a medical practice in Milford, Kansas. In 1918 he…
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This day in Texas History: Grocery Chain Founder Born in Tennessee

This day in Texas History: Grocery Chain Founder Born in Tennessee April 09, 1895 On this day in 1895, Howard Edward Butt was born in Memphis, Tennessee. While he was a child, his family moved to Kerrville, Texas, because of his father’s tuberculosis. His mother, Florence Butt, opened a small grocery store there in 1905;…
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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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