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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: Border Photographer Documents Mexican Revolution

This Day in Texas History: Border Photographer Documents Mexican Revolution June 04, 1913 On this day in 1913, Brownsville photographer Robert Runyon arrived in Matamoros and began compiling a unique record of the Mexican Revolution along the Texas-Mexico border. The Kentucky native arrived in Texas in 1909 and opened a photography studio the following year.…
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