It was the first and last time criminals were hanged in Lafayette. The three hangings were held on the grounds of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, built in 1845, as shown in this...
The Texas Rangers are one of the most famous law enforcement agencies in history. Even though they began as a modest group of armed frontier ranging guards, once Texas won its independence from Mexico, the Texas...
How did the obviously illegal act of prostitution remain under the noses of the law enforcement community for nearly 130 years?
The Texas Rangers, those horseback-riding peacekeepers sitting tall in the saddle from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, have a storied history that parallels that of the State of Texas itself. Contrary to popular myth, the Rangers were not just cowboys with badges, but rather, a commissioned and trained militia that ensured peace on the Texas frontier, and in the 20th century, an official law enforcement state agency.

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