Draggingtree Posted October 15, 2012 Share Posted October 15, 2012 Oct 17, 1835: The first resolution formally creating the Texas Rangers is approved On this day in 1835, Texans approve a resolution to create the Texas Rangers, a corps of armed and mounted lawmen designed to "range and guard the frontier between the Brazos and Trinity Rivers." In the midst of their revolt against Mexico, Texan leaders felt they needed a semi-official force of armed men who would defend the isolated frontier settlers of the Lone Star Republic against both Santa Ana's soldiers and hostile Indians; the Texas Rangers filled this role. But after winning their revolutionary war with Mexico the following year, Texans decided to keep the Rangers, both to defend against Indian and Mexican raiders and to serve as the principal law enforcement authority along the sparsely populated Texan frontier. Although created and sanctioned by the Texas government, the Rangers was an irregular body made up of civilians http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-resolution-formally-creating-the-texas-rangers-is-approved Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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