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Taming The Nueces Strip

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Author: George Durham
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792476
Size: 76.38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.


The Alcalde

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Size: 42.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Languages : en
Pages : 40
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Book Description: As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."


Military Review

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Size: 56.13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Military art and science
Languages : en
Pages :
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I Would Rather Sleep In Texas

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Author: Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
ISBN:
Size: 22.43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 655
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Book Description: A history of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people of the Santa Anita Land Grant.


Rivers Of Texas

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Author: Verne Huser
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN:
Size: 44.84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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Book Description: Explores the landscape, history, geology, and recreational opportunities afforded by the rivers of Texas, presenting information about each river's size, location, tributaries, discharge, and special sites.


Southwest Review

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Size: 38.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Heritage Sampler

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Author: Margaret McAllen
Publisher: Hidalgo County Historical Musuem
ISBN:
Size: 67.71 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)
Languages : en
Pages : 113
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