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A story of the Texas Rangers, reaching out to Merkel

A story of the Texas Rangers, reaching out to Merkel

Author Bob Alexander will present a talk on the history of the Texas Rangers on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Merkel.

Alexander brings more than 40 years of law enforcement experience as a federal agent, plus 20 years of investigating Texas and the Rangers in particular.

He is “delighted to share the story” during his hour-long presentation Thursday at the Merkel Museum at 1501 North Seventh Street.

A group photo of the Texas Rangers with their rifles dated 1932, but probably older.  Their names were written on the back of the print.  In the top row on the left are Jim King, Bass Outlaw, Riley Boston, Charles Fusselman, (Unnamed) Derbin, Ernest Rodgers, Charles Barton and Walter Jones.  In the bottom row, from left to right, are Bob Bell, Cal Aten, Captain Frank Jones, Walter Durbin, Jim Robinson and Frank Schmidt.

‘Lifelong passion’

After Alexander first retired from law enforcement, he taught criminal justice at a community college before beginning his second career as a distinguished author.

So far he has written 18 non-fiction books, earning numerous accolades for them and also for his popular journalistic articles.