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DPS Names New Chief Of The Texas Rangers Earl Pearson, a 28-year veteran of the Texas Department of Public Safety, has been named chief of the Texas Ranger Division. With his promotion, Pearson becomes the first black Senior Ranger Captain and the first black DPS division chief.

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The Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement body in the United States. Col. Homer Garrison, Jr., long-time director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, famously described the Texas Rangers as "Men who could not be stampeded."

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William McManus, Chief of the San Antonio Police Department in Texas sadly reports the death of Detective Benjamin Marconi. http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/in-memoriam-detective-benjamin-marconi/

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U.S.S. Texas (BB-35), Texas State Ship (1995) the U.S.S. Texas is a national historic landmark placed under the stewardship of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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December 1960: Children play in the head of a large Santa - later to be perched on top of Joske’s of Texas Department Store. Photo:  A. Y. Owen//Time Life Pictures/Getty

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from San Antonio Express-News

'Ranger's ranger' keeps on rangering

Joe W. Haralson, 62, is the longest currently serving Texas Ranger. He joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1972 and in 1981 became a ranger. Unlike some law-enforcement positions, there is no age limit for being a ranger, and he can serve. Haralson, who is based in Texas City, is head of the DPS SWAT team, as well as a sniper and a founding member of Ranger Recon, which deploys to the Texas-Mexico border. . Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle / © 2012 Houston Chronicle

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Day Trip outside of Fredericksburg McKinney Falls State Park (photo by: Jim Nix) is a state park located at the southeastern edge of Austin, Texas, United States around the confluence of Onion and Williamson Creeks and is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Wikipedia For more info: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/mckinney-falls

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