Its peculiarly local exuberance is nourished by rare traditions and an untamed individualism.
There have never been many of them, and they haven’t always behaved well. But for more than a century now, they’ve been one of the most famous law-enforcement out fits in the world.
The Lone Star state as it once was—proud, isolated, independent, the undiluted essence of America forever inventing itself out of the hardscrabble reality of the frontier
Both grimness and beauty touch this haunting fragment of America’s past