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Author Spinks, S. E.

Title Law on the last frontier : Texas Ranger Arthur Hill / S.E. Spinks.

Published Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.2092 HILL/ SPIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-251) and index.
Contents 1. In the Shadow of Santa Anna Mountain -- 2. "Five Hundred Dollars Is Too Damn Much for a Highway Patrolman" -- 3. The Last Frontier -- 4. Rio Grande Rendezvous -- 5. Brush Country Ranger -- 6. "They Rode for the Brand" -- 7. The Borderland -- 8. "El Corrido de Jose Villalobos" -- 9. Doin' Time in Big D -- 10. The Lone Star Steel Strike -- 11. Times Are a-Changin' -- 12. A Harsh Land -- 13. "Plumo o Oro" -- 14. The Last Roundup -- 15. "A Beautiful Challenge"
Summary "Honed by a decade in harsh brush country, Arthur Hill's Ranger skills earned him a 1957 promotion to sergeant of Ranger Company B in Dallas. Bringing his methods to bear on urban crimes, Hill headed the Rangers assigned to the Lone Star Steel Strike and investigated the "Dixie Mafia," KKK, and Dallas/Fort Worth gambling syndicates. Yet after only a year, and despite imminent promotion to captain, Hill knew his place and his heart were back in the Big Bend - where rampant drug trade was altering the border irrevocably from what had remained the same for hundreds of years. There he would continue to serve until mandatory retirement."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hill, Arthur, 1909-1987.
Texas Rangers -- Biography.
Texas. Department of Public Safety -- Biography.
Peace officers -- Texas -- Big Bend Region -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- Big Bend Region.
Law enforcement -- Texas -- Big Bend Region -- History -- 20th century.
Crime -- Texas -- Big Bend Region -- History -- 20th century.
Big Bend Region (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Big Bend Region (Tex.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780896726192 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0896726193 (hardcover : alk. paper)