Headquarters Company of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation fired their guns as part of an honor salute on Saturday afternoon as part of the Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium held at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. Taking part in the firing salute were, in front to back, Charlie Lara, George (Bubba) Cheek, Melvin Schroeder, Jim Silvers, Raymond Reeves, Bruce Ferguson and Jeff Nichols. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann
New Texas Junior Rangers getting their badges on Saturday from Charlie Lara of Pipe Creek at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center were Ethan Garrett, center, and Tate Garrett of Harper.
Stephen L. Moore, author of the four-volume “Savage Frontier” series and “Texas Rising,” was one of the featured speakers at the History Symposium on Saturday.
Visitors to the Texas Rangers Heritage Center on Saturday could take “a walk through history” at the 96-foot display of the Tales of the Texas Rangers and visit with living historians, including Don Tucker of Houston.
A monument paying tribute to the Texas Rangers was dedicated on Saturday afternoon as part of the Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Moses Austin Chapter and the Former Texas Rangers Foundation. Among those taking part in the ceremony were, from left, Dennis Gissell, former president of the Moses Austin chapter; Ed Heath, president general of the SRT; John Harris, former president of the Moses Austin chapter; Joe Davis, president of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation; Steve Von Roeder, current president of the Moses Austin Chapter, SRT, and Wayne Courreges Jr., chaplain of the Moses Austin Chapter.