Out of Chaos (1901-1934) -
In 1901, the Texas legislature reorganized the Texas Rangers into four Ranger
companies. Their mission was to " protect
the frontier against marauding or thieving parties and the suppression of
lawlessness and crime throughout the state." This was an era of oil
discoveries, Prohibition and the rise of motorized gangsters..
Investigations (1935-2009) -
In August, 1935- The Department of Public Safety begins operation with Tom
Hickman commissioned as Senior Ranger Captain. Capt. Hickman will later serve
as a member of the Public Safety Commission. 2000-01 began the third century
in which the Texas Rangers will serve begins with the Rangers at an authorized
strength of 107.