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TRHFM Monthly Email Newsletters

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March 2018
New Web Site Design
Spring Break Round Up
2018 Top Destinations on the Rise
7th Annual Texas Ranger Day in Historic Burton, Texas
7th Grade Class Visits the Museum
ATF Memorial Service
Gift Shop Feature: Lapel Pins

February 2018
Spring Break Round Up
Bowie Knife Publicity
Masons and the Rangers
In Memoriam: Royal A. McMullin
In Memoriam: Danny Rhea
Gift Shop Feature: Golf Balls

January 2018
The Lacy Bowie Knife – A Mystery
New Admission Desk
Spring Break Round Up 2018
A Winter Wonderland
Best Attendance Year on Record

December 2017
Happy Holidays!
Book Signing, Lecture and Benefit
Lost Credentials
Ford 1924 Model T
Gift Shop Feature: T-Shirts
End of Year Donations

November 2017
Military Appreciation Day
Bicentennial Book Signing
Big Texas Christmas Present
Collections Spotlight: Red Work Embroidery Quilt
New Commander Continues Educational Partnership
Museum Hosts Baylor Lifelong Learning Course on Ranger History
One Book, One City – Museum Participates in Nacogdoches Public Library Programming
Coast to Coast
Bird of Prey
Gift Shop Feature: Dominoes

October 2017
Lee Herring and the Surveyors’ Fight
Rick Miller’s Collection
Discovering the Legend – Our Television Series
Upcoming Events

September 2017
Sam Houston Painting Re-Dedication
Changing of the Guard
DPS Museum Day
Visitors from the Czech Republic
TSPS Presentation
Governor Mark White
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Three Fun, New T-Shirts!

August 2017
The Return of Sam Houston: Dedication on August 28th at 1:30pm
The First in A Series
New Website In Progress
Plum Creek Seminar Saturday August 12th
Gift Shop Feature: Backpacks

July 2017
A New Landmark on I-35
Judging by the Cover
Texas Ranger Summer Camp 2017
Texas Ranger Bicentennial™ Book Series
In Memoriam: Texas Ranger Bill Gunn
Gift Shop Feature: Koozies

June 2017
Welcoming the 2017 Texas Ranger Reunion
June Museum Events
Changing Exhibit: Distinguished Service
Leica Training
Visitor Spotlight
In Memoriam

May 2017
Preserving a Texas Treasure
Leo Bishop’s Colt .45
Military Appreciation Weekend
Register For Summer Camp
Texas Highways Feature
French Magazine American Legend Feature

April 2017
World War I Exhibit Opens
Remembering the Sutton-Taylor Feud
New Ranger History Book
Register for Summer Camp
Dan Rather Visits TRHFM
Ranger Pena Entertains Visitors
Making the New York Times
New Official Mobile App for Waco Visitors
In Memoriam: Joe A. Brownfield

March 2017
Over the Airwaves: The Lone Ranger on Radio
Sam Houston Portrait
Upcoming Exhibit: World War I
Spring Break Round Up
Gift Shop Feature

Spring Break Round Up

February 2017
Ranger Stan Guffey Memorial
Exhibit Opens Honoring Dr. Aubrey Louis Goodman
Free Legal Advice
Chip and Joanna Gaines Recognize Museum
2016 Attendance Increase
Chief Ryan Holt

January 2017
New Landmark on I35
Updating the Active Duty Texas Rangers Display
Horseshoe Bay Memorial to Texas Ranger Stanley Guffey
Junior Rangers Nathan and Colin Beatty
Recap 2016

December 2016
New Sign and Monument to the Texas Rangers
New Badges and Commissions Exhibit
Bluntzer Brand Book
Texas Rangers on the Fort Worth Walk of Fame
Big Texas Christmas Present

November 2016
Sculpture by Artist W. Duane Free
Junior Ranger Penny Sue Weldon
Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Class
Surveying Program
Living History Day
Living History Day
Maintenance at the Museum
Gift Shop Feature

October 2016
Welcome to the Board
Oakwood Cemetery Celebrates 178th Birthday of Governor Sul Ross
Waco Hispanic Museum
Texas Ranger Museum Events
Traveling Texas
Gift Shop Feature: Saddle Bags

September 2016
Upcoming Texas Ranger Museum Events
New I-35 Signs
Presentation at Franklin Carnegie Library
Texas Ranger Public Safety Education Center
Events Around Texas
Gift Shop Feature

August 2016
Authority Exhibit Renovation
Baylor Game Days Parking Detour
Events Around Texas
Gift Shop Feature: Coffee Mugs

July 2016
Trip Advisor Rating
Ranger Chief Promotes a new Junior Ranger!
Recap: Summer Camp
Region 12 Teacher Training
Ranger Announcements
Museum Gift Shop Facelift

June 2016
Detour: I-35 Construction
Upcoming Events
Donor Registry Day
Knox Center Study
Discovering the Legend
Hell or High Water
Gift Shop Feature

May 2016
Summer Events
George Arrington Exhibit
New Leadership for Department of Family and Protective Services
A Better Path to History
Tribute Schofield Revolver
Discovering the Legend Episode 25
Photographs from Our Visitors
Lone Star History Conference III

Lone Star History Conference III

April 2016
Ranger Lamkin Collection
Letter from Homer Garrison, Jr.
Photographs from Museum Visitors
Recap: Ribbon Cutting
Recap: Spring Break Round Up
Lone Star History Conference
Gift Shop Feature: Two New Books

March 2016
Ranger Rudy Flores’ Collection
Surveyors & Hays Exhibits Ribbon Cutting
Ranger Ray’s Special Visit
Spring Break Round Up
Lone Star History Conference
Gift Shop Feature

February 2016
Changing Exhibit: Distinguished Service
First Texas Ranger Bicentennial Commemorative Released
Lone Star History Conference III
Spring Break Round Up
Welcome to the Board
Autographed Limited Edition – Texas Iron

January 2016
New Exhibits: Jack Hays and Surveyors
Three New Oral Histories Online
Break Room Renovation
A Year In Review: 2015

December 2015
Interview with Red Steagall
Big Texas Christmas Present
Longtime Pop Culture Donor Jim Griffin Visits Museum
Ranger Pena’s Wedding
IPC Program Comes to Georgia and England
Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Memorial Highway
The Burson Brothers

November 2015 Gift Shop Special Edition
Museum staff highlight their favorite gift shop items

November 2015
Upcoming Events
Update: Surveyors and Jack Hays Exhibits
Honor Chair Presented by Saving a Hero’s Place, Inc.
Bonnie & Clyde: A Topic of Discussion
Ram Presentation at the Heart o’ Texas Fair & Rodeo
A Wish With Wings
Visitor Photograph

October 2015
Military Appreciation Day
A Memorial to Service
A Student Visitor from Mumbai
Junior Ranger Billy Van Cleef
Discovering the Legend
Czech Republic Delegation Visits Museum
Wedding in the Hall of Fame
Paying Respects to a Fallen Comrade
In Remembrance

September Special Edition – RAM

September 2015
Surveyors Exhibit Renovation Begins
Donation from Charles Harris
Ranger to Texas Population
Visitor Photographs
Gift Shop Feature

August 2015
Rangers Face New Responsibilities
Brazil’s Military Police Cadets Visit
Television Series Wins Telly Award
Museums Marketplace Showcases Educational Services
New Billboards on I-35
Gunfighterology: Frontier Gunfighters and Shootouts
Gift Shop Feature

July 2015
Education in Action
Frontier Battalion Tribute Rifle
Distinguished Service Dedication
Recap: Summer Camp
Recap: Ram Trucks on Display

June 2015 Special Edition
New Event on Saturday, June 27th
Ram Texas Ranger Concept Truck: June 19th & 20th
Summer Camp: June 26th
Gunfighterology: August 1st

June 2015
You are Invited to a Dedication
Ranger Reunion & Ram Truck
Register for Summer Camp
TRHFM Ranked in Top 50 American Landmarks
Armstrong Research Center Donation
Republic of Texas Standoff
“Do you know Drew Carter?”
Visitors from Germany

May 2015 – Special Edition
Distinguished Service Exhibit Dedication

May 2015
Military Appreciation Weekend
Register Now for Summer Camp
Fort Hood Challenge Coins
Texas Relief Map
Texas Ranger Laureates Meeting
Photographs From Our Visitors
Turquoise and Silver for Mother’s Day

April 2015
Ram Texas Ranger Concept Truck
Discovering the Legend: Ranger Burson
Oral History: Patrick Peña
Recap: Spring Break Round Up
Gift Shop Feature

March 2015
Spring Break Round Up
George William Burnup
Company “F” Intelligence Kits
Lending a Helping Hand
Snow at the Museum
Gift Shop Feature

February 2015
Spring Break Round Up
A Special Thanks!
Some Highlights of 2014
Gift Shop Feature

January 2015
Collections Highlight
Baylor University Students Conduct Survey
Presentations on the Texas Rangers
Ranger Armstrong Captures Wes Hardin Again!
Highlights From 2014

Holiday Card 2014

December 2014
December Events
New Microfilm Scanner
Texas Ranger Co. A Belgium Reenactors
Last Chance to see
Texas Roots
Please Take Our Survey
In Memoriam
Gift Shop Feature

November 2014
TRHFM Honors Veterans & Active Military
Three Texas Ranger Promotions
Texas Bucket List
Features TRHFM
Texas Ranger Laureates Meeting
RAM Presentation at Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo
Argentine Air Force Visits TRHFM
Upcoming December Events
Gift Shop Feature

October 2014
A New Partnership with Ram
Welcome New Texas Ranger Chief Randy Prince
Welcome to the TRHFM Advisory Board
Donation by Author Rick Miller
Update on Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring
Recap: Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years

September Special Edition
Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years

September 2014
Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years
Guy Benard Speed
Interview with Tony O’Donnell
American Cowboy Collector Edition
Kirby Dendy Day
Dream Wedding Giveaway

August Special Edition
Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring
Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years

August 2014
Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring
Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years
Chief Kirby Dendy Retires
Lieutenant Wakeman
Brazil’s “Barro Branco” Military Police Visit
Texas Ranger Laureates Meeting
Gift Shop Feature

July 2014
Texas Ranger Training: Advanced Forensic Investigations for Hazardous Environments
Update: Distinguished Service
On Board: Split Rock Studios
100 Club Donation
National Day of the Cowboy Celebration
Remembering David Smith

June 2014
Summer Camp!
Arrington Collection
Discovering the Legend
Texas Ranger News
Mounted Horse Patrol Unit at the Capitol
Baylor Club
Gift Shop Feature: Children’s T-shirts

May 2014
Military Appreciation Weekend
George Strait Ticket Giveaway
Coming Soon: Lone Ranger Exhibit
Register Now for Summer Camp
Donation to Distinguished Service
Texas Rangers Help Educate Officers On Identifying Child Abuse
Blue Sofa Highlights Texas Frontier Days
Gift Shop Feature: Dominoes

April 2014
Texas Country Reporter Visits Museum
West Fundraiser
Barbs, Bullets & Blood
Distinguished Service: the Retired Texas Rangers
Recap: Spring Break Round Up
J.J. Cureton
Ovilla Christian School Visits Museum
Army Soldiers Returning Home Visit Museum

March 2014
Spring Break Round Up
Collections Spotlight
Texas Ranger Training
Interdiction for the Protection of Children
Events Around Texas

February 2014
Save the Date: Spring Break Round Up!
Wear Red to Save 10%
48 Hours
New Board Members
Training News
Hollis Rutledge Birthday
Gift Shop Feature: Watches

January 2014
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrates 50 Years of its Founding
Captain Ira Long
Aquilla ISD Career Day
New Canine Teams Join DPS Crime Fighting Efforts
January 2014

December 2013
Big Texas Christmas Present
Bicentennial Laureates
Honor Hike Across America
A Year in Review
Gift Shop Feature

November 2013
Upcoming Events
Revamped: Bonnie & Clyde Exhibit
Armstrong Research Center Collections Donations in the First Year
Armstrong Research Center Seeks Microfilm Reader
TRHFM Supports Naval Officers
Email from Hans-Peter Hußong
Texas Ranger News
Gift Shop Feature: Coming Soon
Texas Main Street City

October 2013
Happy Halloween!
Education Center
Joel Jackson Remembered
Run, Hide, Fight
New 9/11 Memorial
Tex Allen Collection Donation
A Special Thank You
Lifelong Learning at the TRHFM
Knox Center Planters
Bronze Frank Hamer Statue

September 2013
Tom Lea Trail
“German Female Texas Ranger”
Change in Command: Co. “F” Leadership
Donors Sought for Unique Items
Armstrong Center Repository Completed
ICE Presentation

August 2013
Meet Hollywood’s New Rangers
A Call to Serve as Rangers
Waco Police Celebrate 140 Years

July 2013
Lone Ranger Celebration
Register Now for Summer Camp
LaRue .308
Fundraising Campaign
A Surprise Visit
Tales of the Texas Rangers
Junior Ranger Sheriff Woody

200th Anniversary Announcement

June 2013 Special Edition
Tales of the Texas Ranger

June 2013
June 15th Event
Lone Ranger Celebration
Museum Supports West ISD
Arberdeen Student Visits TRHFM
Spindletop Charities, Inc. Grant
Lucile Garrett Plane
Click It or Ticket
TxDOT Exhibit
A Ranger Commission
Aten Exhibit
Recap: Lone Star History Conference II
New Texas DPS Airplane
Summer Camp

May 2013
Texas DPS and the West Explosion
May Events at the Museum
Remembering Captain John Wood
Clint Peoples’ Bowie Knife
Safe Burglary Investigations
DPS Crime Lab Visit
Register Now for Summer Camp

April 2013
Education Report
April 13th Store Coupon
Upcoming May Events
New Products from Grandmas Unplugged
Recap: Spring Break Round Up

Spring Break Round Up 2013

March 2013
Save the Dates
Frank Hamer Statue
Texas Ranger Day & Big Star Texas Night
ATF Memorial Service
Texas DPS News
Spring Break Round Up
Ranger Louis H. Purvis: A Moment in Time
BearCam at the Museum
Gift Shop Feature

February 2013
Save the Dates
Come See Us
Physician’s Money Digest
Museums Rule!
Change of Command: Board Leadership
Save the Date: Spring Break Round Up
CSI: An Educational Program
A Special Visit
Gift Shop Feature

January 2013
Save the Dates
Campus Circle Article
Fort Hood Travel Expo
With This Ring Bridal Extravaganza
Big Texas Christmas Present
Retired Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Passes
Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Visits Las Vegas
Book Your Wedding in Knox Center

December 2012
Holiday Hours
Gift Shop Guaranteed Christmas Delivery
End of Year Donations
Featured on the Web
Big Texas Christmas Present
Purvis Collection
Book Donation
A Year In Review

November 2012
Save the Dates
2013 Board Members
TWP Article
97.5 FM Interview
A Special Thanks!
Military Appreciation Day
Big Texas Christmas Present
End of an Icon
Artifact Spotlight
TRAF Scholarships
Gift Shop Feature

October 2012
Artifact Spotlight
Barbs, Bullets & Blood
Cindy Leon Visits TRHFM
Texas Ranger Education Center
Gift Shop Feature
Donation from the Krist Foundation
Save the Dates
Wild West Festival
Alton C. Allen Historical Conference
News 92 FM Interview
Williamson County Sun Article

Special Edition Newsletter – Barbs, Bullets & Blood
Read about our upcoming special event on Saturday, Sept. 29th

September 2012
H-E-B Tournament of Champions Donation
September 1, 2012
Major Bryant Wells
Run, Hide, Fight
Video on the Museum
Houston Fundraiser for TRHFM
Hank Whitman Retires as Chief
Kirby Dendy Appointed Chief
John Forsting’s 1858 Remington Revolver

August 2012
Featured in HOG
Crime in Texas
TCPAAA Convention
Texas Collectibles
Sheriff Kirk Donation
Bonnie and Clyde Painting
Photos from Summer Camp
Tales of the Texas Ranger Anniversary
The New Waco Convention Center

July 2012
Armstrong Research Center Video
1,000 Fans on Facebook
NTDSC Visits the Museum
Now Available in H-E-B
Chamber After Hours
Summer Camp
We’re on Pinterest!
Artifact Donation
I-35 Construction

June Special Edition
See photographs and read about the building dedication of the Tobin and Anne Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center on Saturday, June 9th

June 2012
Hot Off the Press!
Armstrong Research Center Dedication
Register for Summer Camp
Barbs, Bullets & Blood
Gift Shop Feature

May 2012
Upcoming Events
Two Awards from Locals Love Us
A Collection from Harold Star, Jr.
TTCC and TTIA Tour and Reception
Armstrong Research Center Update
R We There Yet, Mom?
Discovering the Legend

April 2012
Save the Dates!
New Texas Ranger Equipment
Spring Break Round Up
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division at the Hall of Fame
Fallen Tree Becomes a Collectable

March Special Edition

March 2012
Spring Break Round Up
Now on Exhibit
Construction Update
A Texas Ranger Promotion
Trivia Answer

February 2012
Trivia Contest
The Parkers
Discovering the Legend
Gift Shop Feature

January 2012
Captured on Film
Museum Donations
Construction Update
John Knox Memorial Center

December 2011
Museum Licenses Texas Ranger Products
Educational Support
Upcoming Event: December 10th
A Year In Review

November 2011
The Texas Ranger Dispatch
Tobin and Anne Armstrong Texas Ranger Resarch Center
The Lone Ranger and Clayton Moore Exhibits
Texas Rangers and Surveyors
Big Texas Christmas Present
Commemorative Coins

October 2011
School Programs at TRHFM
Fuji TV Japan Features Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
New Exhibit Features Sketches by Joseph Mikeska
Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center Renovation Update
Giddings, Texas 140th Anniversary Celebration

September 2011
New Resistol cowboy hats
New series Discovering the Legend
TRHFM PSA wins national Telly Award
City of Waco water bill coupon reminder

August 2011
Renovation Begins
Challenge Coin
Newly Updated Exhibit
Store Featured Item
Davy Crockett
Waco Spotlight
Independence Day
July 4th

July 2011
Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center Construction Update
Texas Ranger Reunion 2011
Captain John Wood
Civil War Summer Camp
Business After Hours
Captain E.G. Albers

June 2011 Special Edition
Civil War Soldier Reenactors event

June 2011
Military Appreciation
1 Year Anniversary
Lone Star History Conference
Father’s Day Store Special

May 2011
Military Appreciation
Major Kirby Dendy
Ranger Jim
Knox Center Deck
Civil War Summer Camp
Store Feature

April 2011
A Fond Farewell
Texas Drug Wars
A Visit from China
Recap: Spring Break Round Up
Recap: Texas Independence Celebration

March 2011
Spring Break Round Up
Oral History: Texas Ranger Robert Favor
Town Hall Meeting
An Artist Remembered
Store Feature

February 2011
A Love Story: Britton and Mary Johnson
Two upcoming gala events
Recaps: Knox Open House and Lone Ranger Fan Day
February Store Feature: Lone Ranger commemorative knives
And More!

January 2011 Special Edition
Knox Center Open House

January 2011
New Collections Artifacts Donated
A New Texas Ranger Dispatch
Sucess! The Big Texas Christmas Present
Honorary Texas Rangers
And More!

Holiday Greeting 1

Holiday Greeting 2

December 2010
Joseph F. Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire on November 24, 1874
Opening Reception for Featured Painting
Exhibits Update: The Wright Family
New Gift Shop Items

November 2010
Honored Guests: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Former Prisoners of War Advisory Committee
Renovation Update: Knox Center
Big Texas Christmas Present Event
Texas Ranger Gifts

October 2010
Distinguished Guests in 2010
Battle of Plum Creek: Painting on Loan
3 New Artifacts Donated
Texas Ranger Captains
A Partnership Serving Texas Rangers
And More!

September 2010
Education Center Update
Construction Update: Knox Center and Armstrong Library
Texas Rangers in France

August 2010
DPS Diamond Jubilee: History of the Department of Public Safety
Labor Day Special
Summer Fun Round Up Coloring Contest Winners

July 2010
Summer Fun Round Up
New Texas Ranger Ranks
Colt 1911 Tribute
Knox Renovation Update
Medal of Valor Presentation

June 2010
Texas Ranger Public Safety Education Center Open
Upcoming Summer Events: Father’s Day and Fourth of July
Oral History Except: Captain Bob Mitchell
Taub Hallway Updated

May 2010
Robert Duvall Visits the Museum
Robert Duvall PSA in Your Area
Memorial Day Special
Trivia Question and Answer

April 2010
Museum Gift Shop Special: Pillows (now sold out)
Mark Your Calendars: Summer Events
Spring Break Round Up Recap

March 2010
New Issue of The Dispatch
Spring Break Round Up
Expanding the Board
Snow in Waco

January 2010
New Website!
New Exhibit: Michener’s Texas (now closed)
Research Center Campaign
And More!

November 2009
Late Night Shopping Event
The Lone Ranger Collection
A Great Safe and Spooky
TGCA Exhibit

October 2009
Safe and Spooky Community Carnival

August 2009
Texas Highways magazine
New Issue of The Dispatch

June 2009
Father’s Day Announcement