As Assistant Director of Texas DPS for the Texas
Ranger Division, I'd like to welcome you to the Internet
site of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
and Museum -- the Official State Museum, Hall of Fame and
Repository for the Texas Rangers. We are honored by your
This site provides information about our agency and its heritage
of service. The Rangers have protected the people of Texas
since 1823, when colonizer Stephen F. Austin called for
men to "Range" the frontier.
The modern Texas Rangers are an investigative
division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The
150 Rangers authorized by the Texas Legislature are posted
across Texas in six companies with headquarters in Houston,
Garland, Lubbock, McAllen, El Paso, and
Waco/San Antonio with
an administrative headquarters office in Austin. The
Rangers have been called one of the most effective investigative
law enforcement agencies in the world.
These highly motivated men and women, selected from many
outstanding candidates, take pride in the colorful traditions
they have inherited and the modern challenges they face.
As living symbols of a unique heritage, they wear the boots,
white hats and pistol belts of their predecessors.
As elite law enforcement officers of the 21st century,
they have added college degrees, networked computers, cell
phones and state-of-the-art forensic analyses. The Texas
Rangers are a heritage to be valued and a symbol of service
for future generations.
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco is a cooperative
project of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas
Rangers and the City of Waco. It preserves and interprets
a unique heritage of service spanning three centuries. We
hope you will visit the next time you are in Waco.