Discovering the Legend


Featured Videos: Discovering the Legend

Produced by The City of Waco

Presented by The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, this series takes a look at some interesting stories covering more than two centuries of law enforcement by the revered members of the Texas Rangers.

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This finding guide of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum’s TV show Discovering the Legend is organized by topic and then episode order. Some episodes may be in more than one category.

Modern Ranger Interviews and Presentations

  • Episode 5: Frank Malinak Presentation about the Rangers of Today. 25 minutes 16 seconds.
  • Episode 11: So You Wanna Be a Ranger with Ranger Jason Bobo. 28 minutes 49 seconds.
  • Episode 15: Texas Ranger Tactical Capabilities with Texas Ranger Kirby Dendy. 25 minutes 51 seconds.
  • Episode 17: Artifacts from Ranger Ira Long; Ranger Cody Mitchell interview about the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children Program. 14 minutes 14 seconds.
  • Episode 19: Ranger Jake Burson Presentation on the Lifestyle of a Ranger. 43 minutes 59 seconds.
  • Episode 22: Texas Ranger Captain Barry Caver. 19 minutes 58 seconds.
  • Episode 29: Texas Ranger Conversations- James Thomas. 16 minutes 21 seconds.
  • Episode 30: Texas Ranger Conversations- Corey Lain. 23 minutes 58 seconds.
  • Episode 31: Texas Ranger Conversations- Matt Cawthon. 21 minutes 32 seconds.
  • Episode 32: Texas Ranger Conversations- Jake Burson. 12 minutes 5 seconds.

Historic Ranger Presentations by Authors and Historians

  • Episode 7: Wire Wars Pt. 1 with Author Michael Barr. 26 minutes 44 seconds.
  • Episode 8: Wire Wars Pt. 2 with Author Michael Barr. 29 minutes 45 seconds.
  • Episode 9: Wire Wars Pt. 3 with Author Michael Barr. 26 minutes 44 seconds. 30 minutes.
  • Episode 10: Wire Wars Pt. 4 with Author Michael Barr. 32 minutes 44 seconds.
  • Episode 12: Marshals and Rangers with Historian David S. Turk. 21 minutes 8 seconds.
  • Episode 13: She Out-Rangered the Rangers with Author Jan Devereaux. 29 minutes.
  • Episode 14: Guns of the Rangers with Historian Doug Dukes. 50 minutes 39 seconds.
  • Episode 16: The Fightin’ Aten Brothers with Author Bob Alexander. 51 minutes 38 seconds.
  • Episode 23: Muzzleloaders to Machine Guns: Evolving Tools of the Texas Rangers with Historian Doug Dukes. 17 minutes 7 seconds.
  • Episode 24: Gun Fighter-ology with Historian Dr. Bill O’Neal, State Historian of Texas. 58 minutes 41 seconds.
  • Episode 26: REEL Rangers with Historian Bill O’Neal. 29 minutes 55 seconds.
  • Episode 33: Doug Dukes Walker Creek with Historian Doug Dukes. 26 minutes 14 seconds.

Museum Artifacts, Exhibits and Presentations

  • Episode 1: James Greer; Lone Ranger Exhibit Highlights; Kirk Sheriff’s Association new museum artifacts; Chuck and Aaron Norris voted as Honorary Texas Rangers. 6 minutes 13 seconds.
  • Episode 2: Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. 18 minutes 1 second.
  • Episode 3: Lee Herring painting of Britt Johnson; Texas Ranger Manuel T. Gonzaullas. 14 minutes 18 seconds.
  • Episode 4: Donald Yena Paintings; Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones artifacts. 5 minutes 31 seconds.
  • Episode 6: Bonnie & Clyde Lee Herring Painting and Ranger Chief Hank Whitman’s Helicopter Helmet. 5 minutes 42 seconds.
  • Episode 17: Artifacts from Ranger Ira Long; Ranger Cody Mitchell interview about the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children Program. 14 minutes 14 seconds.
  • Episode 18: The Art of Lee Herring, Interview with Lee Herring. 10 minutes 18 seconds.
  • Episode 20: Distinguished Service Museum Exhibit. 7 minutes 56 seconds.
  • Episode 21: New museum artifacts: Andrew Carter Shirt; Map of Texas; Army Challenge Coins; and the Republic of Texas Separatist group flag and arm band. 6 minutes 54 seconds.
  • Episode 25: Texas Ranger Captain John Coffee “Jack” Hays. 9 minutes 51 seconds.
  • Episode 28: Jim Bowie Knife Presentation. 16 minutes 14 seconds.
  • Episode 27: Sam Houston Portrait Conservation. 8 minutes 54 seconds.
  • Episode 34: Sutton-Taylor Feud; The Sutton Collection: Feuds and Family Museum Exhibit. 10 minutes 8 seconds.

Art and Artists

  • Episode 3: Lee Herring painting of Britt Johnson; Texas Ranger Manuel T. Gonzaullas. 14 minutes 18 seconds.
  • Episode 4: Donald Yena Paintings; Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones artifacts. 5 minutes 31 seconds.
  • Episode 6: Bonnie & Clyde Lee Herring Painting and Ranger Chief Hank Whitman’s Helicopter Helmet. 5 minutes 42 seconds.
  • Episode 18: The Art of Lee Herring, Interview with Lee Herring. 10 minutes 18 seconds.
  • Episode 27: Sam Houston Portrait Conservation. 8 minutes 54 seconds.

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