Crouch, Barry A., 1941-

The governor's hounds : the Texas State Police, 1870-1873 / by Barry A. Crouch and Donaly E. Brice. - xi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. - Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 30 . - Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 30. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Murder: an inalienable state right -- An "untiring enemy to all evil-doers": the formation of the state police -- "An affair only equalled by the exploits of the comanches": the Hill County imbroglio -- "The dark recesses of their hearts": the state police and martial law in Walker County -- A shamelessly disloyal community: the state police and Limestone/Freestone Counties -- The job is relentless: state policemen in action -- Lampasas: the death of the state police.

9780292726796 (cloth : alk. paper) 0292726791 (cloth : alk. paper)

2011005076


Texas State Police--History.


Police, State--History--Texas--19th century.
Law enforcement--History--Texas--19th century.

HV7571.T4 / C76 2011

363.209764