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Jovita Idár circa 1905; Employees including Idár (second from right) in the print shop of El Progreso newspaper in Laredo in 1914.Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google. Read the transcript below. Subscribe Apple Podcasts — Spotify — Stitcher — Google Podcasts So we sat down and he says, “I need to let you know that your great-grandfather was massacred by the Texas Rangers.” And we said, “Uncle John, the Texas Rangers don’t go around killing people. They’re supposed to be helping people.” He says, “No, not our family.”Arlinda ValenciaWith the dawn of the twentieth century came the end of the Old West, and Texans began to wonder whether the Texas Rangers were still necessary. But after the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution, as fighters crossed into Texas to raid ranches, Texas hired hundreds more Rangers to defend the state—many with hardly any qualifications. The atmosphere of suspicion and…

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