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We-Were-Illegal-Jessica-Goudeau-book-excerptAustin writer Jessica Goudeau’s second book, We Were Illegal: Uncovering a Texas Family’s Mythmaking and Migration, which was published this week by Viking, is a deeply researched examination of the lives—and lies—of Goudeau’s extended clan, who first came to Texas in the 1820s. When my classmates asked me, as a new fourth grader in Memphis, Tennessee, recently transplanted from San Antonio, if I knew any Texas Rangers, they were probably thinking of the baseball team. But the famed law enforcement agency that goes by the same name was the most Texas-y thing I had going for me. My great-uncle Frank Probst had been a Ranger, and I could tell them about the visits we’d made when I was growing up to his ranch, not far…

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