The South Texas Renegades
Rence Gaylon 5th
Who are they?
The Texas Rangers, Mexican Army and Juan N. Cortina
The Texas Rangers were law enforcements that were sent to the lower Rio Grande in 1875 to establish peace, but they somehow just added more problems. Known for their ruthlessness, many innocent people especially Mexican Americans were mistreated. Juan N. Cortina stepped up as a protector of the rights of Mexicans and Tejanos and he clashed among the authorities. The Texas Rangers though of him as an outlaw and was blamed for the violence along the Rio Grande. They could not catch him, but the Mexican army did. The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Army helped gradually reduce the lawlessness in the border, but it took a steady pace before it returned to peace.