Texas Rangers - what do they do exactly?

I’ve heard references to Texas rangers, but I’m not quite sure what their duties include. Is there a parallel in other states, say like State Troopers? Or are they more like an investigation agency (like the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)?

Sure you’re not thinking of these Texas Rangers?

Here ya go.

Or, perhaps THIS Texas Ranger?

They range.

They’re a state equivalent to the FBI, same as Tennessee’s BI, or Oklahoma’s, where I work. Our agency shares some agents who specialize in catching cattle agents with them, and they do a calf fry at the annual OSBI conference. So you could say the Rangers eat balls, too. :smiley: