FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry heads to the Texas Hill Country to help break ground for a center that celebrates the long history of the state's oldest law enforcement agency.
Perry will help break ground Tuesday in Fredericksburg for the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. The center will be operated by the nonprofit Former Texas Ranger Foundation to preserve Ranger artifacts and history.
According to the foundation's website, the highlight of the center will be five interactive timeline exhibits that tell the story of the Texas Rangers beginning in 1823, when Stephen F. Austin swore in the first Rangers.
"Located on a scenic site on the banks of Baron's Creek in the Texas Hill Country, the future Texas Rangers Heritage Center will continue the efforts of the 113 year-old Former Texas Rangers Association’s commitment to preserving Ranger artifacts and history," the site says.
"Since 1936, the Association has maintained a display of Ranger artifacts in conjunction with the Trail Drivers and Pioneers at Memorial Hall in San Antonio to fulfill their mission and share these important artifacts with visitors."
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