A badman is not necessarily a bad man, but he is not a man to mess with. He might be a killer, a con artist, or even a Texas Ranger with his own ideas about law enforcement; or he might just be 'wuthless'. A bad woman might be a criminal too, or she might just be one who didn't conform to accepted notions of womanly conduct in her time and place. C.F. Eckhardt tells the stories your teacher never told you about Texas outlaws. Some are famous, and some you may never have heard of. All of them were out for their share of the good life in Texas.
For Starters... In the Beginning... Texas's First Claim-Jumper The Murder of Juan Jose Zevallos The Murderous Yocums of the Big Thicket A Lake Called ""Haunted"" The Man Who Became Judge Roy Bean The Silver at Lockhart How Elgin Got Its Name Gone Like Lottie's Eye Who Was John Wesley Hardin, Anyway--and Why Do People Say Such Awful Things about Him? The Great Gunfight that Wasn't The Ballard of Sam Bass The Murder of Ben Thompson The Devil's Disciple of Waco The Peculiar Incident of the Public Arch The Wild Bunch in Texas Gregorio Cortez The Unfortunate Circumstances Surrounding the Moral Motion Picture Film Company The Badman Nobody Knows When Santa Claus Robbed the Bank The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde Jennifer is Waiting