Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
News from The
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
79th Texas Legislature has approved funds to build a new headquarters
for Texas Rangers Company ("F") and a Public Safety Education
Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.
Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the official, State-designated historical
center of the of the legendary law enforcement agency. The City of Waco
was appointed its trustee in 1964. It has operated for 37 years in partnership
with the Texas Rangers and Texas DPS.
City of Waco, trustee of the hall of Fame and Museum, will provide land
and continue its contribution of utilities and operational support in
exchange for the honor of of hosting the State's largest Ranger company
headquarters at the museum.
The $2.1 million
project 8,700 square foot project is designed by Carter-Burgess of Fort
Worth will provide two resources for the people of Texas:
"F" Headquarters—Texas Rangers Company "F"
Headquarters will replace an obsolete office that has served almost
40 years. Company "F", the largest of six detachments of Rangers,
conducts criminal investigations and assists local law enforcement in
a 45 county area in Central Texas.
Rangers of Company "F" in 1997
Governor George W. Bush
Education Center—The multipurpose
Public Safety Education Center will host youth and adult public safety
programs through collaborations with State and regional law enforcement
agencies. I will also provide space for in-service law enforcement training
and exhibits on the current Texas Rangers and their mission.
Ranger Joe Hutson and Boy Scout Troop
R. William Warren,
Chairman of the museum board, stated:
Company "F" is the most important on-site educational resource
of the Hall of Fame and Museum. They link the 182 year history of the
Texas Rangers to the present. Securing a modern headquarters, and increasing
our Public Safety educational resources, is the first priority of our
Hall of Fame and Museum Director, expressed thanks to the legislators
and citizens who supported the initiative.
We want to
thank Senator Kip Averitt, Representative Charles "Doc" Anderson,
Chairman Jim Pitts and Vice-Chair Vilma Luna of the House Appropriations
Committee and Representative Jim Dunnam. Their sponsorship was instrumental
in securing State partnership.
We are also grateful
to the private donors who contributed funds, the citizens of Waco who
provided land and financial support, our Board members and hundreds
of Junior Texas Ranger youths who contributed to the project.