Banister Was There
John R. Banister, As A Texas Ranger
A lover of horses, of good livestock, a devoted family man, and of law observance.
Banister Was There
More can be said about him and that is why this book was written to tell some of the things that he did to help build the west.
And now about Leona Banister Bruce, the author.
Daughter of a Texas Ranger who served also as a Treasury agent, inspector for the Southwest Cattlemen's Association, and a sheriff, daughter of the first woman sheriff in the United States and also a former deputy sheriff and postmaster now with her husband C.D. Bruce, operator of a ranch for breeding fine quarter horses and cattle at Santa Anna, Texas.
Told by her mother that she should write the story of her famous father, she produced her first book entitled Trickham, Texas. This was a delightful record of the western area where she grew up and of the people who made the story possible.
Then she launched into the more formidable job of telling how the west grew up and a man who helped to make it law abiding and civilized, the Banister Who Was There when things began to happen.
You will be excited and thrilled by this book (some of which takes place in our area) that is told in such a living fashion that the people who, indeed were alive, seem alive once more.
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SEAL Team Six
When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALS, when the SEALsend their elite, they send SEAL Team Six.
After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of Seal Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary Seal Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally, as a member of SEALTeam Six, he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: the Marines' Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the eighteen snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best, which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.
Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian Warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The rest I will leave to the reader. I could not put this book aside, I assure the reader this book you will never forget!
One other book I'd like to mention --The Guide to Geothermal, How to Harvest Earth's Free Energy for Heating and Cooling, Donald Blaise Lloyd, Forward by Michael Hunt.
If you want to learn about the best way to heat and cool your house, this is the place to start. Discover why geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient technology for heating and cooling, and how all homes, new or retrofit, in hot or cool climates, can use this reliable, silent, nonpolluting way of extracting free energy from the earth.
While I don't understand all I'd like to know about Geothermal, I know more than when I started. This has to be the thing in the future.
See you at Rylander.
is a secret unit tasked with counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and counter in- surgency. In this dramatic behind the scenes chronicle, Howard E. Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces Snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S), the toughest and longest military training in the world., Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin when the Rangers were needed, he was there when Treasury agents were called upon to stop cattle smuggling across the Rio Grande, he was there to put a stop to cattle rustling and he was one of the finest sheriffs Texas ever had., by Leona Banister Bruce