Book Club Blogs The Governor’s Hounds

The Governor’s Hounds, published by University of Texas Press, is a comprehensive history of the three years the State Police were active. Included are the reasons Gov. Davis established the force, dramatic accounts of their activities in several Texas counties, and an incident in a Lampasas saloon that led to the end of the Texas State Police. Drawing extensively on a wealth of previously untouched records in the Texas State Archives, as well as other contemporary sources, this groundbreaking book is the first objective assessment of the Texas State Police and its role in maintaining law and order in Reconstruction Texas.

On Tuesday March 8 at 7:30 p.m., Texas PBS will present an online discussion with Donaly Brice, coauthor of The Governor’s Hounds with the late Barry Crouch. Readers will have the opportunity to chat with Brice about the unrest in Texas during Reconstruction and the activities of the State Police. To participate, go to

Can’t wait to see you all there!


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