Billy Jim Horton, a reporter for the Fort Worth Daily, hears a story about an old man in Paradise Texas that claims to be Billy the Kid. History has "the Kid" being shot and killed in 1881 by Sherriff Pat Garrett. The editor of the paper allows Billy Jim to use his forthcoming vacation to follow the story.
The Gateauxs' and the Wileys' feud didn't match the ferocity of the Hatfields' and the McCoys' but they didn't like each other. The other members of the warring families could not stop the marriage of Jacque and Mellissa Jane. Boo was the product of that union.
Jacque taught a reluctant Boo to fight at the tender age of four.
His elementary school days were highlighted in a battle with the 2nd grade class bully. Boo's training in fisticuffs paid off and he wiped the bully for pushing the little girl he had a crush on and making her cry.