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    • The Last Sheriff in Texas

    • A True Tale of Violence and the Vote
    • By: James P. McCollom
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beeville, Texas, was the most American of small towns - the place that GIs had fantasized about while fighting through the ruins of Europe, a place of good schools, clean streets, and churches. Old West justice ruled, as evidenced by a 1947 shootout when outlaws surprised popular sheriff Vail Ennis at a gas station and shot him five times, point-blank, in the belly. Ennis managed to draw his gun and put three bullets in each assailant. Supportive telegrams from all across America poured into Beeville's tiny post office. Then a second violent incident threw Ennis into the crosshairs of public opinion once again.

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