Texas Ranger Bass Outlaw let his bad habits get the best of him in 1893. He was temporarily in charge of D Company when he went to the Buckhorn Saloon in Alpine. Outlaw got more and more plastered as he played poker with an ex-Ranger named Anglin. Outlaw lost his entire stake by midnight, and Anglin prepared to leave. Outlaw pulled a gun on him, accusing him of cheating. Local Sheriff Jim Gillett—also a former Ranger stepped in to stop things. Outlaw was fired the next day, but rehired a few months later.
True West June 2023