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Monday Movie Madness: King of the Texas Rangers

Hello Posse,

Today's blog is going to be short and sweet. I know I write that a lot but today it is definitely true. I am working hard on getting the podcast going. The first episode is coming this Wednesday, February 2nd. You can check out a sound sample here. (<--- click to listen)

I need to get back to work getting everything set up and ready to go. If you would like to support the podcast you can do so by buying Dianne Burckhardt a coffee at or just click the button below to go. All donations are going toward buying new equipment for the podcast set up. The good news is, the same equipment can be used to record the audiobooks.

Now, on to the movie!

This title falls right in with one of my favorite childhood memories, old black and white serials. King of the Texas Rangers is a Republic production and was released in 1941.

This serial is a bit different than many of the others I always loved. This storyline is just before the U.S. entered World War II. Unlike the other serials Republic released, this story was set in the time when there was a mix of traditional western era trappings with a mix of the modern mechanized world that was emerging across the globe.

This serial features Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Moore, Duncan Renaldo, Charles Trowbridge, Herbert Rawlinson, Frank Darien, Rudolph Anders, Jack Ingram, and Joseph Forte. Each installment runs about 17 to 18 minutes with the first episode being the longest at just over 29 minutes.

When one of the Texas Rangers is killed, his son, Tom ( Baugh), joins up with the intent to avenge his father's murder. Tom is charged with bringing in foreign agents while he tracks those responsible for his father's death. John Barton (Hamilton) seems like a trustworthy citizen but he works for a mysterious gang leader known as His Excellency (Anders).

Tom joins forces with Sally Crane (Moore), a reporter and Lt. Pedro Garcia (Renaldo) of the Mexican police. Together they cross the border to stop the gang and to save Professor Nelson (Forte). He has developed a revolutionary new fuel and the would do anything to get control of the professor and his invention.

As with all good serials, there are lots of good cliffhanger endings, but in the end you always know the good guys are going to prevail!

Movie Snack Recipe

Today's recipe is actually just a photo. I found this online and it is attributed to YaasssWitches (<-- check out their etsy page) on etsy, but I cannot find a recipe anywhere. The good news is, the photo is pretty self explanatory.

I thought these would make great skewer snacks. I plan to surprise my husband with these for the Super Bowl along with some mini hot dogs.

It would be so easy to make these plant based or even vegan. You can mix it up and have some with mushrooms and swiss, some with jalapenos and cheddar, or even just the standard favorite cheese burger. Let your imagination run!


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Now, you know what time it is, posse! It's time to grab your snacks and settle in for another great western movie.



King Of The Texas Rangers - Ep.1, The Fifth Column Strikes

King Of The Texas Rangers - Ep.2, Dead End


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