Welcome to the Former Texas Rangers Foundation – a 35-year-old organization dedicated to preserving the history of one of Texas’ oldest and world-renown institutions – the Texas Rangers.  In our site, you will find much information about one of the greatest law enforcement agencies in the world including Ranger history, vintage photographs, merchandise, Ranger Tales, upcoming events and most importa ntly, how you can be a part of Texas history by joining forces with the Former Texas Rangers Foundation. 

Joe Davis ~ Retired Texas Ranger


Join Up
            The Former Texas Rangers Foundation was organized to support the mission of the Former Texas Rangers Association, a 113-year-old organization consisting exclusively of Texas Rangers and their descendents dedicated to preserving Texas Ranger history.  The Foundation organizers shared a strong desire to provide the necessary support to this group of dedicated, retired Texas Rangers and their families.  Their vision and dedication with the creation of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation now allows for individuals and corporations to join the ranks of these Texas Rangers by supporting Texas Ranger history with membership opportunities through the Foundation.  And now, with our variety of memberships, everyone can join up with the Rangers and be a part of preserving Texas Ranger history.  I hope that you will consider enlisting with us.

Our Project
            The current focus of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation is to provide Texans and visitors to the Lone Star state the opportunity to experience first-hand the history, the philosophy and the life experiences of one of Texas’ oldest institutions –   the Texas Rangers – with the future Texas Rangers Heritage Center.  An interactive complex of Texas Ranger history, the Center will provide both the Foundation and Association with the opportunity to host seminars and educational programs, house a complete library of Ranger archives, host permanent and traveling exhibits of Ranger artifacts and provide an important educational experience with the seven interactive timeline exhibits that tell the story of the Texas Rangers beginning in 1823 and ending with today’s Texas Rangers.  A trust testament to Texas Ranger history, the Center will be the only comprehensive complex of its kind accessible to visitors throughout the year.

Stay A While
I hope that you will take some time and learn about the Former Texas Rangers Foundation, our rich history and our efforts to preserve this history for future generations.  As a retired Texas Ranger, I would like to personally invite you to pull up a chair, look through our site and stay a while.  Like the Texas Rangers, we’ll be here when you need us and now, we need your help to join us by becoming a part of that special breed known as the Texas Rangers.   

            Thank you for your interest and I look forward to your support. 

Joe B. Davis, President
Texas Ranger Retired

Former Texas Rangers Foundation -   P.O. Box 3195   -   103 Industrial Loop, Ste 700   -   Fredericksburg, TX  78624

Toll Free Telephone:  888-766-4055  -  Fax:  830-990-1121  -  Office Line:  830-990-1192

The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is affiliated with the Former Texas Rangers Association which are Non-Profit Organizations and should not be confused with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum which is a Department of the City of Waco.