Texas Rangers ride into Fredericksburg Texas Rangers ride into Fredericksburg https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=61462013-10-03T09:55:00Z2013-10-03T07:00:00Z

FREDERICKSBURG, GILLESPIE COUNTY - The $10 million Texas Rangers Heritage Center has broken ground after 14 years of planning and fundraising.

A pavilion, amphitheater, bell tower and memorial to fallen Rangers are all slated to open in fall 2014.

“Living-history re-enactments and one-on-one conversations with real Rangers will take place as old and young alike learn how the choices they make today will influence their lives forever,” according to a news release on the project. The museum's exhibits will include Texas Ranger artifacts on display since 2006 at the Buckhorn Saloon.

The City of Fredericksburg owns the site, which is being leased for a small fee to the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.

Roughly $4 million in building funds have been collected for the project, with more than $5 million still needed; no date has been set for construction of the final phase of the project, according to Joe Davis, foundation president.

“Nothing chills the heart of a wrongdoer more than the phrase 'The Rangers are looking for you,'” said Gov. Rick Perry.

“It's a sad state of affairs that most kids today know the Texas Rangers as an Arlington baseball team,” said Rep. Doug Miller, R-New Braunfels.

Read more at the San Antonio Express-News.

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