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Several of the cowboys who contributed to The Gruene Cowboy also served as Texas Rangers. Wrote T.J. Garner (with characteristic understatement): "In the fall of 1870 I joined the Texas Rangers at Gonzales, and was mustered in at San Antonio. Went to Montague County and fought Indians that winter and also the following spring and summer. Had some close calls but came out without a scratch." Two years later, he headed up the trails.