Former Texas Ranger Ramiro "Ray" Martinez




Former Texas Ranger Ramiro “Ray” Martinez will be the featured speaker for the local chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) at their first meeting of the year at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9, at the Burnet High School cafeteria.The public is invited to attend and give a warm Burnet County welcome to Ranger Martinez.

Peace officer Ray Martinez became well known in 1966 when he was instrumental in bringing down the University of Texas tower sniper.

A peace officer for over 30 years, Ranger Martinez will speak on “The Evolution of the Texas Rangers”. Joy Shirley, president of the local DRT Jane Wells Wood Chapter, said “We are excited and honored to host such a well known lawman for our first meeting after our summer break.We want to invite the public, especially our local peace officers, to hear about Ranger Martinez’s distinguished career”.

The DRT is a lineal organization whose goal is to educate, research, preserve, and protect the history of the Republic of Texas. For more information about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) go to, or call Dr. Jane Knapik at 830-693-9102 for information about the local chapter.


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