Old West re-enactors Texas Guns visit Langtry

Jennifer Fry

Staff Writer

Members of the Uvalde-based Texas Guns were on hand in Langtry Nov. 1 to celebrate the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center’s 50th year of operation.

One hundred twenty people, including schoolchildren and tourists, came out for the celebration. The Texas Guns re-enacted scenes of 19th century life in the Wild West, which included a skit about fool’s gold.

Mike Parker, a re-enactor from Del Rio, was present to play the part of Judge Bean alongside the Texas Guns.

Jack Skiles, the center’s first supervisor, now in his 90s, spoke on the history of the center and the life of Judge Bean. The event was put on by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Texas Guns have been featured in a variety of film and television series, including “The Alamo” from 1959 and 2003, “Walker Texas Rangers,” “Unsolved Mysteries” and “Road to El Paso.” Members have received various awards for their work, including best actress and most authentic dress.


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