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Written by Lois Rodriguez

It’s not hard to imagine the crusty judge dispensing law and liquor at the Jersey Lilly. According to writer C.L. Sonnichsen, “Nothing pleased the old man so much as public attention, and he displayed himself conscientously on his porch at train time so people would see him.”

When it comes to tales about Judge Roy Bean, “the Law West of the Pecos,” it’s dern near impossible to stomp out a whopper, once it gets into circulation.

Topped with whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of chocolate shavings, the chocolate cream pie at Kyle's Texas Pie Company takes dessert to new heights. (Photo by Alberto Martinez)

Topped with whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of chocolate shavings, the chocolate cream pie at Kyle's Texas Pie Company takes dessert to new heights.  (Photo by Alberto Martinez)

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