Frank Hamer

Newly Reopened P.A. Smith Hotel Recalls the Opulent Railroad Town Days of Navasota’s Past

January 21, 2022 | By Heather Brand

On the last day of 2021, the P.A. Smith Hotel in Navasota reopened after being closed to guests more than 130 years ago.

Bonnie and Clyde Movie Brings New Attention to Sulphur Springs Writer

April 25, 2019 | By Gary Borders

The recent release of the movie The Highwaymen on Netflix has introduced a new generation to Hamer, a famed Texas Ranger. Starring Kevin Costner as Hamer and Woody Harrelson as his sidekick, Manny Gault, the film recounts the chase and ambush of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker—the notorious robbers and killers who carved a swath of terror throughout the South and Midwest in the 1930s until their deaths in Louisiana on May 23, 1934.

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