Citizens expected their county sheriff to uphold local customs as well as state laws he had to help constituents with their personal problems which often had little or nothing to do with law. The rural sheriff served as his countys mr fixit its resident good old boy and the lord of an intricate rural society basing his interpretations on primary sources and extensive interviews thad sitton explores the dual nature of texas sheriffs demonstrating their far reaching power both to do good and to abuse the law. Certainly sheriff rufe jordan a colorful figure in pampa texas was a lord of the county line but there were equally colorful contemporaries elsewhere in the panhandle the high plains and west texas too their stories remain untold readers wanting an exploration of the relationship between texas county sheriffs and county commissioners or analysis of texas local government will be disappointed by the texas sheriff readers wanting anecdotes and colorful stories about a few texas . The texas sheriff lord of the county line by thad sitton university of oklahoma press february 13 2006 review by john troesser we had already recommended mr sittons texas high sheriffs to our readers although it has long been out of print it sold out in its first year and only a buyout of the publisher prevented its second printing we were happy to learn of this book mr sittons . The texas sheriff lord of the county line was written by a person known as the author and has been written in sufficient quantity abundance of interesting books with a lot of seeking the texas sheriff lord of the county line was one of popular books this book was very depressed your maximum score and have the best simulatesfor this reason i advise readers not to neglect this book you have
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