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Horrell-Higgins Feud Was A Bloody Affair

Under pressure from Major John B. Jones of the Texas Rangers, the surviving members of the Horrell and Higgins clans signed a formal treaty on August 2, 1877 ending their Lampasas feud.

But within the year Tom and Mart Horrell were executed in their jail cells by a Meridian mob.  Brother Sam, last of the five siblings left alive, moved to Oregon, and Pink, leader of the HIggins faction, lived out his days as a ranch detective in the Panhandle.

Bloody Last Act of East Texas Feud

“When the sun rose over San Augustine on June 4, 1900, two dozen or more early-bird snipers already encircled the courthouse.  The curtain was about to go up on the last act of a long-running East Texas feud.”

That is how the “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, June 4 through Tuesday, June 10 begins.  Don’t miss reading it in your local newspaper or with your own private email subscription available on this web site.