Texas Rangers is based the book Taming of the Neuces Strip: The Story of McNelly's Rangers by George Durham. It is a post-Civil War film loosely built around the exploits of Leander H. McNelly and his team of Texas Rangers. It features Dylan McDermott as McNelly, Ashton Kutchur and John King Fisher is played by Alfred Molina. During the Civil War the Texas Rangers disband and fight on the side of the Confederate Army. Afterwards, bedlam and anarchy run ramped throughout Texas as Mexicans pour across the border, Native Americans attempt to reclaim what they feel entitled to and pillage what they can, while renegade outlaws wreak havoc without restraint.
The Governor of Texas commissions Leander McNelly to resurrect the rangers in hopes of regaining control and restoring order to the region and lands surrounding the borders. The men recruited have the desire to see justice prevail but few of them have much experience in maintaining any kind of law and order. A few of the men are seasoned veterans from the previous war but most of of McNelly