1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital (Hardcover)

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Timmy Overton of Austin and Jerry Ray James of Odessa were football stars who traded athletics for lives of crime. The original rebels without causes, nihilists with Cadillacs and Elvis hair, the Overton gang and their associates formed a ragtag white trash mafia that bedazzled Austin law enforcement for most of the 1960s. Tied into a loose network of crooked lawyers, pimps and used car dealers who became known as the traveling criminals, they burglarized banks and ran smuggling and prostitution rings all over Texas. Author Jesse Sublett presents a detailed account of these Austin miscreants, who rose to folk hero status despite their violent criminal acts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540212825
ISBN-10: 1540212823
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: March 9th, 2015
Pages: 178
Language: English