what is the difference in a texas ranger and a state trooper?

My husband is applying to go to the State Trooper Academy in Austin, TX. I was just wondering, what is the difference in a Texas Ranger and a State Trooper and can you be both at once. Also, if anyone has any advice for me as a police-wife-to-be, I'd love to know the GOOD and POSITIVE side. I already know the yucky part and don't want to focus on it.

Asked By: Just me - 10/19/2007
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A state trooper is highway patrol. The Texas Rangers are state criminal detectives. Two very different jobs.
Answered By: Teekno - 10/19/2007
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Texas Rangers start out as state troopers, just like detectives start out as patrol officers.
Answered By: D.B Cooper - 10/19/2007
To be a Ranger you must first be a Trooper, I think it is for like 8 years. A friend of mine tried to get in after he got out from the Navy and they wouldn't accept him because he didn't have "police force" training and experience... More
Answered By: Kim - 10/19/2007
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Answered By: woodster - 10/19/2007
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