Roger D. Hodge

Roger D. Hodge is the former editor of the Oxford American and the author of Texas Blood:  Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands, to be published by Knopf in October. He is deputy editor of The Intercept.

June 13, 2017
We wore cowboy boots and Wrangler jeans hitched around our skinny waists with braided belts and rodeo belt buckles and fought with other aspiring tough boys who called themselves cholos. No doubt I was getting a reputation around town as a hellion.