Mexican gray wolves held out in Texas until around 1970, when the last two were killed in the Big Bend region of Texas.
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The Alpine Avalanche is a great source of information about West Texas wolves, and I've only begun to scratch the surface with these clips.
These notes on wolf encounters in Harris County were found in the Valgene W. Lehmann papers at the Briscoe Center. They document the smaller red wolves, which are now the most endangered canids on the planet.
In 1926, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram became enthralled by the tale of "Old Blackie" a large West Texas wolf that was apparently infamous in its day.
I was recently turned on to an article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal about a fascinating plains wolf behavior reported by early Texas cowboys.
This except from an 1886 article puts ocelots, bison and longhorns in east central Texas in the early 19th century.