Boys Ranch Texas

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An explosive new report in the British newspaper The Guardian details a culture of physical and sexual abuse that lasted for decades at Boys Ranch, the famed home for at-risk youth located northwest of Amarillo.

Last week the Amarillo Globe News remembered a man who had a powerful and lasting impact on the Texas Panhandle. Roy Turner died this month at age 88. Turner was one of the individuals responsible for helping create Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Founded in 1939, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch has served area youth who otherwise would not have a home. In the 7 decades since its inception, Boys Ranch has become an iconic part of the Texas Panhandle.

Angelo McClain is a social worker.  He never planned on it, but that’s where the road led. 

A philanthropist who wanted to give kids a place of their own founded a famous ranch in the Texas Panhandle.