Texas History – Newton Boys
Have you ever heard of the Newton Boys? The Newton boys were a criminal gang who operated mostly in Texas, growing up in Uvalde County, Texas during the 1920s. The gang was composed of brothers Willis, Joe, Jess, and Wylie. The Newton boys became in famous throughout the U.S. for stealing money from banks and trains. It was said that at one time they had stolen more than all the criminals combined at the time.
“Newton Boys.” TSHA, www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/newton-boys.