Judge Bean comes to the aid of the Peralta family as unscrupulous real estate agents try to force them off their land. They've learned that a railroad will need the property and they intend to make an undeserved profit.
A young boy runs away from home because he thinks his father is a coward for not standing up to his abusive boss. Jeff and Roy have to find the boy and convince him that his father is just doing what he has to do in order to provide for his family.
Miguel, a young Mexican, inherits a silver mine from his father. After the Rip Grande changes course and the mine becomes part of United States territory, two con men stake a claim on it. Judge Bean wants to help Miguel, but the law is on the side of the bad guys.
When a young man seeking his birthright is accused of murder he makes a run for it. After a posse incurs several more deaths the Judge begins to realize things don't add up and wonders who gains if the suspect is killed.
Storts and Hurley are holding hostage a doll that brings good luck to a Mexican village. Mayor Gonzales for aid from the Judge and Taggert who have no jurisdiction across the border. Letty agrees to help lure the criminal back to Texas.
Judge Bean's decisions displease some people like prohibitionist Dolly Mason. She backs opposing candidate Duke Castle, an outlaw says he's reformed. When he wins Bean and Taggart must figure out how the election was rigged.
Sharon Bender intends to marry Adam over the objections of wealthy father Dan. But his killing is announced, Adam is jailed and a lynch mob forms.but the Judge and Taggart have their doubts wondering if a murder even occurred.
When a Texas Ranger is shot down in cold blood Judge Roy and Jeff are determined to bring the killer to justice. They turn their focus on Curly but with a lack of evidence the lawmen are patient until they break the case.