By 1926, workers at Buda's twice-robbed Farmers National Bank should have been wise enough to be wary. But Becky Rogers, the coquettish newspaper reporter with a lopsided grin, could charm the eagle off a silver dollar. She grilled the men about the cotton business and made them feel like the brainiest guys in town.
Rogers, though, was no newshound. She was just a University of Texas student-cum-bank robber out to pay off her education. The “interview” ended with a pointed pistol, the theft of nearly $1,000 and the two bankers locked in their own vault.