by Jason Bagnall
Firstly, The Texas Cossacks have been around in one form or another since 1969 and have nothing to do with the former Soviet Union Motorcycle Club based out of Russia by The same name. Secondly, after Dec 3, 2016, The Texas Cossacks split into two groups.
The first group was the holdovers from the original organization. The second group, whom we will write about here, are the reformed Cossacks who felt compelled to break off from the original group after an incident that led to much violence at a restaurant called Twin Peaks in Waco Texas on the day of May 17th, 2015.
According to the website of The Cossacks MC, the group splintered off from the remnants of the old group due to the way the old group which was one group at the time handled themselves during a fight at The Twin Peaks between themselves and the rival bikers known as The Bandidos, which resulted in the death of 7 members as well as the incarceration of others.