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WOOLLEY: Belton High School Naming Controversy Provides Much Needed Hilarity in Texas

September 21, 2017 by Texas Insider

Texas InsiderTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — You'd expect the controversy to be over naming the school after some historical figure, such as Robert E. Lee or Ronald Reagan. But that's not it. It's about whether or not to give the new school the same name ...

Crockett Elementary renamed after Ret. Four Star General Tommy Franks during ribbon cutting ceremony

September 12, 2017 by Altus Times

Altus TimesFranks was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and grew up in Midland, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He joined the United States Army, and in 1967, as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, he was ...

Viewpoints: Dixie Debate

September 11, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramThat plaque and any other Confederate iconography that purports to lie about the history of the Civil War has no business being affixed to the Capitol of the state of Texas or on any public property. It ain't history if it ain't true. Midland Lee ...

Letter to the Editor: Lee High School

September 2, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

After decades of silence, a segment of our population has suddenly had an epiphany — the removal of Confederate monuments would make them happier and make this a better country. It's a safe bet that very few of these newly aggrieved protesters know ...

Texas School Sheds 'Robert E. Lee' for 'Student Safety'

August 31, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsNorth East Independent School District trustees held a special meeting Tuesday night where they voted unanimously, 7-0, to change the name of Robert E. Lee High. Last Thursday, Midland ISD administrators framed “student safety” to nix a few bars of the ...

Midland Lee High School No Longer Playing "Dixie"

August 25, 2017 by EverythingLubbock.com

EverythingLubbock.comMIDLAND, TX - Parents and grandparents of students in the Mighty Lee Rebels Marching Band told yourbasin.com that the fight song "Dixie" is no more. ... Dixie has been the fight song for the Robert E. Lee High School Rebels for nearly half a century.

Friday Night Frights: Texas School Suspends Fight Song 'Dixie' for 'Safety'

August 25, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsMidland ISD also happened to sideline “Dixie” one day after an online petition circulated over social media. Breitbart Texas reported it called for school district officials to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. However, school ...

Gen. Tommy Franks speaks out about Robert E. Lee High School name change

August 24, 2017 by NewsWest9.com

NewsWest9.com"I would not suppose as an old retired military guy to say, 'here's what Midland ought to do,' about the naming of a high school. Not for me. But what I am sure of is that a nation divided against itself cannot stand and we need to do lots of lots of ...

Midland ISD Superintendent: Lee High School Principal decided on Lee Rebel band not playing "Dixie"

August 24, 2017 by NewsWest9.com

NewsWest9.comMidland I.S.D. Superintendent Orlando Riddick has confirmed that the Lee High School Band will no longer be playing "Dixie." Riddick said the decision to have the band stop playing "Dixie" was made by Midland Lee High School Principal Stan VanHoozer.

Franks: Lee name discussion symptom of bigger issue

August 24, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramFranks said he is not sure there is a good answer and that the country finds itself on the cusp of a “very, very difficult issue that goes beyond Midland High School, Lee High School or statues of Robert E. Lee in the South.” Franks reminded media at ...

Petitions Push Texas Schools to Re-brand Confederate-named Campuses

August 24, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsOn Wednesday evening, officials at Midland Independent School District in the Permian Basin responded to such an online petition. It called for renaming Robert E. Lee High School. In a press release, administrators acknowledged they were “aware of the ...

Petition to change name of Lee High School

August 23, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland ISD Alumni, Students and Midland County Residents to Superintendent Orlando Riddick and Mayor Jerry Morales: Change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. ... Though what we know to be true of Robert E. Lee is not new information, in light of ...

Petition aimed to change the name of Robert E Lee High School

August 23, 2017 by NewsWest9.com

NewsWest9.comBelizaire attended Lee Freshman and graduated Lee High in 1998. She and other alumni are asking the City of Midland and Midland Independent School District Superintendent Orlando Riddick to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. The district ...

Midland ISD issues statement following petition asking for Lee High School name change

August 23, 2017 by NewsWest9.com

NewsWest9.comThe history of Robert E. Lee High School dates back to the late fifties when a three-and-one-half million dollar bond was passed by this community to build a new high school. The Midland ISD school board members at that time named the school after ...

Midland ISD alumni behind petition for Lee name change

August 23, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramAs such, I believe it is reasonable and necessary to change the name of the high school to reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of the student body. Robert E. Lee is a symbol of racism, hate, violence and white supremacy, and preserving his name on ...

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