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November 29, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramPrior to this position, I was an appellate prosecutor for the State of Maryland (as an Assistant Attorney General for 8 years) as well as for Brazos County District Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice. Thus far in my career, I have served ...

Midland Lee: The Quickest, Yet Quietest Rebuild In Texas

November 6, 2017 by

TexasHSFootball.comBetween 2014 and 2016, Midland Lee High School had won eight football games. The last of those was during Head Coach Clint Hartman's first year — the biggest disappointment in his young career. “Last year as a head coach, was the first time ever that ...

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 TimesGeneral Tommy Franks Elementary serves students from the Highway 349 area of Midland. “My life has been about giving back to my country through service,” said Gen. Franks. “My military career has taken me across the globe, but I am happy to return home ...

Viewpoints: Dixie Debate

September 11, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramIn 1971, I graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland. I was among the first students to attend grades 10-12 together following lengthy litigation. I was an honor student, a star on the track team, Mr. Valuable, and the elected student body ...

Letter to the Editor: Lee High School

September 2, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

The school is Robert E. Lee High School, not General Robert E. Lee High School. When the school opened, the school board and student body were included in naming the school. And in the same vein as Robert Lee, Texas, it was not to show support for ...

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

August 31, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsA Texas high school cited “student safety” concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the ...

Midland Lee High School No Longer Playing "Dixie"

August 25, 2017 by

EverythingLubbock.comMIDLAND, TX - Parents and grandparents of students in the Mighty Lee Rebels Marching Band told that the fight song "Dixie" is no more. According to the parents, the students are not too happy. "Yeah, I think he was a little upset," said ...

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

August 25, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsA Texas principal announced Thursday that the high school band can no longer play “Dixie,” the Confederate era song later popularized in the post-Civil War South, because of “safety” concerns. Midland Independent School District Superintendent Orlando ...

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

August 24, 2017 by

NewsWest9.comGeneral Tommy Franks (Source: KWES). MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -. General Tommy Franks went to school to Midland High School before graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, a year before Laura Bush. Franks commented on the recent pushes across the country ...

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

August 24, 2017 by

NewsWest9.comWe reached out Stan VanHoozer who told us, "We welcome all students to our public school and want them to have a safe environment. We also want to consider safety when traveling to other schools. Our official school fight song is "On, On Rebels," so ...

Franks: Lee name discussion symptom of bigger issue

August 24, 2017 by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-TelegramOne of the most famous graduates of Lee High School -- retired Gen. Tommy Franks -- weighed in on the conversation taking place regarding the name of his alma mater. Franks said he is not sure there is a good answer and that the country finds itself on ...

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

August 24, 2017 by Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsA slew of online petitions surfaced this week, fueling the politicized narrative to re-brand Texas public schools named for historical figures linked to the Confederacy. On Wednesday evening, officials at Midland Independent School District in the ...

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

August 23, 2017 by

NewsWest9.comWhat started out as a letter posted on Facebook soon turned into a petition. A petition, that one Lee High School graduate, hopes can bring change. "With just having a few people, I think is powerful, but just having the support of people that are the ...

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

August 23, 2017 by

NewsWest9.comThe Midland Independent School District has released a statement after a petition was posted on social media. The statement reads as follows, "The Midland ISD Board of Trustees and district administration is aware of the national conversation ...

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