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Women of Distinction honorees: Betty Beyer Critchfield  Brownwood Bulletin

The Girl Scouts of Central Texas will honor five as Women of Distinction at a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 19, at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.The five women are ...

Midland ISD responds to petition created to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School

MIDLAND -- Midland ISD released the following statement regarding a social media petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School: The Midland ISD ...

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

General Tommy Franks went to school to Midland High School before graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, a year before Laura Bush.

Midland's Robert E. Lee High School can no longer Play 'Dixie'  San Angelo LIVE!

Midland, TX -- The high school in Midland, Texas named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee has suspended the use of 'Dixie' in the school's fight song.

Midland Lee High School No Longer Playing “Dixie”

Parents and grandparents of students in the Mighty Lee Rebels Marching Band told that the fight song "Dixie" is no more.

Lee High School student arrested following CrimeStoppers tip about gun on campus

A scary situation on the Lee High School campus on Friday. But after a sweep of the school, police gave the all clear.

Local Organization Proposes Name Change for Lee High

Una Voz Unida, a local organization, is pushing for change. They want to see Robert E. Lee High School in Midland take on a new name.

A Confederate memorial isn't history if it isn't true  Dallas News

In 1971 I graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland. I was among the first students to attend grades 10 through 12 together, following...

Lockdown lifted at Rusk Elementary, Lee High School

Robert E. Lee High School and Rusk Elementary School are currently on lockdown due to a police investigation taking place in the area.

Odessa police swear in six new officers  CBS7 News

Six new police officers are joining the Odessa Police Department following their graduation from the Odessa Police Academy.

Lee High School changes name to LEE High School to avoid link with Confederate leader  mySA

Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. Effective next school year, that's the new name North East Independent School District trustees, by a 5-2 vote ...

At Majority-Minority Schools, Confederate Names Remain  Texas Tribune

The Tribune identified 28 schools in Texas named after Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Albert Sidney Johnston.

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

A slew of petitions surfaced this week, fueling the narrative to re-brand Texas schools named for figures linked to the Confederacy.

Former Lee High School Band Director Passes Away

A well-known band director loved by thousands of band members has passed away. Mr. Randy Storie, Midland ISD's Music Coordinator and former band ...

Vintage photos show Robert E. Lee High School through the years

The North East Independent School District board voted Tuesday to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School, ending a years-long battle between ...

Mancha honored to be second in command at ECSO  Odessa American

To start the 2019 calendar year, Eddie Mancha was welcomed as the new chief deputy for the Ector County Sheriff's Office.

Robert E. Lee High School renaming vote scrapped in Tyler, Texas, after no one seconds motion  Washington Times

An East Texas school board was about to take a vote on whether to rename Robert E. Lee High School. But it couldn't get anyone to second the motion.

Cedric Benson was traveling at high rate of speed during Austin motorcycle crash, police say

AUSTIN, Texas — Cedric Benson was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed during a deadly motorcycle crash that took his life and his passenger's.

Murphree - Benton  Midland Reporter-Telegram

Shannon Murphree and J.D. Benton were married in a lovely evening garden ceremony at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, on May 13, ...

The Lee name change is intended to spark conversation  San Antonio Express-News

The suggestion to change the name of Robert E. Lee high school to Gregg Popovich High School has been a joke incubator for the last few days. The biggest ...

Dedication ceremony held for General Tommy Franks Elementary

A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning for General Tommy Franks Elementary School in Midland.

After Confederate name change, San Antonio school to auction 'Robert E. Lee' items online  Austin American-Statesman

San Antonio's Robert E. Lee High School has changed its name and changed its mascot, effective this upcoming school year.But after the switch to Legacy of ...

Confederate names, icons raise questions at some Texas schools  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Richland High's Rebel mascot name is under fire. In San Antonio, two petitions are being circulated about Robert E. Lee High School. In Midland, school district ...

Carver graduates to mark school’s legacy during Juneteenth celebration  Midland Reporter-Telegram

In his 1968 farewell message to the student body and faculty of Midland's Carver Junior-Senior High School, Student Council President Lucius Alexander in his ...

A list of all the known Texas Confederate statues, monuments and other symbols  The Texas Tribune

Texas has more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy, with dozens of monuments dedicated during or after the Civil Rights era.

Susannah Prucka, 36  Midland Reporter-Telegram

What do you actually do? I am a criminal prosecutor. In my current position, I am responsible for the preliminary review of all felony cases that have been ...

Longview highlights 6A all-state, Tyler Lee's Beaux Limmer earns HM  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Five Longview Lobos, who helped lead their team to its first state football championship in 81 years, earned first-team honors on the 2018 Texas Sports Writers ...

Cedric Benson dead: Former Bears, Bengals RB dies in motorcycle accident  Monsters and Critics

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson is dead following a fatal motorcycle accident. The former member of the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals was ...

Mike Meeks announced as new LISD athletics director  KCBD-TV

Provided by LISD. Lubbock ISD trustees named Mike Meeks as the Executive Director of Athletics at their meeting today, following the summer retirement of AD ...

‘Where’d You Go to High School?’: Why It Matters in San Antonio  San Antonio Current

A few weeks ago, I was getting my haircut, and my stylist mentioned that he'd grown up in San Antonio. “Oh, really?” I said. “Me, too!” And then, because I'm from ...

Two Texans, now with Stamford Church of Christ, keep faith after shooting  The Advocate

STAMFORD — Brandon Pierce, senior minister at Stamford Church of Christ since June, knows how death can rock a small, rural community and its local place ...

15 little-known facts about Tommy Lee Jones on his 71st birthday  mySA

Tommy Lee Jones is one of San Antonio's most celebrated — yet reluctant — celebrities. The gruff and serious native Texan has acted in nearly 80 films and is ...

Army National Combine participants

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.

Confederate flag flap brings out fighting side of Civil War heritage group in Waco  Waco Tribune-Herald

What does a group dedicated to revering a lost cause do when its most beloved emblem begins losing the battle of public opinion?

Database: How many children have experienced school shootings in America?  The Washington Post

The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine ...

Michael Williams stepping down as Texas Education Agency chief  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Michael Williams says that after years of working in Austin — guiding the Texas Education Agency and serving on the Texas Railroad Commission — it's time to ...

Volleyball champion battles through surgery to play UTSA basketball  San Antonio Express-News

UTSA's Dempsey Thornton underwent reconstructive ankle surgery in January in an effort to join the women's basketball team.

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