The spotlight on standing confederate monuments is clearly not losing any heat and on Sunday night, the ever-prominent University of Texas - Austin was added to the list of institutions that has removed statues over this last week.

Texas Tribune reported that just before 11 pm on Sunday, August 20, a campus email was sent to notify the community of the statue removals. When all was said and done, four statues were taken down:

  • Robert E. Lee
  • Albert Sidney Johnston
  • John Reagan
  • Former Texas Governor Stephen Hogg (not Confederate-related, for architectural reasons)

The Tribune also noted the next city in Texas highlighting this issue - Tyler, Texas. The name change of Robert E. Lee High School will be under discussion tonight in a public forum. So, if you have something to say that needs to be heard, you better make it out tonight!

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