San Angelo’s Robert E. Lee Middle School will keep Confederate General's Name
SAN ANGELO, TX -- San Angelo’s Robert E. Lee Middle School will keep its name. The school is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
San Angelo ISD Communications Director Derrick Jackson said in an email Friday, “I haven’t heard anything on talks of a name change for that school or anything like that….(there’s) nothing on my radar about it as of today.”
Last month, Midland ISD removed the song “Dixie” from the Midland Lee High School fight song.
And the University of Texas at Austin has removed Confederate statues from its campus.
Across the country Confederate symbols are being removed, but not here in San Angelo.
UPDATE 8/9/2017 8:00 a.m.
Crews in Dallas are preparing to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.