WATCH: Midland Lee
MIDLAND, TX -- The 6-1 vote by the Midland ISD School Board on July 27 to rename Robert E. Lee High School came as a shock to many since the school district did not involve the Midland community.
Since then MISD has appointed a citizens committee to come up with a new name for the high school and freshman campus, both formerly named after Robert E. Lee.
On Saturday, members of the Midland community gathered in the parking lot of Midland Lee High School to protest the name change and to sign petitions for possible ways to retain the brand of Midland Lee High School.
Watch as Midlanders and some of their Odessa Permian rivals talk about the legacy of Midland Lee High School and what it would mean to much of the city of Midland to have Lee removed from the name of the high school.