At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
The town board of Dryden, New York voted recently to include fracking in the town law that bans related industries like mining.
Now Dryden is facing a lawsuit from an out-of-state drilling company which says the ban goes against New York State law.
Dozens of towns across the state with similar bans against gas extraction are watching the case closely. And the issue of hydro-fracking is dividing communities across the nation as the industry grows rapidly.
The natural gas industry says it delivers clean energy and revives local economies. Opponents point to land and water pollution, and growing reports of illness around fracking sites.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.