At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
There are no official candidates – not even a declared race – but a political campaign is now underway in China.
A secret process to change the country’s top leaders will begin later this year and there is intense interest in some of the front-runners, who are currently meeting at the country’s annual parliamentary session in Beijing. The BBC’s Michael Bristow reports.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.