At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
Dozens of people attended a town hall meeting this week in Billings, Montana to express concern about Chief U.S. Judge Richard Cebull.
Late last month, he forwarded an email from his office computer that contained a joke based on sexual and racist slurs against President Barack Obama.
Cebull has since apologized to the President but there still calls for his resignation or even impeachment.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.