At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
Despite the ongoing fighting in Syria, some kids went back to school this week. The Syrian government says thousands of schools have been damaged and closed, or are being used by people displaced by the violence. The BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian capital, Damascus.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.