At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
The worst drought in decades is raising concerns that parts of the Mississippi River could be closed to shipping at some point.
This despite emergency dredging and rock removal by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
If the river is closed, shippers would be forced to use more expensive railroads to get their good where they need to go.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.