In Texas, 10 Schools With Confederate Names Have Been Changed In The Past Year

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Workers prepared for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 30, 2015.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Of nearly 30 schools in Texas with Confederate monikers, 10 have changed their name; Spring’s Simone Biles earned the most gold medals in a single Olympics for a U.S. female athlete; it’s DFW Restaurant Week; and more.

It’s been a year since a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was removed from the University of Texas at Austin’s campus. Since then, 10 schools in Austin, Houston and Dallas have taken similar action to deal with contentious relics and building monikers honoring Confederate leaders. But at least 24 schools in the state have not, according to The Texas Tribune.

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