Confederate Group Lobbies GOP Leaders to Put Plaque Back in Texas Capitol

AUSTIN — Months after a controversial Confederate plaque was removed from the Texas Capitol, the state's top leaders have yet to decide what to do with it.Gov. Greg Abbott and the five other members of the state's historical preservative board voted in January to take down the Children of the Confederacy plaque, which hung on a back wall for nearly 60 years. They then gave everyday Texans a few months to weigh in on its future.More than 300 comments were submitted, including dozens from the Confederate group that helped erect the plaque. That group wants it put back, or placed in another prominent location in the Capitol.Abbott and the board will determine the plaque's fate. But it's now been two months since the public comment period has ended and the governor has yet to call a meeting of the board to make a final decision. His office did not return multiple requests for comment on the issue Friday.   Continue reading...

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