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Jul 8, 2019

Texas Cemetery Fence That Marked Racial Divide Comes Down

Texas Cemetery Fence That Marked Racial Divide Comes Down

The zigzagging fence that once divided the two cemeteries in Dayton has come down.

Jun 3, 2019

US Says Border Wall Will 'Avoid' Historic Texas Cemetery

US Says Border Wall Will 'Avoid' Historic Texas Cemetery

The U.S. government says it won't build President Donald Trump's border wall on the site of a historic cemetery that might have required the exhumation of graves.

Mar 2, 2019

Cemetery in South Texas Town Granted State Historical Status

Cemetery in South Texas Town Granted State Historical Status

A longtime cemetery in South Texas has been recognized with a Texas Historical Commission designation.

Feb 13, 2019

Houston-Area County Could Buy Land Where Human Remains Found

Houston-Area County Could Buy Land Where Human Remains Found

A Houston-area county will work with educators to possibly buy school district land where remains believed to be about 95 African-American prisoners were found during construction.

Jan 29, 2019

Hundreds of Texans Attend Funeral of Unknown Veteran

Hundreds of Texans Attend Funeral of Unknown Veteran

The death of a U.S. Air Force veteran with no known family has drawn the attention of the Texas Land Commissioner, who encouraged the public to attend the service.

Jun 2, 2018

Remains of 8 Veterans, Long Unclaimed, Buried in San Antonio

Remains of 8 Veterans, Long Unclaimed, Buried in San Antonio

The remains of eight U.S. military veterans that for years had been stored in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio.

Aug 10, 2017

Former Gov. Mark White Lies in State at Texas Capitol

Former Gov. Mark White Lies in State at Texas Capitol

Hundreds of people are lining up to pay their respects to former Gov. Mark White as he lies in state at the Texas Capitol.

May 23, 2017

Body Found in Cemetery Plot Before Woman's Burial

Body Found in Cemetery Plot Before Woman's Burial

A Southeast Texas man says he and his family had left a memorial service for his mother and were en route to a cemetery to bury her when he learned an unknown body was found in the family plot.

Mar 26, 2017

Austin Cemetery Chapel Floor Removed in Search for Graves

Austin Cemetery Chapel Floor Removed in Search for Graves

Crews have removed the floor of the historic Oakwood Cemetery chapel in Austin as part of efforts to identify buried remains discovered last year during a restoration project, experts said.

Oct 12, 2016

George W. Bush Selects Final Resting Place

George W. Bush Selects Final Resting Place

Former President George W. Bush has decided he will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in East Austin.

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