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San Antonio School Officials Rename Lee High School to LEE High School

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    Dallas School Board members spent Thursday discussing the issue of renaming schools named after Confederate leaders. 21 schools have some sort of Confederate tie. (Published Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017)

    Officials at a San Antonio school district have voted to rename a high school because of its ties to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, though one trustee says it doesn't change much.

    North East Independent School District trustees voted Monday that Lee High School will be renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. The acronym is "LEE" High School.

    Board President Shannon Grona says the name is a compromise that retains the school's history and lessens the expensive process of renaming and rebranding the school with a completely different name.

    Trustee Edd White says the acronym defeats the renaming purpose and amounts to "trying to put lipstick on a pig."

    Toddler Playing Role of 'Sheep' Steals Baby Jesus

    [DFW] Toddler Playing Role of 'Sheep' Steals Baby Jesus

    A toddler fight broke out over baby Jesus during a Tennessee church's nativity scene this weekend. Teegan Benson, a 2-year-old, played a sheep in the First Baptist Church of White Pine's Nativity scene, and she had bigger plans for baby Jesus than him just sleeping on the hay. The toddler took off with baby Jesus mid-song and danced with him on stage, but was soon cut off when the 3-year-old playing Mary took Jesus back and returned the doll to his bed. "The little girl playing Mary is a middle child and a real stickler for the rules, and she knew that was not supposed to happen," said Teegan's mother, Tana Benson. 

    (Published 6 hours ago)

    The recent debate over the school's name was sparked by the violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.

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