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After weeks of legal and logistical wrangling, a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee that had been in Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood for 81 years, was removed Thursday night. Meanwhile, State Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) will meet with Gov. Greg Abbott to discuss removing or altering Confederate monuments and plaques on the Capitol grounds.

Texas Lawmakers Return To Austin For 85th Legislative Session

Jan 10, 2017
The Texas Tribune

They're back. State lawmakers descend on Austin on Tuesday for the 85th Legislative Session, facing a tight fiscal picture, varying priorities from their leaders and all the politics that naturally accompany the last regular session before statewide elections. 

Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus dedicated a monument at the Capitol Saturday morning honoring the contributions of African-Americans.

The monument on the Capitol's south lawn highlights the African-American experience in Texas from the 1500s to slavery and emancipation to more modern achievements in the arts and sciences.

Fort Worth Man Arrested After Breaking Into The Texas Capitol

Oct 10, 2016
John Jordan / The Texas Tribune

A Fort Worth man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into the Texas Capitol and defacing a portrait, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Freedom From Religion Display At Texas Capitol Removed After Governor Objects

Dec 22, 2015
Courtesy State Rep. Charlie Geren

To celebrate the season, the Texas Capitol has multiple Christmas trees and a Nativity scene on its grounds. But after a complaint by Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday, "a winter solstice" display urging the separation of church and state has been kicked out.