Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Straus Calls for Removal of Confederate Plaque

Straus Calls for Removal of Confederate Plaque

(Credit: Plano Chamber of Commerce)

A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.

Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly inaccurate." He says Texans aren't "well-served by incorrect information about our history."

The plaque titled "Children of the Confederacy Creed" was installed in 1959. It's one of nearly a dozen Confederate monuments and markers around the Texas Capitol.

Straus becomes the most prominent Texas Republican to call for removing a Confederate marker. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said doing so won't erase the past.

Last week in Dallas, a Robert E. Lee statute was removed at a park named for the Confederate general.

(Credit: Shutterstock) The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel,...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.32 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel,...
In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is...
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today making the...
(Credit: Texas Attorney General's Office) Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement...