Committee begins debate over Confederate tributes
AUSTIN — The ongoing debate over tributes to the Confederacy at the state Capitol has moved to the Texas Senate, where a special committee met for the first time Monday to discuss the artwork depicting Confederate leaders in the Senate chambers.
The Senate Chamber Review Committee, formed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick about a year ago, heard invited testimony on the history and procedure of the placement of art in the Texas Senate.
Paintings of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confedera...