The Redskins are no more. Welcome the Lamar High School Texans.
After complaints that “Redskins” was offensive, HISD decided it was time for Lamar High School to have a new mascot. Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier announced the new mascot for Tuesday morning.
The debate for change matured back in December when Senator Rodney Ellis wrote a letter to Grier, asking him to change the mascot for Lamar High School. Ellis said he made the request after meeting with local Native American leaders who were concerned about the name.
Then a series of votes and debates followed and the HISD board approved the name change this morning.