Skip to main content

A push to remove LGBTQ-themed books in a Texas county could signal rising partisanship on school boards

Hood County’s refusal to remove two books from the children’s section of the library sparked a yearslong political battle. Now school board races have taken on a deeply partisan tone, and elections serve as a purity test for far-right politics.

Lead image for this article
Melanie Graft and Courtney Gore are sworn into the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees at the GISD Administration Building on Nov…
Members of the community attend the GISD board meeting to view the swearing in of two new board members, Melanie Graft and C…

An old fight resurfaces

Melanie Graft joins the Grandbury ISD Board of Trustees as one of two newly-elected members at a meeting at the GISD Adminis…
Emily Schigu, a 5th grade reading teacher at Mambrino STEAM Academy in Granbury ISD, poses for a portrait on Nov. 15, 2021. …

Reviewing 130 Books

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees convenes for a meeting at the GISD Administration Building on Nov. 15, 2021.
Two empty frames hang along with the portraits of the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees prior to the election of two new board …

Seeking safety

Quality journalism doesn't come free

Yes, I'll donate today