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A battle over who gets to tell Texas history is brewing into a war over the state historical association’s future

Texas State Historical Association members can’t agree on the makeup of the group’s board. And Executive Director J.P. Bryan, a descendant of Stephen F. Austin, is suing.

Texas State Historical Association merchandise on display at Open Congress during the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Sept. 24, 2022.

Warring definition of academics

A lawsuit widens the divide

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