Golf resort

The removed statue of Robert E. Lee now stands at the Lajitas Golf Resort in Terlingua, Texas

TERLINGUA, Texas (NEXSTAR) – A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and then sold at an online auction is now on display at a western golf resort from Texas.

The 1935 sculpture was removed in 2017.

The Houston Chronicle reported that he is now at Lajitas Golf Resort in Terlingua, Texas. It was among several Lee monuments in the United States removed amid the fallout from racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.

The 27,000-acre property is owned by billionaire oil magnate Kelcy Warren, who is the CEO of pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners.

Scott Beasley, who manages the golf resort, said the resort was just preserving a work of art.

But Black Lives Matter Houston activist Brandon Mack wonders if the same defense would be used for other offensive symbols throughout history.

Warren has been at the center of protesters in the past for his company’s Dakota Access project, a four-state oil pipeline that has raised fears of environmental damage and damage to Native American lands.

Footage of the 2016 protests on the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border, showed Native Americans doused with water cannons in freezing weather and were seen by hundreds of thousands after they appeared online and in the news.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.