Legislative Panel Takes Step to Impeach Texas Regent

May 13, 2014

A Texas House panel on Monday took the first step toward impeaching a University of Texas regent for what critics say was abuse of his power in trying to oust the president of the university system's flagship campus, the Associated Press reported. The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 on an impeachment motion against Wallace Hall, a Dallas businessman who has aggressively criticized and sought the removal of William Powers, UT-Austin's president. A report prepared for the House panel said that Hall may have violated state law, which he denies.

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