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Testimony Begins in Hearings on Possible Impeachment of UT Regent

Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune
Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, told lawmakers they have enough evidence to impeach embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall

Lawmakers heard preliminary testimony in an inquiry that could lead to UT Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment. 

Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, told the Texas House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations today that there's enough evidence to impeach Hall and that the regent had unfairly used his power to target UT Austin and President Bill Powers. 

The hearings will determine whether or not Hall should face impeachment proceedings, which would require legislative action. More hearings are scheduled for Nov. and December.

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