Committee Hires Rusty Hardin for Impeachment Probe

For help with its ongoing investigation of Regent Wallace Hall, the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations has turned to prominent Houston attorney Rusty Hardin, who'll serve as its special counsel.

At the end of the summer's first special session, Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, expanded the committee's authority to allow it consider articles of impeachment against gubernatorial appointees.

Previously, state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, had filed a resolution laying out complaints against Hall, a controversial figure on the UT System board largely because of his unusually investigative approach to the job, in an ...

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