Political Landscape Shifts as Hall Inquiry Continues

Hurting for Work


The last in a three-part series on the debate over lawmakers and UT-Austin's admissions process

During a special session of the Texas Legislature more than a year ago, a resolution calling for the impeachment of Wallace Hall, a University of Texas System regent, was filed in the House — and according to the leadership, it could have passed.

“The votes were there,” Joe Straus, the speaker of the House, said this month in an interview. “But I thought a more deliberate, thorough investigation was the proper way to handle it.”

Straus, R-San Antonio, expanded the authority of the House Select ...

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