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Hall Said Powers Would Be Gone by Year's End

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

In early 2013, University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, on a call with the agent for University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, said UT-Austin President Bill Powers would be gone by the year's end.

Measuring Attorney General Candidates on Smart Meters

Chairman Barry Smitherman of the Railroad Commission of Texas in his office, May 31, 2013.
Chairman Barry Smitherman of the Railroad Commission of Texas in his office, May 31, 2013.
Texas Weekly

Unlike their counterparts in the lieutenant governor’s race, the Republicans vying to be the state’s next attorney general have largely refrained from drawing any knives in public. But they're coming out around the issue of smart meters.

Edward Theriot: The TT Interview

The director of the Texas Memorial Museum on why the institution's upcoming 75th anniversary will be bittersweet and why massive budget cuts currently planned for the museum are more than a local problem.

Lawmaker Eyes Access to UT Regents' Computers

State Rep. Dan Flynn (right), R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.
State Rep. Dan Flynn (right), R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer believes that the investigation into whether a University of Texas System regent should be impeached could require a look at UT regents' personal computers, iPads and smartphones.

UT System Board Chairman to Recommend Policy Changes

Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.
Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.

Following a week of intense scrutiny from the Legislature, University of Texas System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster announced on Friday that he intends to recommend new policy changes in November.

Percent-for-Art Programs Gaining Steam on Campuses

Michael Stutz, a sculptor from San Diego, California, assists members of his team in installing his new creation, Four Faces, at Texas Tech University's Talkington Hall.
Michael Stutz, a sculptor from San Diego, California, assists members of his team in installing his new creation, Four Faces, at Texas Tech University's Talkington Hall.

Percent-for-art policies are becoming increasingly common at Texas public universities, and campus leaders say they contribute to the vibrancy of their institutions.

Burgdorf: UT Regents' "Clear Intent" Was to Oust Powers

Former UT System General Counsel, Barry Burgdorf, gives testimony during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations October 23rd, 2013
Former UT System General Counsel, Barry Burgdorf, gives testimony during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations October 23rd, 2013
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The former general counsel for the University of Texas System told members of a legislative committee investigating a UT System regent that some regents' "clear intent" was to "get rid of" UT Austin President Bill Powers.