Pitts Files Resolution to Impeach UT Regent Hall

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House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, filed a resolution on Monday to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.

Hall has generated controversy for his investigative approach to the regent position, in particular his handling of the University of Texas at Austin. He has habitually made voluminous records requests to the university and has continued to do so after legislators signaled their disapproval.

Pitts, other lawmakers and even some fellow regents have accused Hall of being on a "witch hunt" targeting UT-Austin President Bill Powers. Additionally, Hall made ...

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