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Report: State Sen. Charles Schwertner retains lawyers, denies sending "any inappropriate texts as alleged"

Allegations that Schwertner had sexually harassed a University of Texas at Austin graduate student were first reported Tuesday evening by the Austin American-Statesman.

State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown (center), listens to testimony at a hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security on June 11, 2018. Schwertner is flanked by fellow committee members Sens. Royce West, D-Dallas (left), and Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe.

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