Testimony continues in UT regent inquiry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Witness testimony is scheduled to continue Wednesday in the Texas House impeachment hearings of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.

Hall has been accused by some lawmakers of misusing his authority on the board of regents to try to force out Austin campus president Bill Powers.

Tuesday’s testimony focused on Hall’s massive open records requests that have resulted in school officials providing more than 800,000 pages of documents.

Wednesday’s testimony is expected to include former University of Texas System general counsel Barry Burgdorf and could include staff from Gov. Rick Perry’s office.

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Perry appointed Hall and every other member of the nine-person governing board. Some lawmakers have said Hall’s clashes with Powers are politically motivated.

The Select Transparency in State Agency Operations Committee meets at noon.