This week’s Texas political scandal roundup.
Social conservative senators kept three of Governor Greg Abbott’s nominees to the University of Texas board of regents in the nominations committee hot seat for almost six hours Thursday, an unusual grilling for a new governor’s appointments.
After hearing eight hours of testimony yesterday, a Senate committee approved two controversial gun bills in a 7-to-2 vote.
My colleague Skip Hollandsworth has written a timely story for the upcoming August issue that was posted online this morning. Titled “Is This the Most Dangerous Man in Texas?” it’s about UT Regent Wallace Hall, the impeachment process, and the resignation of William Powers, the president of UT-Austin.
University of Texas regent Wallace Hall has been accused of leading a witch hunt against UT-Austin president William Powers. But the Dallas investor insists he's doing his job. And he doesn't care what you think.
Rick Perry and the House appear to be on a collision course. The chatter is increasing around the Capitol that if the Transparency Committee continues on its course to impeach Wallace Hall, the governor will call the Legislature into a series of special sessions this summer, presumably on transportation. I…
The university's chancellor wars.
Could the rumors that University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban may be the next football coach at the University of Texas be true?
The Longhorns need to beat the Wildcats for the first time in five meetings, but the game's been overshadowed by more questions about Mack Brown's future.
The Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations met Monday to discuss its investigation of the UT System Regent.
The Chairman of the UT System Board of Regents writes to the powerful state representative to defend the actions of Regent Wallace Hall and states that Pitts’s opinion of Hall “may have been intentionally mischaracterized.”
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations met to discuss the possible impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.
In October 2012, I wrote a cover story about the battle over UT. That battle, which matched regents appointed by Rick Perry against the leadership of UT-Austin, has not abated. I’m going to discuss portions of Brian Sweany’s recent interview with regent Wallace Hall as well…