AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A state investigation that could result in the impeachment of a University of Texas System regent will cost taxpayers $300 an hour in outside legal fees.
The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that the UT System is also expected to pay $525 an hour for private attorneys while a House committee takes a closer look into Regent Wallace Hall Jr. The investigation is expected to last months and could end with a considerable price tag.
Hall is under scrutiny for burying the flagship UT Austin campus under open records requests. Some lawmakers believe Hall wants to oust university President Bill Powers, whose strong political support doesn't include Gov. Rick Perry.
No appointed state official has ever been impeached.
House lawmakers hired prominent Houston attorney Rusty Hardin to lead its investigation.
- Updated Abilene council to consider approving water rate study, audit
- San Angelo city councilman asked to resign over racial Facebook comments
- Updated Storms result in phone problems at Brownwood Police Department
- Deadly accident in Callahan County, road closed
- Updated Improvements on way for Abilene Zoo if council approves bid
- Abilene council to consider approving water rate study, audit
- Council 'work session' to focus on curbside recycling, downtown Abilene parking
- Missing elderly woman found safe in Abilene
- ACU's Sing Song competition brings visitors, dollars to Abilene
- People celebrate Fur Ball 2017 with four-legged friends
- 140-year-old hardware store to stay open under new ownership
- Brownwood ISD's new calendar includes 3-day weekends every month
- Early man in jail for scamming elderly couple out of $15,000
- Brownwood raid leads to arrests for illegal drugs
- Brownwood takes steps to address wild hog problem at city field