Regional
5:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

House To Vote On Impeachment Of Perry Appointee

Credit Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)

  A Texas House panel will vote next month whether to recommend the impeachment of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall for his efforts to oust the president of the system's flagship Austin campus.

The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations has been investigating Hall for months. It met Thursday to review a report of his efforts to have UT Austin President Bill Powers fired. The report had said that Hall leaked confidential student information in apparent violation of state and federal laws.

The committee met in private for about three hours before announcing it would vote on May 12. A vote to recommend impeachment would be the first step toward potentially removing Hall from office.

Hall was appointed regent by Gov. Rick Perry in 2011.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.