Texas Legislators Weigh Whether a Regent Should Be Impeached

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Wallace L. Hall Jr., a member of the U. of Texas system's Board of Regents, has filed open-records requests for thousands of documents from the university. Mr. Hall, shown at a meeting of the regents in July, declined to testify at a hearing held on Wednesday.

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Wallace L. Hall Jr., a member of the U. of Texas system's Board of Regents, has filed open-records requests for thousands of documents from the university. Mr. Hall, shown at a meeting of the regents in July, declined to testify at a hearing held on Wednesday.

An avalanche of open-records requests by a member of the University of Texas system's Board of Regents has touched off a controversy that has cost the flagship more than $1-million, sullied its reputation, and stymied recruiting efforts, the campus's president, Bill Powers, told state lawmakers on Wednesday.

Mr. Powers was addressing a panel in the Texas House of Representatives that is considering whether to recommend impeaching the regent, Wallace L. Hall Jr., for abusing his