2 Lawmakers Investigating Regent Took Free Tickets 10/21/13
AUSTIN, Texas - Two lawmakers investigating a University of Texas
System regent over his battles with Austin campus President Bill Powers attended
the Texas-Oklahoma football game with free tickets provided by Powers' office.
The University of Texas has long offered free football tickets to lawmakers,
including the annual showcase event at the Cotton Bowl. This year's game was
played while House lawmakers investigate whether Regent Wallace Hall abused the
authority of his governor-appointed position to undermine Powers and potentially
get him fired.
Hall's attorney questioned whether Reps. Eric Johnson and Four Price could
be impartial after accepting the tickets. They are among eight members of the
state committee investigating whether to impeach Hall.
Johnson declined comment. Price did not respond to interview requests.