After months of talking about the serious business of subjecting a state official to impeachment proceedings, members of a House committee are scheduled to meet Monday to decide just how to do it.
The target of the impeachment effort is Wallace Hall Jr., a University of Texas regent. Legislators assigned to the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations will attempt to navigate largely uncharted territory. Previous impeachment proceedings have involved elected officials — Gov. Jim “Pa” Ferguson in 1917 and state District Judge O.P. Carrillo in 1975. University regents are appointed by the governor, which makes the impeachment effort a probable first in the state’s history.
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