Joseph Jamail Jr., a prominent Houston attorney, has donated tens of millions of dollars to his beloved University of Texas over the years — for law, athletics, nursing and other programs. On Monday, Jamail and two other generous alumni accused Gov. Rick Perry and some of his appointees to the UT System Board of Regents of trying to tear down their alma mater.
The charges came in the form of a 1-minute, 41-second video posted at www.wakeuplonghorns.com. The video identifies its sponsor only as “Wake Up Longhorns,” but the trio confirmed to the American-Statesman that they funded its production, saying they are upset about what they described as micromanagement of the Austin flagship.
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