UT Regent Wallace Hall will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate.

The committee investigating whether Hall should be impeached went forward with another day of testimony Wednesday. Hall himself was scheduled to testify, but declined the day before. Instead, the committee heard from UT President Bill Powers and University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa about Hall, who has been accused of misusing his office in an attempt to oust Powers.

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we heard more from Powers, who told the committee Hall’s actions have hurt morale at the university.


The new issue of Texas Monthly has hit newsstands, and with it, the winners of this year’s “Bum Steer Awards.” The magazine’s editor in chief, Jake Silverstein, joined us to talk about which political figures made the list and why.


All this week, we’ve been reporting on the recent boom in unlocking oil and natural gas resources in Texas. It’s generated nearly 300,000 new jobs, and added at least $4.5 billion dollars to the state’s coffers. But it also comes at a cost.

Capital Tonight’s John Salazar brought us a look at how the corresponding rise in traffic fatalities is more than just a statistic.