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Posted: Aug 16, 2013 5:21 PM

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 5:40 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A UT regent has responded to a Texas House committee that is considering whether to impeach him. In a letter released today, an attorney for Wallace Hall said his client was just doing his job in questioning activities at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has asked the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations to look into Hall and what critics call his attempt to micromanage the university.

HOUSTON (AP) The attorney for a woman on trial for the 2010 slaying of a 12-year-old Houston boy has suggested the boy's stepfather is to blame. Mona Nelson is charged with capital murder in the death of Jonathan Foster, whose badly burned body was found stuffed in a culvert. The child disappeared Christmas Eve 2010. Nelson has pleaded not guilty.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A former Central Texas nurse convicted in a child's death is to be released in less than five years from prison. The child's mother and others hope, however, that another criminal case can keep her behind bars. Genene Jones was sentenced to 99 years for murder in the 1982 death of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan from an overdose of a muscle relaxant.

DALLAS (AP) An exhibit featuring presidential photographs is set to open at Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The exhibit opening tomorrow "The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press" runs through October 27th at the downtown museum.

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