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Posted: May 12, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: May 12, 2014 2:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations will meet today to vote on whether to recommend that University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall be impeached. A group of state lawmakers have spent months investigating his efforts to oust the president of the Austin campus. There have been very few impeachment trials in state history.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Research has found that thousands of tons of methane gas released into the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 oil spill lingered longer than expected. The study from Texas A&M University at Galveston and other universities found that microbes expected to consume almost all of the gas released didn't remove the gas as quickly and efficiently as expected. Methane concentrations rose to more than 40,000 times normal levels.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A pony is getting treatment for burns after shielding her foal in a barn fire. Bella and Butterscotch have received round-the-clock treatment at a Decatur equine clinic. The two were rescued from an April 6th barn fire near Alvarado. Bella suffered serious burns over much of her body.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) Another Navy aircraft carrier is headed for a scrap yard in Brownsville. The Navy has awarded a contract for one cent to ESCO Marine of Brownsville to dismantle the decommissioned carrier USS Saratoga. The Saratoga was decommissioned in 1994 after nearly 40 years of service.

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