FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, Regent Wallace Hall, of Dallas, takes part in a University of Texas Regents meeting in Austin, Texas. A Texas House panel on Monday, May 12, 2014 found grounds for impeachment against Hall, who was trying to oust the Austin campus president. The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 on the motion and is scheduled to vote on specific impeachment recommendations later this month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Cost of UT regent inquiry almost $600,000

The Houston Chronicle reports that Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin's firm billed the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Oper…