AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas board of regents is scheduled to meet Thursday to consider whether to release emails and other documents to the Legislature.
The board and state lawmakers have been in a public standoff over the Legislature’s demand to see the records, some of which the board considers confidential.
The dispute stems from an escalating fight between several regents critical of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers and lawmakers who are defending him.
Powers is believed to be fighting to keep his job. Several prominent lawmakers have stepped up to his defense and have made large records request from the university system.
Board Chairman Gene Powell has asked the state attorney general if the board can withhold the documents.