- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott’s first three appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents have passed their first round of approval.

The Senate Nominations Committee endorsed new regents Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck, and a new term for regent Steve Hicks. Each had faced tough questioning from the panel a week ago but sailed through Thursday’s vote with little opposition.

Tucker was approved on a unanimous vote. Beck and Hicks were approved on 6-1 votes with Sen. Konni Burton, Fort Worth, the only dissenter.

All three must be still be confirmed by the full Senate for their six-year terms.

Tucker is a former undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Education and Beck is a Houston lawyer. Hicks, a businessman, has been on the board since 2009.

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