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commented 2019-02-05 08:39:27 -0800
Senator, we dont need lower bails for criminals. We need the criminals to stop committing the crimes. We dont need or want them back on the street sooner so they can commit more crimes. STOP TRYING TO REDUCE THE BAILS FOR CRIMINALS!!!!
commented 2019-01-31 07:53:45 -0800
In the effort to fund our schools in this session I request that you work to accomplish three things:

1. Change the law to make the “equal and uniform” method of property appraisal apply only to residential property.

2. Increase the Franchise Tax to .75%.

3. Increase the Motor Fuel Tax by a few cents per gallon.

The only realistic way to adequately fund our schools is to increase revenue.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.


Larry Lambertz

2105 Gostick

Houston 77008
commented 2019-01-31 07:52:40 -0800
In the effort to fund our schools in this session I request that you work to accomplish three things:

1. Change the law to make the “equal and uniform” method of property appraisal apply only to residential property.

2. Increase the Franchise Tax to .75%.

3. Increase the Motor Fuel Tax by a few cents per gallon.

The only realistic way to adequately fund our schools is to increase revenue.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.


Larry Lambertz

2105 Gostick

Houston 77008
commented 2019-01-31 06:12:33 -0800
Dear Sen. Whitmire, re: the online KHOU article about DPS long lines; I moved to Houston last year and used the mega-center on Veterans and was in and out in 30 minutes. Just sharing my experience with a DPS office.

commented 2019-01-31 05:52:45 -0800
Senator Whitmire. I applaud you doing something about the DMV here in Houston. I agree that wait times are completely out of control. I hope you succeed in changing that very soon. Thank you.
commented 2019-01-30 17:28:35 -0800
commented 2019-01-24 10:19:21 -0800
Sen. Whitmire,

I am a citizen of Texas and constituent in your district. I would like to express my support for the Free & Fair Elections resolution and ask for a few minutes of your time to meet with me to discuss why.

The Free & Fair Elections resolution, is the only way we can fix our broken federal government. Without an electoral process that enables voters to hold Congress accountable, they will continue to act in the interest of those who can hold them accountable, their donors. Please support and co-author HJR-120 to ensure our federal government represents the best interests of all Americans.

Democracy is thriving at the state level and we need the same to be true of our federal government. With your support on the Free & Fair Elections resolution, it can.

Thank you,

Francisca Rios
commented 2019-01-10 13:04:14 -0800
Senator Whitmire: I cannot find enough information on you to really grasp how you vote on issues, but I will be plain. The town I grew up in in your district has grown increasingly dangerous due to drugs and illegal immigration. I certainly hope that you support border security in this state and oppose illegal immigration. There is no one I know that doesn’t have a personal story of how illegal immigration has not negatively impacted their lives, the lives of loved ones, their towns and neighborhoods. It is sickening that there are those in Washington DC that support illegal activities. I do not want this for my state. I want our borders, towns and cities free of gangs and the depredations of illegal aliens. Socialists have infiltrated our state political system in the past few years, as is evidenced by Beto Orourke. I do not stand with socialism or anyone who does. Socialism is a concept that has never worked successfully in any state or country that has implemented it. I also stand against the importation of Muslims in a manner where they are forced upon a state or community against their wishes. There is NO country that Muslims have gained a large foothold in, that do not end with violence, murder and discord. If you can name one, please do. I would like to be wrong, but I’m not. I would like to know more of how you stand on these issues, as I am a registered voter and will vote from now on if I have to do it from a wheelchair, or a hospital bed. I will vote. I am not PC, and never will be, but I want what is best for my life, the lives of my children and relatives, and I want what is best for my state. I hope you share my wishes.
commented 2019-01-08 00:43:35 -0800
Senator Whitmire: Why is it that Texas is almost as large a socialist welfare state as California? Is it supporting all the illegals that I have seen at the Harris County Clinic, or LBJ hospital? When you go to one of these facilities, and you should, look at the disproportionate balance of native born Texans, and Hispanics. Our town has grown dangerous and overrun will illegals. It used to be a good place to live. Not any longer. It is taking on the aura of a third world country. It is time ALL of our elected officials took a stand to stop it instead of encouraging it. It is just a shame it is so long between voting periods, and that less REAL issues are put up for vote to the people it affects. There would be far less game playing with our lives. Angry and disgusted does not begin to say what I feel.
commented 2018-12-19 16:55:58 -0800
Hello Senator Whitmire, I am a prison minister for about 24 years now in TX, my ministry is called Armour of God Prison Ministry. My masters is in applied criminology from Texas A&M & I’m now working on my Doctorates. I am an advocate for inmates & their families, I coach & mentor those in prison & out, I help with parole files, reviews, correspondence with the ombudsman & the health Liaison agency, & help with reentry (employment, housing, etc). I also work on innocence cases. Nine years ago I married a man by proxy who was recommended to me as a penpal by a Kairos prison chaplain, who also 6 years later married us (2009). My husband was in a bus crash on one of the chain buses this past Wednesday December 12. He was on his way from James V. Allred Unit to Robertson Unit for layover, on his eventual destination to Montford, the prison hospital. He was scheduled for an MRI for an injury he had sustained in the prison several years before, aggravated by a fall to his shoulder & the repetitious job he was assigned to. He was on medical leave at the time. From my sources, another prison wife who’s husband was on the same bus, the driver hit a TxDot truck laying brine on the road, he was struck from behind. According to her husband he fell asleep at the wheel & only the guard rail kept them from going off the road. I as of yet have not talked with my husband, they say he’s still in transit, & has been moved 2x since he’s been back to his unit (Allred) Monday. I talked with the chaplain & he admonished me & said they are only allowed to check on our loved ones if it’s an emergency. What kind of unempathetic chaplain is this? My husband who was already in a lot of pain & on medical leave, on his way to the hospital for tests, was in a bus crash! He finally said he would have some one check on him but would NOT call me back. I’m very upset over the lack of oversight & accountability TDCJ has. Apparently there were about 60 men on that bus, the capacity is around 42, & I think they were told to put seat belts on the buses after the last crash that killed 10 men, I think it was also Allred unit! As a prison minister I have dealt with MANY areas of neglect & apathetic, uncompassionate treatment of the inmates. I’ve had to negotiate for a disabled veteran who came into the system with a cane & the PA took it away because he said he thought he was pretending about his condition, the man can hardly feel his legs! Also, for a woman who was covered with scabies over 80% of her body, with pustule sores, this same woman the Nurse’s assistant took her walker away because she said she was also faking, even though it was a doctor who previously prescribed it. This same woman sat out for hours in the cold waiting for medication. I could go on & on & on. Now it’s my husband we’re talking about & I’ve yet to talk with him, he’s yet to see medical, he’s being moved around while they find him a bed in the dorms where he belongs. They also told me today he’s on some kind of work detail?? He was on medical leave before the crash! I’m writing you because this issue needs to be looked into with honesty & transparency. I have been a member of Texas Voices for many years. Our president Mary Sue Molnar says you are a fair & honest man. I am for one asking you to provide legislature to have oversight for TDCJ. the parole is every bit if not worse! We alone in Texas Voices can give you a recitation of the many nightmares our loved ones endure in this system and their families too, just ask us! As you can see I’m not just a minister I am also a criminologist with a major in policy. Most policy we have here in TX is counterproductive & contrary to criminal theory & most of it lacks common sense. Its also left in the hands of power hungry people who use it to their advantage. A good amount of policy here actually sets an environment for recidivism and crime! I pray you hear my cry, as it is the cry of many prison wives & families here in TX! Thanks for your time…
commented 2018-12-17 11:47:36 -0800
To Senator John Witmire,


I am so upset for the fact that my husband Valentino Marmolejo #626793 was ill because of the food in kitchen was contaminated at Terrell Unit. I was told that they exterminated kitchen the day before my husband got sick from food.

On a Sunday of 6/10/18 my husband got up to eat breakfast and he went to church and felt sick in his stomach and he said in his the last letter I got from him after church he had the Chaplin and Christian Brothers pray for him. I was told that he tried to go to infirmary 3 times as they told him to leave. On 6/12/18 Tuesday my husband started to throw up black stuff and had diarrhea and it also was black which means he was bleeding from inside his stomach.

I was informed by a friend of my husband that he was rushed to hospital. TDC never told me my husband was sick and by the grace of God I was informed by his friend’s wife. I try to see my husband but he was too ill to come down to visit room .He got there in hospital on 12 of June, and they had surgery in him on 22 ND in June. But they said he was doing better which it was because of the blood they gave him and said they had him on therapy. But he was still bleeding out but slowly they said , I was told so many different information. I do got all documented. I just believe my husband was poisoned and I was informed that there was others that got sick on food which was the eggs, from what I was told. I really need your help in the matter. There is much to say but I am so numb and still can not believe my husband is gone. He died on 6/26/18.
Sincerely Yours
Rosemary Marmolejo
commented 2018-12-16 15:32:51 -0800
My name is Bennie Price and I am the Founder of 1 Church 1 Soul Ministry

I am writing today to introduce you to the great work our Christ centered ministry is doing in Texas, with the hope, you will come along side of us in partnership. Our ministry works with the incarcerated who, one day, will be re-entering our community and your involvement and the involvement of the community will aid in adding value to the program and additional benefits to those we serve.

The goal of One Church One Soul is multi-faceted with a three point action plan.

1-Reconciling prisoners back to God – (Prayer, Evangelism, Hand written letters, Emails, Phone Calls, Bible Studies, and One-on-one Mentoring)

2-Reconciling prisoners back to their families- (Open lines of Communication with family members via Visitation, Photos, and Designated prayer time)

3-Reconciling prisoners back to their communities- (Church adoption, Re-entry programs, Etc.)

The hope, is to have one church adopt one prisoner from the community/city he or she will be returning to. These churches will strive to show these lost souls there are people who care, and above all, show them the love of Jesus. Having these programs in place, prior to release as-well-as after they return to their communities, will significantly reduce the number who re-offend and increase the number of those who will go on to live a productive life.

Thank you for your time and authority in this matter.


Bennie Price

1 Church 1 Soul Ministry
commented 2018-12-13 07:30:55 -0800
I’m writing to express my concern regarding the multiple felonious and anticipated forfeitures around the recent viral case involving Tenaha Police Department, notorious for their corruption and racism.
commented 2018-12-06 10:55:48 -0800
Senator Whitmire,

As a parent, I have a question regarding the bill S.B.ANo.A106 that you sponsored, regarding truancy. Could you please clarify what you meant by “parts of days” in the text of the bill. Since it’s written to deter from missing school, please explain what would and want would not be considered “parts of days” from the point of view of this bill. Thank you.
commented 2018-12-04 17:45:14 -0800
December 2, 2018

Carla Kneipp

Vice President & Treasurer

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

1111 Louisiana Street, 39th Floor

Houston, TX 77002

Dear Carla Kneipp:

On November 12, 2018, my gas was disconnected because I owed $56.00. Coincidentally and abnormally, Houston weather on this November night was very cold, in the low 30’s with a freeze warning. I am upset because there was an oversight on my part that I missed two payments, but I did not receive any disconnect notice. In fact, when the heat did not come on, I believed my heater was broken. I did not discover that the gas was off until my husband came home and checked the meter. Later that night, I looked and discovered a disconnect notice left behind a bush near my front door. By the time I learned my gas was off, it was past seven ‘o clock, and I could not address the issue until the next day. I was furious! My four years old daughter, my husband and I froze all night.

My concern is that Centerpoint is swindling customers by failing to provide appropriate disconnect notices in order to increase profit by charging outrageous penalties and reconnect fees. My past due balance was $56. I currently owed $79. Yet, to get my gas reconnected, I had to pay $160 which does not include the $65 they are billing me on the next bill for a deposit. I called to complain to customer service that I don’t get paper bills, and nowhere in my e-bill was I given notice. I was told then that the only way I would have known was to login to my account. I never login to my account because the e-bill has the amount owed and due date, and I pay my bill through online banking. I also did not understand why the disconnect notice information did not appear in the subject line of my November 1st e-bill or anywhere in the e-bill for that matter.

Furthermore, to my surprise once I did pay the outrageous fees, I received multiple emails with updates that contained needed information in the subject lines. I will include screenshots of them to prove a point that if Centerpoint Energy can include notifications in the subject line about payment received and reconnect scheduled, surely in the subject line of a disconnect notice it can say in big red letters, “DISCONNECT NOTICE.” Therefore, I ask for policy change at Centerpoint to include at minimum this change and possible other changes that does not penalize customers with years of excellent payment history who get behind for various reasons. I believe I should have also received a phone call notice which could even have come via a robocalling service because for many families it’s like climbing an impossible mountain to come up with the penalty and reconnect fees and much easier to pay the actual bill for service, so Centerpoint should do all it can to accommodate the economically disadvantaged.

As the circumstances surrounding my unfortunate disconnect were so traumatizing, I have resolved to send this letter to not just Centerpoint, but to my elected representatives in State and Federal Congress, the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the Consumer Protection Division of the Public Utility Commission. I decided against sending a copy to Fox News Consumer Reports because I believe it can be resolved without their help. Nonetheless, I thank God that I did have the money to get my gas reconnected as soon as possible, but my heart was breaking at the same time thinking of people whom may have been in similar circumstances and were unable to pull together the money. People whom are elderly, single mothers or fathers with young children, college students, or just people working for minimum wage struggling to make ends meet. I want this letter not to just be a voice for me, but a voice for them as well.

Please address.


Candace Fraser

2850 Packard Elm Street

Houston, Texas 77038




Texas Office of the Attorney General

Congressional District 18—Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Texas State Senate District 15—Senator John Whitmire

Texas State House District 140—Representative Armando Walle

American Civil Liberties Union

Southern Poverty Law Center


Consumer Protection Division of the Public Utility Commission

David Mordy, Director, Centerpoint Energy

Bo Murphy, Manager, Centerpoint Energy

Brandi Summersill, Investor Relations Coordinator, Centerpoint Energy
commented 2018-11-17 22:02:31 -0800
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Texas Podiatric Medical Association

918 Congress Ave, Suite 200

Austin, TX 78701
commented 2018-11-17 22:01:23 -0800
I am now a director of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. Please add me to all your future mailings and emails or events that we can help you with.

Texas Podiatric Medical Association

918 Congress Ave, Suite 200

Austin, TX 78701
commented 2018-11-17 15:29:21 -0800
The family of Talmadge Sharp, Sr. mourn his passing & request your presence to speak on behalf of Talmadge Sr. on 11/26 @ 11 am at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church located at 8775 Flagship Dr, Houston, Tx 77029.
commented 2018-11-17 10:13:57 -0800
I am unhappy with my brother’s experience with the parole office in Houston. Working with Justin Wood to no avail.

Going to the news station now.
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commented 2018-10-17 11:41:50 -0700
A Tdcj oig agent Terri Gardner went to Wyoming and threaten me with sexual assault and nearly assaulted a developmental disabled person in Lander Wyoming. Then last week she threaten my dad and got him worked up. Her bosses number is 936-437-5103
commented 2018-10-06 15:54:11 -0700
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commented 2018-10-02 12:19:08 -0700
I am writing this in regards to my brother Albert Jackson #1260848 at Robertson Unit. His blood pressure medicine has been taken from him. His last reading was 180/102. He has even been taken to medical by his boss, but medical will not do anything. This is a case of deliberate indifference – which is illegal. There is a PA Deer at the unit who taken different medications away from him. However, this is endangering his life. One of the wardens told me that there is nothing they can do in medical. Please help me. I do not want to lose my brother. I am not a suing person, but I have retained an attorney because I am at that point. Please intervene and help my brother get his medicine back. Please let me know if you need anything else from me.
commented 2018-09-26 22:07:35 -0700
Senator Whitmire,

Where do you stand on the Second Look bill?

Parole reform for juvenile offenders?
commented 2018-09-25 16:19:56 -0700
Senator Whitmire,

I just read an article in the Texas Tribune about Ken Paxton supporting a law that requires students to stand for the pledge of allegiance, which has caused a student to be expelled from her Houston area school (reference:

Besides the fact that this law is trash, how in the world can we say we live in a place that values freedom, especially in a state that’s known to hem and haw at every perceived slight to personal liberty? This student is an exemplar of what we should ask all of our youth, which is to think for yourself and take a stand, not just be indoctrinated. This law is even worse than the “No Boycott of Israel” one, another affront to personal liberties, but that’s an issue for another time.

My question is what can we do to make sure that this student doesn’t get her life thrown completely off track for exercising her rights, and how do we get this stupid law scrubbed from my home state? I know it probably seems like political suicide to do anything concerning the pledge, but this is ridiculous and embarrassing. I’m open to all suggestions up to and including launching Ken Paxton into the sun if it helps. Thank you for your service, I hope to be able to help you in any way I can on this, other issues, and any impending re-elections.


Brian DonCarlos
commented 2018-09-23 16:41:19 -0700
I need Answers on Men In Civil Commitment,Why is this Secret Prison of Littlfield so Far,and why are they not being Released from therapy? Why is CORRECTION CARE SOLUTIONS killing these Men? Why do we have them under their care,as they have pending investigations due to negligence with their People. How many people have been released for this year alone? I want Answers,I will send these questions until I get answers.Thank you.
commented 2018-09-23 16:34:58 -0700
I would like to know ,Why are there men in Civil Commitment being sent to Littlefield? Meanwhile there are Men whom are dying there with the care of Correction Care Solutions. Why are these men being Killed? Why are they still being held in this therapy,when are they being Released? Senator Whitmire,You explained to the Families that these men were going to complete therapy,but not Forever! This needs to be corrected. Littlefield is far for Families to Visit and these men are not in prison anymore,I want Answers.This will be sent further.Thank you,I hope for a Response.
commented 2018-09-18 05:10:25 -0700
Mr Whitmire

Our Texas Prisons need so much attention from Correctional Officers doing what they want and not following policies and procedures yet they expect the inmates to, Contaminated water, over abundant amounts of roaches and no cold air or Ice provided so not only are the inmates suffering so are the workers prisons are not supposed to be cake walks yet why is it Federal Prison are resorts and Luxury compared to State Prisons
commented 2018-09-12 19:47:39 -0700
Your Honorable John Whitmire,

I am writing in behalf of Miguel Angel Martinez #1096142. He is currently serving time in the Hughes Unit at the Gatesville facility. He has been incarcerated for 28 years for a crime that his only wrongdoing was in the wrong place with the wrong person. I am sure ou are familiar with his case as he was the youngest person ever to receive the death penalty in the state of Texas. His sentenced was dropped to life in prison. He has since his incarceration achieved his bachelors degree and is working on his masters. He was a child when he was sentenced, He comes from a single family home and his mother has also suffered for 28 years along with him.

I have recently sent the Board of Parole and Pardons letters in his behalf asking for mercy and his release. I have assured them that I can offer him and his mother shelter, food, clothing and transportation if need be should he be allowed to transfer to another state. I live in Pennsylvania. Should the state of Texas and/or the city of Laredo wish for him to live elsewhere, I have offered this as an option. I believe he has more than paid his debt to society and is not a threat to any community should he be released. I feel it is long past due that his mother has the opportunity to hug him and spend whatever time she has left in this world with her son. I understand the crime was heinous but I am also aware that he did not kill anyone but in fact the person he was with openly admits that he did the killing. I know that what I am asking of you may not be an easy task, but then again all should be taken into consideration what this child went thru because he was with the wrong person and feared for his own life while he was in his presence.

I hope you can open your heart and your mind should you have any influence on helping him obtain parole. I am so adamant about this because this could have been my son. He hung with the wrong crowd and could have easily been a victim of circumstance for a serious crime had he continued to do so. I can only imagine how I would have died a little for each day he would have been incarcerated. That’s another reason why my heart goes out to his family. They have lost precious years with him because of a child not being able to think straight and remove himself from a horrid situation. That would’ve been my son. He was not a leader when he was younger, but a follower. I went to bed waiting for a phone call telling me that he was either dead or in dire straits. Believe me, being a single parent myself that is your worst fear. You love your children with all your heart but out of your site they do not always make the right decisions.

I hope you will take into consideration the time he has served and help to reunite him with his family.

I appreciate your time in reading my letter. He is currently preparing for a review with the parole board. I pray that he is shown mercy and allowed to go home.

Thank you again….sincerely

Sharon L Herr
followed this page 2018-09-12 05:23:26 -0700
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