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commented 2017-02-15 08:46:35 -0800
Senator Whitmire,


I’m contacting you today about the bills before the Texas Senate regarding abortion: State Bills 8, 258, and 415. It is just awful that these bills come before our law makers again and again.

Politicians need to stop playing politics with reproductive health care, shaming women, and interfering in decisions that don’t belong to them.


I am pretty sure that you would not vote for these bills, so I am sending you my support and additional encouragement on that action. Rally the senators! We must keep access to safe medical care and not include policies that perpetuate stigmas.


Thank you for the work you do to represent me and my neighbors.


Karen Yip
commented 2017-02-14 20:30:40 -0800
Why must we continue to battle over restoring our Astrodome to glory, or some sort of usefulness? True it will be expensive, however, we continue to spend $billions on public pensions and the health, incarceration, and education of illegals. Don’t forget about those of us that are from here, and continue to fund and support this county and everything it is and was.
followed this page 2017-02-13 10:55:30 -0800
commented 2017-02-13 10:06:54 -0800
Senator Whitmire -


Thank you for your proposed bill to require Harris County voters to approve Judge Emmet’s ill-thought plan for the Astrodome. It is truly absurd that we would use taxpayer money to build a glorified parking lot that ultimately benefits a multi-billion dollar corporation (the NFL), when we have a gaping hole in our pension program, under-funded schools, and already high property taxes.


The average citizen cannot afford to bring their family to an NFL game, much less pay for a fancy parking lot. The bill for any improvements to the NRG / Astrodome complex need to be footed by those who use the venues. Tear down the Astrodome already and get taxpayers out of this business.


Regards,

Tom Steiner

Harris County Taxpayer and Resident
commented 2017-02-11 21:52:47 -0800
Senator Whitmire. I’d like to tell you that in the event that you manage to get the Houston Astrodome torn down I will make it my mission in life to vote against you in every election you participate in for as long as I live.
commented 2017-02-11 18:44:10 -0800
Claira Fortune 3503 Prudence Street Houston, Texas 77045

Date: February 11,2017


Senator John Whitmire , 803 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007 P.O. Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711


Most Honorable Senator John Whitmire,

My name is Claira, and I beg your indulgence to my hearts plea for immediate assistance concerning my son Donald Fairweather #02106472 whom is housed at the Lopez Unit Edinburg 1203 El Cibolo Road, Edinburg, Texas 78542. And please understand that my disability hinders my ability to at the least lay my eyes upon my son when GOD allows my health to permit me to travel. I have documentations to offer you concerning my health conditions which is my heart for I have a pacemaker, as well as my need for dialysis treatment.

Therefore, I request if you please, would you send my son closer to Houston, Texas so that at times when I’m able I may at least see him. Though I’m seasoned by time and my travels to him would be brief, yet it would console my hearts fear concerning him. Even now word has come to me that he may be contemplating suicide, and my heart yearns to do all I can for him because he is now the only son that I have left.

So I most humbly plea for your kind assistance as well as intervention on our behalves and show us mercy and bring him closer to his home. Be it understood that I know his mistakes deserve the punishment allocated to him, yet it would do my heart good to know that I could at least see his face from time to time and show him my love as long as I can.

Sincerely and Respectfully Requesting Your Assistance,

Claira Fortune
commented 2017-02-11 14:39:29 -0800
Senator John Whitmire, Thank you for introducing legislation that will require a referendum for spending $105 million on the astrodome. Judge Emmett and the other astrodome huggers need to let it go.
followed this page 2017-02-11 10:06:41 -0800
commented 2017-02-11 10:06:21 -0800
Bravo on you proposed Astrodome bill. Spending $104M on the Astrodome for 1,400 parking spaces is ridiculous. It’s like putting lipstick on a pig. We already have facilities for conventions and activities in Houston (George R Brown, Discovery Green, numerous brand new hotels, NRG) no amount of money will enable the Astrodome to compete with these facilities. Count on my vote for you bill.
commented 2017-02-11 07:53:30 -0800
I just read about your proposed legislation to let the Harris County voters have a say in the Astrodome; Bravo and thanks!
commented 2017-02-11 06:15:07 -0800
Mr. Whitmire, tear down that Astrodome. Voters of Harris County approved the demolition. Harris County officials have been stalling and just carrying this matter on for much too long. The Astrodome’s time has passed. It needs to go. The vast majority of us want it gone ASAP.
commented 2017-02-10 14:41:04 -0800
Good call on the future of the Astrodome. Voters should approve any money spent to keep that building alive. Thanks for staying on top of this issue.
commented 2017-02-01 06:21:51 -0800
Hon Whitmire

We are paying you to represent us in the US Senate.

You need to attend the meetings to evaluate the HHS nominate and do your job.

If you are incapable to do your job in exchange for the salary and

benefits you receive from us let us know.

Thanks,
commented 2017-01-28 19:56:53 -0800
I just watched the TX Senate Finance committee discussion with the UT Chancellor. Wow, you have amazing fire and command of the facts. Thank you for your service to the state.
commented 2017-01-27 09:03:17 -0800
Dear Senator Whitmire,

I urge you to oppose SB 6, the so-called bathroom bill. I am a straight women in her 70’s in who has probably shared public restrooms for years with transgendered women. As you must know, this bill is not about women’s safety. It is all about discrimination, and Dan Patrick’s willful disregard of facts about this issue. We do not want Texas to go down the path of North Carolina. I would like to know your stance on this bill.

Thank you for your time.
commented 2017-01-26 17:33:24 -0800
SENATOR WHITMIRE, I WOULD LIKE TO BE MADE AWARE OF ANY REAASONABLE AND PRUDENT REASON WHY THERE ARE SO MANY LENIENT SENTENCES INVOLVING CASE OF INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER IN TEXAS. FURTHER, I WOULD APPLAUD ANY ELECTED STATE OFFICIAL WHO INTRODUCES AND PUSHES A BILL MANDATING A MUCH HIGHER MINIMUM PRISON SENTENCE AND REMOVING PROBATION AND DEFERRED ADJUTIFICATION FROM THE EQUATION.
commented 2017-01-12 08:10:08 -0800
Dear Senator Whitmire, In May 2016 the Texas Supreme Court deemed the current public school funding system was constitutional. However their ruling also called the system "Byzantine, " and, “undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.” It is true that the Court issued no order to fix some parts of the system, but I urge you to address this imbalanced method of taxation. Houston’s recent vote not to send yearly checks to the Texas Education Agency but rather to cede property makes this issue all the more problematic and acute. Please do what you can in your position as congressperson to make school funding more equitable for both taxpayer and school children in all tax districts across Texas. Some smaller rural districts could be annexed. Larger cities like Dallas and Houston should be able to keep all funds so that their poorer neighborhoods can benefit from tax revenue collected in their own cities. Please “repeal and replace” Robin Hood.
commented 2017-01-12 07:48:19 -0800
Please do not defund Planned Parenthood. Please do not believe falsehoolds spread by such organizations like Center for Medical Progress. Many people that do not have access to other (expensive) medical care rely on Planned Parenthood for all types of medical testing and education and preventative care. This type of medical attention actually saves taxpayer money in the long run. Moreover, since the legislature is intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act, lower cost options such as Planned Parenthood are all the more necessary. This is not a partisan issue; it is a human issue.
commented 2017-01-12 03:30:36 -0800
I would like to know when will the public be able to tour your treatment place in Littlefield since its not a prison,shouldnt we be able to speak to treatment providers to know how the sex offender program is being run? Being told (by the Assistant ) that the next meeting is in Jan.2017 and placing a public meeting in Dec. was very unorganized. It seems years to go from tier 1 to 4 but yet so fast to go from 4 to 1 Why is that?It seems to just keep them in this secret prison?
commented 2017-01-10 07:28:41 -0800
no to sb6, i support transgender rights
commented 2017-01-06 06:27:03 -0800
No to SB6. I support transgender rights.
commented 2016-12-17 18:16:09 -0800
Senator,

The Dallas-Jones Dream Scholarship is a student-led scholarship founded by sophomore Business Marketing Major, Aaron Dallas II, and freshman Political Science Major, Kernard Jones. In partnership with the Texas Southern University Development Office, this scholarship will financially assist our fellow tigers and aid them to stay in school.


We have a dream to impact the lives of students and families, which includes seeing graduation rates increase and retention rates decrease within our freshman class here at Texas Southern University. Six freshman (3 males, 3 females) will be chosen to be recipients of the Dallas-Jones Dream Scholarship. Our goal is to raise $2,400 for this wonderful cause and so far we have raised 30% of our anticipated target. Friend, we are asking you to make a contribution to our scholarship fund. Through your generous and selfless contribution, we will be one step closer to ensuring that each hardworking student enrolled at Texas Southern University, will have the tools and resources necessary to truly achieve excellence.


The money you donate goes to the Texas Southern University Development Office Bank Account to financially assist freshman students with tuition, fees, books, supplies or other personal financial expenses. All proceeds, 100% of every donation, is for the sole purpose of the scholarship fund. Any amount of monetary donation is welcome. We will be highly honored and appreciative for the support you offer.


Please click on the link to donate:

https://tsu.thankyou4caring.org/the-dallas-jones-dream-scholarship-fund


A video sharing our story:

https://vimeo.com/190948744?ref=tw-v-share


Thanks,

Kernard Jones
commented 2016-12-15 21:02:28 -0800
I want to suggest that 2 items be added to your education plan on how to act when stopped by police. How to react when an emergency vehicle approaches and how to react when a school bus stops in front of you, but most important when a school bus stops coming in your direction. Keep up the good work.
commented 2016-12-13 11:27:56 -0800
Dear Mr. Whitmire,

How can you allow these worthless tax districts (Montrose Mangement District) to exist and line consultants pockets and spend on frivolous junk. Montrose Mangement District has a father son leading it. Read Nancy Sarnoff of Houston Chronicle’s article today 12/13/16. This is a joke. The crime at the apartment complex we own actually has gone up. You have a lot of angry constituents here. Please take a look at this. These districts do no public service. They put up signs, lights and say they get rid of grafitti. For the $7 million they got from us, we get nothing but smirks. This is criminal; maybe a federal authority should look at it; especially the father son thing.
commented 2016-12-12 19:56:48 -0800
commented 2016-12-08 20:40:00 -0800
I saw a newscast stating you want to propose a bill 2 design a course to interact with police officers. You also need to consider in all high school students to require a anger management class. UC road rage UC domestic violence and it all has to do with the lack of Anger Management. but not limited to officer Anger Management training
commented 2016-12-08 04:50:50 -0800
Good morning Senator,

I have just read the text of Senate Bill 273. I want to thank you for wanting to mandate education for our young citizens as to interactions with public servants. I would suggest that this class be taught by a school resource officer or if in a district without such, a local or county peace officer. I would also suggest that (5) be amended to include “or a commendation for” . As it reads now, it could be taken that we are encouraging our young to distrust us. Thank you for your service to Texas!

Yours as a grateful public servant,

Randy Holmes
commented 2016-11-22 19:24:53 -0800
Hello Senator Whitmire, I know you are a very busy man but I do know you are a man of honor. I’m a convicted felon but upon my release I have completed all the course work for a counselor intern in the state of Texas. The reason I’m writing you is I was offered a job at bay area recovery in Dickinson Tx.to work with TDCJ CLIENTS on parole. In order to do this I have to be approved by TDCJ to work with TDCJ CLIENTS. The director of the center is Mr.Lance.IF YOU DESIRE TO TALK WITH HIM HIS NUMBER IS 281-337-1343.I know from experience that the disease of addiction can be as deadly as any other disease. Senator I believe God inspired me to ask you for help because I was watching the news and they did a story of you helping a guy to go back to his old unit to spread the good news of hope.My message to the guys is very simple. You are not a bad person but a sick person trying to get well.I truly believe my message of hope will save many families and also many lives.The job Mr.Lance offered me will not require me to go back inside but for me to work in a intensive out patient setting. AN right now I also attend Ohio Christian University working on furthering my education so One day I CAN write my on treatment programs.Thank you for your time and consideration. If you desire to talk with me my number is 409-771-4634
commented 2016-11-17 16:29:51 -0800
All Families with Offenders assigned to the Gib Lewis Correctional Facility:

It has come to the attention of this office that the following has taken place at the Gib Lewis Unit:

The offenders at Gib Lewis will not be getting their Thanksgiving turkey dinner this year due to the blatant disregard of Sgt Watts by leaving the turkeys out overnight. This action was verified this morning by Food Service Manager Amy Marshall.

At this time, we are encouraging all families to please contact Regional Director Tony O’Hare at (936) 437-1770, Senior Warden Tommie Haynes at (409) 283-8181 and the Ombudsman Office at(936) 437-4927 or email ombudsman@tdcj.texas.gov

You may also contact Beryl Bailey at (936) 437-8375 or email at

beryl.bailey@tdcj.texas.gov

Sen John Whitmire (713)864-8701

803 Yale Street

Houston, TX 77007
followed this page 2016-11-13 21:54:24 -0800
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