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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.

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
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

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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 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

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

Sen John Whitmire (713)864-8701

803 Yale Street

Houston, TX 77007
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commented 2016-11-13 11:30:55 -0800
My name is Linda Martinez and I am the wife of Alejandro Martinez #572358. My husband, whom I call Alex, wrote to you and I mailed the letter on 9/26/16 via Signature Confirmation. It was received and signed by J. Glover on 9/27/16 @ 7:54 a.m. I know that you are a very busy man, but my husband and I would like to know if you have received this letter and were you able to read it? May I contact you by phone? Please respond. Thank you for your time and consideration.
commented 2016-11-08 14:49:18 -0800
Dear Sen. Whitmire,

I am writing to respectfully bring to your attention the nightmare that was inmate visitation on Saturday, November 5, at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit in Gatesville. I drove there 2.5 hours from Fredericksburg on my day off from work with my mother as we do every few months. My brother has been incarcerated for 15 years so we are experienced with how visitation usually works. We arrived at 1:04 p.m. to a line of about 20 cars at the perimeter entry gate. This was the worst we have seen it, but it was the first weekend of the month (always busier), and the inmates had just been let up from 3 weeks of lockdown, so of course a lot of families wanted to visit. The line was moving, and in 45 minutes we were on our way to park, which we did, when to our disappointment we encountered an even longer line of people waiting. At this point we realized our 2-hour visit was at risk, and when you drive for 5 hours roundtrip, that’s not a pleasant realization, to say the least.

There were about 60 people standing and waiting for more than two hours. These people included a 2-week-old infant who was coming to meet her father for the first time. She and her family, who were in the standing line right in front of us (remember we arrived at 1 p.m.), had arrived at the perimeter gate at 10:30 a.m. where a guard asked if they would be willing to sit outside, and they said no, given the infant’s tender condition in the chilly air. They were directed to wait in a certain part of the perimeter zone and were overlooked for hours while others were allowed in, essentially jumping in front of them in line because the guards weren’t doing their jobs effectively. No one asked us that question. The problem is: we waited all this time and did not even get our full 2-hour contact visits because visitation still ended at 5 p.m. Asst. Warden Maldonado was in charge of the unit that day. I called the unit from my car in the parking lot while my mom held our place in line to ask for him. I’m not sure he had a clue what a disaster they had out front, and it could have easily escalated as everyone was angry.

Others standing in this ridiculously long line that barely moved (and we had no communication from staff) were elderly women with canes and walkers. The air was cool and damp and not everyone was dressed for that, which I understand is their own fault. However, there is no food or water available, and to use the restroom, which is a single unit, people had to reckon with the agitated guards and pass through security even though it’s not beyond the checkpoint. Furthermore, once we entered the visitation room at 3:45 p.m., the only thing to buy from the 3 food-vending machines were chocolate candy bars. The two soda machines still had some choices. So after waiting all this time with no food or water, we all get into this room and have only sugary sodas and candy bars. Yes, we were grateful to have anything to eat, but nearly every time we go this is what happens. And we family members are not criminals and yet we are being treated as such. TDCJ could let the vending machine owners know that if they actually stock them before and on weekends, they would make a killing since they have a monopoly with selling to us. And we families would be extremely grateful to have something slightly more decent to buy and share with our loved ones. Fruit juice is always a desirable option since the guys rarely get to eat fruit; that isn’t offered at all. Foods like jerky, trail mix, peanuts, fruit snacks are nice because they aren’t strictly sodium or sugar. The sandwiches are a great addition but the one machine at the Hughes Unit is nearly always empty. I ask you to please look at policies around how these machines are stocked and handled. Please add more of them if it’s not possible for the contractors to stock them as quickly as they empty out.

When my brother arrived at our picnic table in the visitation room, he was white with rage. He had called my cell phone as we waited in line at about 1:35 so he knew we were on the unit and being held up for no good reason by the inefficient system. It’s impossible to have a good visit when everyone is so angry at the immense waste of time.

My Mom and I had originally planned to be there that same day (Nov. 5) for “Day with Mom” organized by the chaplain. We were notified on Wednesday, Nov. 2, that he decided to postpone that special event which we were all looking forward to, because the Behind the Walls group called at the last minute and he opted to let them come instead. My brother said some inmates had family coming from California and other faraway states and that they had already bought plane tickets. This is ridiculous. Furthermore, why can’t programs like that, that don’t involve inmate families, happen on weekdays? This special event with the “famous” football players totally stole our visit and that of many other people who endured this huge fiasco. As the Behind the Walls folks left, many of us felt angry toward them since their program kept us from seeing our loved ones, as least to some degree. I ask you to consider creating a policy that special events that don’t involve inmate families and that risk interfering with visitation be limited to weekdays, because families are only allowed to visit on weekends.

I have created a website and a coalition called Texas Prison Reform and you’ll be hearing from me frequently in the future. I’m tired of these inefficiencies and I am ready to speak up. Visitation is supposed to be a pleasant experience for the inmate and the family. On Saturday it was anything but.

Thank you for your time,

Annie Blakely

830-992-7233 cell
commented 2016-11-07 06:36:58 -0800
John Whitmire
commented 2016-11-04 13:11:04 -0700
Senator Whitmire
commented 2016-10-31 13:44:53 -0700
I am the president of the board of of Northborough Village Neighborhood Associatiodirectorsn, Inc., in north Houston Harris County which covers a subdivision of 184 homes paying $440 per home per year in HOA dues. The treasurer Mr. Andrey Andrews, 831 Green Pines Forest, Houston, TX 77067, who has held the position for over a year now does not know the location of the funds collected which amount to over $100,000. I reported this to Houston Police Dept. on Thursday afternoon and on Saturday morning someone left a bullet in my driveway between the parked cars on my private property. The HOA has not maintained up to date records of the members of the board of directors with the Texas secretary of state. Now I am a 71 year old who is being threatened in my home at 819 Forest Hillside Ln, Houston, TX 77067. Money is being misappropriated by the management company without approval of any of the board of directors. A majority of the board of directors wish to terminate the current management company before they get an automatic 4% increase in their fee on Jan. 1, 2017. Hon. Stan Stanart County Clerk told me that the board of directors of the HOA not the management company should be controlling the funds of the association. Without funds the board of directors is deprived of the services of a lawyer!

I discussed this problem with your Austin office recently and heard nothing further about it.
commented 2016-10-28 07:29:48 -0700
I am a 100% VA disabled (employable) Army veteran of 2 Iraq deployments, who cannot get a job as a physician with the TDCJ; yet the physician who is alleged Director for eastern Texas is Dr. Richard Doan, MD, an anesthesiologist who lives and practices medicine in Bakersfield, California.
commented 2016-10-27 16:31:05 -0700
Senator Whitmire, My name is Carolyn Lesley-Cavazos and I am in Abilene, Tx. My daughter, Jenna Lesley (29 yrs old) has a CPS case with the office here in Abilene. Her son is 3. They have literally ripped him from her for no logical reason. She is a wonderful mother and the reason this case was ever open was because of allegations from her son’s father and family that are not true. We are having so much trouble finding someone to listen to us and help us and we would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. The office here is falsifying records, there is no communication and a lot of confusion. This case should have already been closed but we have had 12-15 caseworkers in the year this has been going on. No one knows what the other one has done or is doing, they twist our words around to fit what they want and have placed her son in foster care without our knowledge until we went to pick him up from daycare. They have released her son to the paternal grandfather twice who has abused Jase (3 yrs old) . We have reported this and told every single caseworker and still they have allowed David Martinez (paternal grandfather) to pick him up from daycare (which we had told the daycare in no uncertain terms he was NOT to go with him). They have just handed him over to this man to continually harm and be in danger. PLEASE HELP US!! We need Jase home now. He should have never, ever been taken like this and we are very worried and concerned for his safety. My daughter, Jenna is a wonderful mother and loves and cares for her son more than anything in this world. He depends on her and she is his security and they just took him. PLESE HELP US!!!!

Thank you,

Carolyn Cavazos

commented 2016-10-26 22:31:47 -0700
I am a Master Investigator with Child Protective Services. I would like to be able to speak to a Representative from your office regarding a few solutions that myself and my team of Master Investigators have discussed. I feel that as Master Investigators with the Agency we possess a wealth of knowledge. We travel the State assisting areas that are in crisis and see the issues first hand. I believe that I have a few solutions that would help CPS greatly. Many of the solutions do not involve more money, in fact would likely save the agency funds.

I would like an opportunity to speak to a rep. from your office to present the ideas and solutions.

Thank you for your time.
commented 2016-10-17 22:47:42 -0700
this is how I deal with an extortion attempt by the criminals in blue

Communication for the Record

This “NOTICE” has been submitted upon DEMAND of a ‘DRIVERS LICENSE,’ ‘Registration,’ ‘Proof of

Insurance,’ or ANY other State issued Privilege, Permit or License.

Today’s Date: Time: . Articulate-able probable cause for stop? .



a) For the record, may I have your name and badge number?

a) Officer: Badge #: .

b) Is there an audio and video recording of this encounter? .

c) Are you certain that your recording equipment is functioning properly for this encounter? .

d) Is your body microphone and camera turned on and recording to the best of your knowledge? .

b) For the record, I am NOT operating in a “for hire” capacity by engaging in any form of “transportation or other commercial

use of the highways. Please acknowledge that you have been so informed. .

a) What is your emergency? .

b) What facts are you alleging gave you probable cause to stop and accost me? .


c) Do you have a properly signed and issued warrant authorizing you to search me or my property? .

d) Do you have a properly signed and issued warrant of arrest that accurately describes me as the person of interest?

e) Am I under custodial arrest? If I am not under custodial arrest am I free to go? .

f) What is the articulate-able probable cause that leads you to believe I have, or am about to commit a crime that

authorizes you to stop and detain or arrest me? .


Notice to agent is notice to principal. Notice to principal is notice to agent


“You are interacting with a secured party creditor, and political power holder and you are not authorized to

continue! (Recorded documents on file California Secretary of State)


By proceeding against this notice, you agree to testify under full commercial liability and oath of office or for

the public record before a jury that you and associated parties, are proceeding lawfully and that you fully

understand the nature of your actions under state uniform DMV commercial codes, common law, and

international admiralty/maritime law.

This notice of warning for violations is hereby submitted, and therefore is part of the official record of any

ensuing action and must be introduced as evidence in said action. It is noted that willful suppression of evidence

is a felony; any cause for action may result in administrative UCC remedy and even action at law.

Officer Name: .

Address: .


Officer Signature:
commented 2016-10-04 10:53:55 -0700
Just wanted to say thank you for starting the discussion to talk about Police training and educating people. I think it is important to rethink the way offices do their jobs. I think officers / public interactions need to change. For example 18% of officer deaths are in non-felonious vehicle stops. Why do police even get out of their cars? With the tech they have today, they can write a ticket, most tickets without exiting their car. Arrest is another 18% of fatalities. Holistically thinking about the methods used today needs to change. For example, why don’t police try to get the person of interest to put zip-ties on themselves. It will not work every time but how many times would police not need to jump on a person. I think if we made it safer for police, they would be less inclined to choose more aggressive but approved methods.
commented 2016-10-01 07:13:56 -0700
Senator Whitmire

Your efforts to pass legislation to train our young people of all races on how to behave when stopped by the police is a major step to solving a serious problem in our country.
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