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commented 2015-05-27 23:12:33 -0700
Senator Whitmire
commented 2015-05-27 02:33:46 -0700
Senator John Whitmire – I was an Ass’t DA in Harris County for almost 30 years. I sent a dozen people to death row. I was the Division Chief of the Juvenile Division for 8 years. I am in favor of and ask you to support the raising of the age law for juveniles. I still live in Harris County.
commented 2015-05-24 14:16:42 -0700
Please contact me by email @elizabethmodels1@gmail.com || my friend been charged with 20 years out of juvenile court. He turned 18 in Giddings state school and has been locked up for 4 years now on a crime trail of no evidence. He has been in and out of different programs, facilities etc. And has completed the program. They still not sending him home yet. There now sending him to Gainesville on Monday for a phyc evaluation any help would be helpful. Please call my mother in law ms.Shanna west for any additional information. 8329313359
commented 2015-05-24 14:06:00 -0700
Hi sen. Whitmire I’m writing you in concerns of a Tyc case & current resident in Giddings state school having been reaching out to everyone we can and recently came across your name. WE NEED HELP hopefully we here from you to give u further information . thank u for your time and your consideration.
commented 2015-05-20 14:19:01 -0700
Mr. Whitmire, I am reporting on-going, fraudulent corruption by 3,500+ full-time PEACE OFFICERS and some civilians employed directly by DPS.


The “agency” is officially known (and by the Texas Legislature) as the “Texas Department of Public Safety.”


There is NO -repeat-NO such legally established “Texas State Police” ever funded or created by the Texas Legislature (There’s Texas State University “Campus Police” legislatively funded through a System budget; of course, they do not have statewide jurisdictional powers).


3,500+ full-time PEACE OFFICERS and some civilians employed directly by the Texas Department of Public Safety are engaging in illegal, knowing and willful use of written wordage “STATE POLICE” found on thousands of uniforms and in verbal communications with taxpayers, voters and the public. These crimes of Public Corruption are AGAINST THE PEACE AND DIGNITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. They involve thousands of wayward public servants, paid by MILLIONS OF TEXAS TAXPAYERS, that at one time, swore by an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Texas and properly serve Texans at all times.


DPS Director Steve McCraw is an unscrupulous, troubled public official— an armed and dangerous, anti-Texan OUTLAW!. McCraw is allowing thousands of DPS officers and employees to knowingly and willfully violating the Texas Penal Code—particularly Subchapter A, Title 7, Sections. 32. 22 and 32.32 and Section 39.06, MISUSE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION.


Those violating these Penal Code Sections can be charged and prosecuted with a FELONY OF THE THIRD DEGREE, with imprisonment of 2-10 years and penalized up to $10,000.


Senator, Thank you for any help to stop cold these felonious DPS officers/personnel practices abusing our tax dollars, before it’s too late!!!!
commented 2015-05-19 12:34:30 -0700
I hope you did not vote for the “fracking” legislation. How do you bar local municipalities from determining their own future and then complain about the federal government imposing their regulations on the states?
commented 2015-05-18 20:24:14 -0700
I need yours and your fellow Senators to aware that an effort is being made to attach a “Heavy haul” amendment to this transportation bill SB1043.

This “Heavy Haul” is detrimental to our ILA jobs and is dangerous for our roadways in general.


The “Heavy Haul” is promoted by large corporations that want to heavier load sea going containers. These corporations are not financially responsible for buying the equipment needed to move these heavier containers over the roadways. An independent truck contractor will take on that liability and expense. In other words the corporation will realize a profit and the trucker will have to buy new equipment or take a chance and run with the same old equipment he is using now.


There is danger literally at every turn with this plan to increase truck, trailer and container weight to 97,000 lbs.


I need your help on this.


Your friend,
commented 2015-05-18 15:33:31 -0700
Please support HB1914/SB771 and help Victims Advocate Andy Kahan in any way that you can….we are fighting for the rights of the victims and their families. They need your support.
commented 2015-05-07 11:29:39 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire


I have seen more than my share of unfairness in the world, some I am told I must accept as unchangeable. However, the unfairness is unacceptable when it is directly connected with the system of justice in our country. The unfairness I speak of is the current Texas Family Laws that make it nearly impossible for a father to carry out his parenting duties or have a quality relationship with his children. This is a grave injustice to the children as well and is devastating for most children without the love and support that both parents can offer, they often become withdrawn, depressed, and display behavioral problems. I am writing in reference to HB2362 Equal Parenting Bill.


Please consider sponsoring and supporting the attached House Bill2362, Equal Parenting Bill to amend the current Texas Family Code. Too many families are being hurt in family cases and too many children are being used in the process to strip fit and loving parents from their children. None the less, this system has created more conditions and conflicts that is hurting our children and the parents whose rights should and shall be protected by the Texas/US Constitution.


It is a known fact that custody battles are detrimental to children. However, when both parents have equal time with their children it illuminates the temptation for one parent to use the children as a pawn against the other. It is clearly, unequal placement can cause irreversible damage to the child that is caused by the family law courts. Children have fundamental rights to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated equally by both fit and willing parents, to deny this is child abuse.


I understand Representative Gilbert Pena has introduced this bill that will ensure fairness among all parties involved in custody and placement issues, mother, father and children. I am in full support of this bill and as your constituent I am asking that you would also become familiar with and support it as well.

We owe it to our children to give them the benefit of having both parents’ involvement in their lives. They deserve the chance to grow up to be happy, healthy individuals and we need to set a good example for them as they will one day have children of their own. Let’s not give them a tarnished impression of our justice system. We want them to respect the US Constitution, the laws, not resent them.


It is about time that fathers are afforded the same rights and considerations as mothers when it comes to raising children. Fathers can’t merely tell their children how to live, they must show them. Please support Representative Gilbert Pena’s Bill.


Yours Sincerely,

Juan NAvarro
commented 2015-05-07 11:27:36 -0700
Dear Congressman Brian Badin,


I have seen more than my share of unfairness in the world, some I am told I must accept as unchangeable. However, the unfairness is unacceptable when it is directly connected with the system of justice in our country. The unfairness I speak of is the current Texas Family Laws that make it nearly impossible for a father to carry out his parenting duties or have a quality relationship with his children. This is a grave injustice to the children as well and is devastating for most children without the love and support that both parents can offer, they often become withdrawn, depressed, and display behavioral problems. I am writing in reference to HB2362 Equal Parenting Bill.


Please consider sponsoring and supporting the attached House Bill2362, Equal Parenting Bill to amend the current Texas Family Code. Too many families are being hurt in family cases and too many children are being used in the process to strip fit and loving parents from their children. None the less, this system has created more conditions and conflicts that is hurting our children and the parents whose rights should and shall be protected by the Texas/US Constitution.


It is a known fact that custody battles are detrimental to children. However, when both parents have equal time with their children it illuminates the temptation for one parent to use the children as a pawn against the other. It is clearly, unequal placement can cause irreversible damage to the child that is caused by the family law courts. Children have fundamental rights to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated equally by both fit and willing parents, to deny this is child abuse.


I understand Representative Gilbert Pena has introduced this bill that will ensure fairness among all parties involved in custody and placement issues, mother, father and children. I am in full support of this bill and as your constituent I am asking that you would also become familiar with and support it as well.

We owe it to our children to give them the benefit of having both parents’ involvement in their lives. They deserve the chance to grow up to be happy, healthy individuals and we need to set a good example for them as they will one day have children of their own. Let’s not give them a tarnished impression of our justice system. We want them to respect the US Constitution, the laws, not resent them.


It is about time that fathers are afforded the same rights and considerations as mothers when it comes to raising children. Fathers can’t merely tell their children how to live, they must show them. Please support Representative Gilbert Pena’s Bill.


Yours Sincerely,

Juan Navarro
commented 2015-05-02 11:51:18 -0700
Hello,
My name is Amin Alexander Alqasem, I am writing this in hopes that you will be willing to fix the inhumane conditions in non air-conditioned prisons in Texas. Having a moderate climate of 85 degrees would not be acceptable to most of us in homes. I think that the majority of people would agree that letting inmates have 85 degrees would not be a comfortable situation but would be far better than the cruel and unusual temperatures that summer in Texas can reach. If we think it to be inhumane to leave an animal in an non-air-conditioned vehicle while we get groceries then we should also accept a level of decency for people that are incarcerated. I really hope you will resolve this injustice many lives depend on it.


Sincerely,

Amin Alexander Alqasem
commented 2015-04-30 07:51:09 -0700
Please oppose SB 1907. This is a terrible bill. Thank you for your assistance
commented 2015-04-29 09:27:41 -0700
Sir:

Please oppose any legislation calling for an Article V Convention.

Any such convention will allow the liberal cronies in Washington to erode our rights.
commented 2015-04-19 10:31:59 -0700
Greenwood park 602 beresford st why are the lights out at this park the parks dept is lacking services the mayor will not do anything about it this is city of houston park
commented 2015-03-31 10:32:17 -0700
Loved your approach to A-F rating system; no one wants that type of evaluation, especially those who were elected by 22% of registered voters in their districts. Thank you for standing for honesty in evaluating our school system. Funding must return to a sufficient level. Our legislature gets an F on this and there is no tutorial to correct this. It is a matter of realistic and legal responsiveness. Please continue to push for proper funding of public schools. Thank you.
commented 2015-03-29 19:14:37 -0700
35 years service, I can tell you in-person visits are expensive, a security risk, and can be dangerous for the visitors (such as when a wife runs into a girlfriend). Visitors drill holes in the Lexan to pass drugs. More staff is needed for supervision of both prisoners and visitors. You run into the potential of inmates who are supposed to be kept separate ending up in the same visitation area. The problems and expenses go on and on. Video visitation is not a panacea, but it is darn close. If you want to do something, help fund the implementation of video systems with the caveat they be accessible from home where the visitors do not have to go to the facility to access the system, thus making it easier to communicate with loved ones who are incarcerated. By the way, video visitation is also a bonus for lawyers and would allow them more time with their clients as they could conduct their visits from their offices and not have to traverse the various buildings and floors where their clients are housed.
commented 2015-03-26 22:45:57 -0700
My name is Cornelia Jefferson and I would like to speak with John Whitmire about my son who is in Gatesville, Texas on the Hughes Unit
commented 2015-03-26 22:43:00 -0700
commented 2015-03-08 11:40:38 -0700
Senator Whitmire:


I am a Houston voter deeply concerned about the recent tax cuts and how they will affect libraries and education. Most of my students will not see the benefits of these cuts as their families are renters, not property owners. They will bear the brunt of it, however, if Texas continues its never-ending crusade to spend fewer tax dollars per student than any other state. Our youth and their families receive some relief in their need for information access through libraries, school and public. Let’s not take that away, too:

The request for additional funds for Shared Digital Content you will address is imperative. Why? Because with population increases and the demand for additional resources, our libraries (of all types) cannot keep up with the demand.


There is also a request for $6.4 million over the biennium for Shared Digital Content (i.e., TexShare and TexQuest). This is not at all “new money” for libraries. Remember, the State Library was cut by about 65% of general revenue funding in 2011 and EVEN IF THE AGENCY GOT ALL OF ITS EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS FUNDED, IT WOULD STILL BE DOWN 20% FROM FUNDING LEVELS BELOW 2011. It is paramount that we continue to demonstrate that Texas intends to keep up its commitment to its libraries- the 2011 debacle almost cost us matching funds at the federal level and we barely were able to convince them not to pull the funds by working to restore state level funds. This won’t work twice. Help Texas keep her libraries open- young people in libraries are learning to be productive citizens, not in the streets learning to be criminals.


Funding for workforce development in libraries ($550,000/biennium) will help communities throughout Texas support workforce initiatives that Texas needs. This small amount of funding will go a long way!! The state often relies on libraries to help carry out its duties – educating people, providing Internet access, being the only means for people to print out forms or apply online for government resources or services, voting, and countless other activities – but the state provides only a tiny fraction of support for libraries. The state has a responsibility to be a good partner.


Please Senator Whitmire- be our partner in growing responsible citizenry.


Thank You, CS Fong
commented 2015-02-22 19:35:31 -0800
commented 2015-02-22 19:30:03 -0800
commented 2015-02-12 09:10:36 -0800
The Deaf Smith County will hunt you forever that you tried to close Texas School for the Deaf. Shame on you. Go to hell!
commented 2015-02-12 04:13:35 -0800
A lot of history here to sell and TEAR DOWN!! My grandpa, Early McVey, and many other families come here to connect to their love ones! I have family that go back 3 generations and all very successful members of society! This would be the loss of VALUABLE HISTORY and SO MANY MEMORIES! It would be like tearing my heart out just for the sake of “PRIME LAND”?
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commented 2015-02-10 17:19:14 -0800
I am speaking for my father James W. Moore Jr. He currently is in the Hospice unit in Fort Smith. Please do not begin as so many other states have, chipping away at his school until there is nothing left. Dad’s years at the school cannot ever be replace, don’t take the same opportunity away from future children. I personally serve and work with deaf children and schools in Haiti and they would give anything to have the same education and opportunities that my Dad had. Please, please do not start chipping away at the school!
commented 2015-02-10 10:21:39 -0800
Please do not sell Texas School for the Deaf property. It has been running over 150 years. It will hurt Deaf Community if you sell TSD away. TSD deserves to be exemption for budget cuts.
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commented 2015-02-09 13:59:42 -0800
I did not want my post that I just posted to be public. How do I take it down?
commented 2015-02-09 13:54:03 -0800
February 9, 2015


Dear Senator John Whitmire,

I am writing with a concern that I pray you will be able to help me with my concern is a situation that my cousin Hurshell Wheeler #870713 who is currently an offender in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Hurshell is assigned to the Stiles Unit in Beaumont, Texas. He is housed in administrative segregation and classified as a member of a security threat group (STG).

Hurshell successfully completed the Gang Renouncement and Disassociation process in May 2007, he was then classified as an ex STG member and housed in general population. In September 2010, Hurshell was mistakenly reconfirmed as an active member of a security threat group and reassigned to administrative segregation once again. After a two year disassociation investigation was completed in August 2012 it was concluded that Hurshell was not an active STG member, but still almost 2 years later he still sits in ad-seg and still classified as an active member of a security threat group.

Robert Grant, Program Supervisor 1, in Huntsville, Texas refuses to allow Hurshell to reattend the Gang Renouncement and disassociation Program or offer any other type of alternative which allows Hurshell the opportunity to be reclassified and released from administrative segregation. In effect, Hurshell is indefinitely classified as member of a security threat group and housed in ad-seg still. This being the case is a great disadvantage to Hurshell’s rehabilitation and his chance of making parole.

After many grievances filed and letter written requesting some action to be taken to remedy this error, Robert Grant finally had a face to face interview with Hurshell on August 12, 2014. At that interview, Mr. Grant recognized and admitted to this being a problem and something would be done about this situation. Mr. Grant promised to review Hurshell’s STG file and make a decision on what to do. It has now been five months sense Mr. Grant’s interview of Hurshell and no action has been taken to correct this error. Mr. Grant now refuses to respond to any questions from Hurshell and in the mean time Hurshell’s rehabilitation is suffering by him being denied the same access to rehabilitation programs that general population offenders enjoys. This being no fault of Hurshell’s since he has done everything he can from his limited position in ad-seg.

I know that you are an active participant in Texas offender rehabilitation so I am asking for your help in this matter. I will appreciate all the help you can give me and I look forward to your quick response.

Sincerely,

Loretta L. Wheeler
commented 2015-01-22 09:18:13 -0800
In reference to Chronicle article “Texas Truancy”, I agree with your opinion, and I hope your bill will pass and governor Abbott signs it.

Rosie
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