Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Name: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
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E. Texas man granted new trial after life sentence for felony DWI

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -An East Texas man serving a life sentence for a felony DWI has been granted a new trial.Samuel Christopher Gentry pleaded guilty to his third DWI in May 2013 and a Smith County jury sentenced him to life in prison. Thursday, a ... [Published KLTV 7 - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Judge recommends train wreck videographer lawsuit be dismissed

A federal magistrate judge has recommended dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Midlander who filmed the Nov. 15, 2012, Show of Support parade train wreck against the city and Midland County. The judge said the videographer did not substantiate claims ... [Published My West Texas - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

DWI arrests grow 40 percent in six years in Odessa

Tony Friese awoke to a knock on his door on an early Sunday morning four years ago and found police officers standing on his doorstep.“They said there’d been an accident and that she’d lost her life. I identified her by her purse,” Friese said about his ... [Published OA Online - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Bee couple target of prison smuggling case

CORPUS CHRISTI – Federal investigators say that two Beeville residents have admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into a federal prison in Live Oak County.Joel Gonzalez, a former U.S. Bureau of Prisons correctional officer, ... [Published My Soutex - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne

Public Safety News News ReleaseFriday, August 29, 2014Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that on August 29, 2014, Joseph Ira Olson was arrest without incident for the offense of, Sex Offender’s Duty to Register. The arrest warrant was issued for Joseph ... [Published Guidry News - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

‘Oklahoma inmate died from injection’

The results of an official autopsy into the death of Clayton Lockett, whose botched execution by Oklahoma sparked a debate on capital punishment in the US, have revealed that the death row inmate succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not ... [Published Press tv - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas

Maybe a little . Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state’s swagger over being tough on crime like “Old Sparky,” an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum. It sits just minutes from the ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

RANDALL WAYNE MAYS, PetitionerAppellant, v. WILLIAM STEPHENS, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, RespondentAppellee.

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUITJERRY E. SMITHThe petitioner seeks a certificate of appealability. The appellant failed to show his counsel were constitutionally ineffective during the sentencing phase for failing to investigate the ... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

What It's Like To Witness An Execution

As a reporter and then spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Michelle Lyons witnessed 278 executions by lethal injection between 1998 and 2012, taking notes about last words and times of death and gathering information for press ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Monthly Profiles a Woman Who Has Seen 278 Executions

The building that houses Texas's death chamber in Huntsville.Chantel Valery/AFP/GettyMichelle Lyons currently works in public relations for a company in Houston. Her last job was as spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and before ... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Rep. Gene Green’s annual Northside Job Fair set for Sept. 8

Businesses seeking full-time, part-time and seasonal employeesCongressman Gene Green invites constituents to his Annual Northside Job Fair on Monday, September 8th at the M.O. Campbell Education Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.This fair is being organized ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

KHOU: Fort Bend Sheriff finds Marijuana field near Sugar Land Airport

A large field of marijuana was discovered in Fort Bend County on Tuesday, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11.A tip to undercover officers led them to the field that spreads across several acres off Highway 6 near the Sugar Land Regional A ... [Published Fort Bend Southwest Star - Aug 21 2014]

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"It's the sort of impact litigation that can help everyone" Wood said about her effort to see that the money criminal defendants pay in court costs goes to benefit the court system
Balcones Heights Public Information Officer Lorenzo Nastasi said the department [is] "pleased that the process has worked and are anxious for the next step to unfold."
...Wells had this to say after he was chosen through a lottery to witness the lethal injection of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in Illinois in 1994. "[I t was extremely eerie, because the second you sat down, they turned out all the lights. I was very nervous, very anxious, it was awful to go through."

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E. Texas man granted new trial after life sente... [Published KLTV 7 - 7 hours ago]
Winning Women: Jani Maselli Wood [Published Texas Lawyer - Sep 01 2014]
Judge recommends train wreck videographer lawsu... [Published My West Texas - Sep 01 2014]
Doubts soften embrace of capital punishment in ... [Published Killeen Daily Herald - Aug 31 2014]
DWI arrests grow 40 percent in six years in Odessa [Published OA Online - Aug 30 2014]
Bee couple target of prison smuggling case [Published My Soutex - Aug 30 2014]
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne [Published Guidry News - Aug 30 2014]
San Antonio police make arrest in murder of off... [Published KHOU - Aug 29 2014]
The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 29 2014]
‘Oklahoma inmate died from injection’ [Published Press tv - Aug 29 2014]
RANDALL WAYNE MAYS, PetitionerAppellant, v. WIL... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 28 2014]
What It's Like To Witness An Execution [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 28 2014]
What It’s Like To Witness An Execution [Published Business Insider - Aug 28 2014]
Texas Monthly Profiles a Woman Who Has Seen 278... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
Rep. Gene Green’s annual Northside Job Fair set... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 27 2014]
Man strikes plea deal before facing trial for 7... [Published ConnectAmarillo.com - Aug 26 2014]
Sheriff’s Office seeking information on sex off... [Published Port Arthur News - Aug 26 2014]
Sheriff's Office Spokesperson: it's imperative ... [Published 12 News Now - Aug 26 2014]
The Transformative Effects of Bearing Witness [Published Pacific Standard - Aug 26 2014]
Changes bring drop in Texas executions [Published News-Journal - Aug 26 2014]
Ballot released for first election under 10-ONE... [Published Daily Texan - Aug 25 2014]
Authorities seek new leads in search for body [Published Brownsville Herald - Aug 24 2014]
Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: A Her... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Aug 23 2014]
Suspect identified in connection with $10 milli... [Published Sugar Land Sun - Aug 22 2014]
10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law... [Published Government Executive - Aug 21 2014]
Destructive burglar caught in Florida [Published Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - Aug 21 2014]
A New Trend in Divorce Petitions: Alleging Faul... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 21 2014]
David Bonilla Headed To Prison [Published KRIS-TV - Aug 21 2014]
KHOU: Fort Bend Sheriff finds Marijuana field n... [Published Fort Bend Southwest Star - Aug 21 2014]
Welcome Chief [Published Hutto News - Aug 20 2014]
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The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 29 2014]
Maybe a little . Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state’s swagger over being tough on crime like “Old Sparky,” an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum. It sits just minutes from the ...
Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: A Her... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Aug 23 2014]
This week for BuzzReads, Tim Stelloh and Freda Moon investigate a real estate deal gone very wrong on the isolated coast of Nicaragua. Read that and these other great stories. Murder and Manifest Destiny on the Mosquito Coast — BuzzFeed Fifteen ...
Texas forced to pay $1,500 per dose of executio... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 15 2014]
HOUSTON — Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. The prison agency in the nation’s busiest death penalty ...
Execution Drug Cost Quadruples for Texas Prisons [Published TIME.com - Aug 15 2014]
(HOUSTON) — Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. The prison agency in the nation’s busiest death ...
Technological Disaster - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Jul 20 2014]
EDIS Number: AC-20140720-44600-USA Date / time: 20/07/2014 04:39:20 [UTC] Event: Technological Disaster Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas Location: Diboll [Diboll Correctional Center] Number of Deads: N/A Number of ...
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