Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • Local AFSCME Union President Against Proposed 4 Percent Cut

    Local AFSCME union President Lance Lowery has expressed his concern recently about a proposed cutback to TDCJ’s budget. He says, “State leadership, governor and lieutenant governor, have called for state agencies to cut back 4…

  • TDCJ Water Proposal Approved by Council

    After much intense discussion at this week’s regular City Council session, councilmembers voted to consider a proposal to TDCJ regarding water rates. City Secretary Lee Woodward explained to councilmembers the motion they would vote on…

  • Falk Trial Hearing on Moving Trial Set for August 15th

    The Huntsville Item reports that on August 15th a hearing will be convened in 278th Judicial District Court where a ruling could be made on where the retrial of TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk, Jr.…

  • Correctional Officer Dies at French Robertson Unit

    Correctional Officer Dies at French Robertson Unit

    Early Saturday morning, TDCJ officials at the French Robertson unit just northeast of Abilene found 55-year-old correctional officer Mari Johnson unresponsive near the kitchen area of the prison. Investigators are considering her death to be…

  • Bryan Collier Named New TDCJ Executive Director

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has a new incoming Executive Director. Bryan Collier, the agency’s Deputy Executive Director, was appointed to the top position by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice during their…

  • Falk Trial to be Moved

    The Huntsville Item reported that Tuesday in 278th Judicial District Court Senior Judge Bill McAdams granted a change of venue motion that was filed by the attorney’s of John Ray Falk, Jr.  Falk is accused…

  • TDCJ Held Fallen Officers Ceremony Friday

    The TDCJ Fallen Correctional Officers Ceremony was held Friday morning on the grounds of the Texas Prison Museum in front of the Sesquicentennial Plaza. This year’s ceremony honored TDCJ correctional officer Timothy Davison who was…

  • TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston Retiring

    Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Brad Livingston, announced Friday afternoon to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice his decision to retire after leading the agency for nearly 12 years. Livingston is…

  • EMS Calls to TDCJ Making Less Money for County

    Just to keep Commissioners updated at Monday morning’s Commissioners’ Court meeting, EMS director John Nabors discussed the financial issues with the EMS calls to TDCJ facilities and changes in the contract . . . .…

  • John Ray Falk, Jr. Back In Court

    John Ray Falk, Jr. returned to 278th Judicial District Court Wednesday. Falk was part of an escape from TDCJ that resulted in the death of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield eight years ago. Falk has pleaded…