Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • HIV Study Reports Higher Rates in County

    According to a study in the May 2013 issue of “The Professional Geographer,” areas surrounding TDCJ prison facilities report higher HIV rates than those that don’t have the facilities. The study found that in ZIP…

  • Former TDCJ Escapee Dies

    Officials from TDCJ say an inmate, who escaped and evaded capture for a week in 2009, has died of apparent natural causes. Fifty-three-year-old Arcade Comeaux told officials in the Clements Unit in Amarillo that he…

  • Advanced Emergency Management Training Given Locally in October

    October 21st through 23rd, employees from the City, Walker County, SHSU, HISD, and TDCJ participated in advanced emergency management training, created by FEMA, at the Walker County Storm Shelter. Texas A&M Forest Service facilitated the…

  • Pentobarbital Source for TDCJ Revealed

    In response to a Freedom of Information request from the Associated Press, TDCJ has made documents available which show they bought eight vials of the execution drug pentobarbital in September through a Houston suburban compounding…

  • Arturo Diaz Executed Thursday Night

    Thirty-seven-year-old Arturo Diaz was executed last night in Huntsville for a murder committed 14 years ago in which the bound victim was stabbed over 90 times and robbed. It was the 13th lethal injection in…

  • Execution Date Set for Jerry Duane Martin

    An execution date for 43-year-old Jerry Duane Martin, who was found guilty of the 2007 murder of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an escape, has been set for December 3rd by District Judge John…

  • Representative Otto & Senator Schwertner Speak at Library Monday

    State Representative John Otto and State Senator Charles Schwertner spoke to a meeting of local Republicans in a meeting open to the public Monday night at the Huntsville Public Library. They covered a number of…

  • Follow-up on AFSCME President Lance Lowry’s Austin Press Conference

    Thursday morning, local AFSCME correctional employees union President Lance Lowry held a press conference in Austin along with the Texas Civil Rights Project Group in regard to lack of climate control or air conditioning in…

  • SHSU High Potential Employee Leadership Academy Getting Underway

    Eighteen SHSU, TDCJ, and Huntsville Memorial Hospital employees will spend the next nine months developing their leadership potential as the first group for the university’s High Potential Employee Leadership Academy. The new participants went through…

  • TDCJ Running Out of Pentobarbital

    TDCJ says it will run out of pentobarbital, the drug used in lethal injections to carry out Texas’ death penalty, next month. TDCJ Public Information Officer Jason Clark says alternative drugs and sources are being…