Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • New Judge Appointed for Falk Trial

    A new judge has been appointed in the capital murder case of TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk Jr., who is accused of being an accomplice in the murder of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield during a…

  • Senior Center in Need of Repairs

    At Commissioners Court Monday morning, Walker County Senior Center Board President Rachel Williford gave a comprehensive presentation of the issues at the center and ways in which those issues can be remedied. After passing along…

  • AFSCME Union Seeks Pay Raise

    Just this last week Lance Lowery, president of the AFSCME Union for correctional employees, testified before the Texas House Select Committee on Appropriations that if his members didn’t get a cost of living raise the…

  • Judge Keeling Declares Mistrial in Falk Case

    Monday in Bryan, 278th District Judge Kenneth Keeling declared a mistrial in the capital murder case of John Ray Falk Jr. He said the jury had been out too long to be impartial. In December,…

  • Falk Trial to Resume Monday

    The capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr., accused of being an accomplice in the death of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an escape in 2007, is scheduled to resume Monday in Bryan.…

  • Court of Criminal Appeals Makes Decision on Falk Trial Issue

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the Walker County District Attorney’s office request to amend jury instructions in the John Ray Falk, Jr capital murder trial.  The legal matter will be sent back…

  • Still No Decision from Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Falk Trial Issue

    Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which has delayed the capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr. for over a month, failed to discuss a writ of mandamus filed by the Walker County…

  • TDCJ’s Jason Clark Comments on Inmate Transfers & Officer Shortages

    TDCJ has started transferring inmates from a couple of units, Lamesa and Colorado City in the Panhandle, to other prisons in the state because of a shortage of correctional officers–especially in the remoter parts of…

  • Falk Capital Murder Trial Delayed

    The capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr., accused as an accomplice in a 2007 prison escape which resulted in the death of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield, has been delayed again. The 10th Court…

  • Falk Trial Delayed until Friday

    In Bryan, John Ray Falk Jr’s capital murder trial has been delayed until Friday following the state’s granting relief in the trial proceedings by the 10th Court of Appeals. Falk is accused of being an…