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John Whitmire

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  • Victim's Mother Upset About Shock Probation Sentence

    Victim's Mother Upset About Shock Probation Sentence
    A Channelview mother says DWI laws need to be tougher. Just this week, she learned the woman who was charged with killing her son will not spend six years in prison. Instead, the woman was given "shock probation." Shock probation is sort of like a scare...
  • Why Do We Really Give Death-Row Inmates a Special Last Meal?

    Why Do We Really Give Death-Row Inmates a Special Last Meal?
    In Texas, death by lethal injection is no longer the picnic it once was. Incensed over the lengthy bill of fare a convicted killer requested for his last meal two weeks ago, State Senator John Whitmire demanded that the Texas Department of Criminal...
  • Senate Passes Ban on Puppy Mills

    Senate Passes Ban on Puppy Mills
    Texas Tribune The so-called puppy mill bill is one step closer to becoming law after the Senate tonight approved a less stringent version of the measure that would regulate cat and dog breeders. Under the bill, those who breed 20 or more cats and...
  • Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists' cash, cars

    Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists' cash, cars
    TENAHA, Texas— You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you're African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it—at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables....