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Fallen TDCJ district parole officer honored during memorial service

TDCJ sealFamily, friends and co-workers of fallen TDCJ District Parole Officer Reuben Hejl of Huntsville applauded his service to his state and agency during the 11th Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Service on May 3.

The TDCJ memorial service is held in Huntsville each year to coincide with National Correctional Officers Week...


Health care costs increasing for TDCJ employees, retirees Sept. 1

doctor and prescription pillsOut-of-pocket expenses for seeing a doctor and filling a drug prescription are going up for TDCJ employees and retirees beginning September 1 and may increase again next year.

In May, the Board of Trustees for the Employees Retirement System of Texas approved modest health care cost increases for approximately 500,000 employees and retirees to offset a projected $140 million shortfall in funding...


TCI supervisor escapes personal prison through surgery, exercise

before and after photos of Linda S. ThorntonLinda S. Thornton spent the better part of 50 years locked inside a prison of her own making. Thornton’s personal prison was a body wracked by sleep apnea, diabetes and arthritis brought on or aggravated by obesity. Just two and a half years ago, the customer service supervisor for Texas Correctional Industries in Huntsville weighed more than 370 pounds and could barely lift herself from a chair. By then she had undergone 13 major surgeries because of weight-related health issues...


Texa$aver 401(k)/457 plans have investment assistance for all types

coinAre you the type of person who goes on vacation and takes a group tour? Or do you prefer to hire your own private tour guide? Maybe you’d rather check out a new place on your own. Your vacation style may be a lot like your investment style. Fortunately, the Texa$aver Program has investment assistance for all types...


TDCJ takes another silver medal in Texas Round-Up competition

medalTDCJ once again earned the silver medal for large agencies in the 2010 Texas Round-Up competition. Of the 9,560 agency employees who signed up to participate, 7,895 completed the full six-week physical fitness challenge. Only the Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety registered higher participation and completion percentages among agencies with 5,000 or more full-time employees...









July/August 2010
Volume 17 Issue 6






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