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September October 2008

First distribution of Polo uniform shirts expected in September

In a way, Ellis Unit Capt. Billy Thompson wears his heart on his sleeves - his long sleeves.

When Thompson joined TDCJ in 1991, the agency distributed nothing but gray short-sleeved shirts to correctional officers like himself who worked inside the building.

Seldom is heard a discouraging word during TDCJ cattle roundups

There was no chuck wagon chock-full of biscuits, bacon and beans. There were no campfires for the cowboys to sit around and serenade. There wasn’t even a “Eeee Haw!” or two sounded on the trail.

Parole office supervisor serves as role model for NBA star, clients

There is no one David Wesley admires and respects more than his dad, Donald B. Wesley, supervisor of TDCJ's District Parole Office in Longview. He's his role model. So when David got the chance to do his pop proud by rebounding his dream of playing professional basketball, he took his best shot. And he hit nothing but net.

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