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Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of (BPP)*

7 Members - 6 Years

General Information

Price Daniel Bldg.
209 West 14th St., Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 936-6351
Fax: BPP Austin Central Office: (512) 406-5482
Contact via Email


OfficeOffice HolderRepresents / Term Ends
Chair Rissie Owens Huntsville, 02-01-2015
Board Member(s) Roman Chavez Huntsville, 02-01-2019
Juanita Gonzalez San Antonio, 02-01-2015
David Gutierrez Gatesville, 02-01-2015
James LaFavers Amarillo, 02-01-2017
Michelle Skyrme Palestine, 02-01-2017
Cynthia Tauss Angleton, 02-01-2019
Parole Commissioner(s) Troy Fox Gatesville
Pamela Freeman Huntsville
Roy Garcia Huntsville
James Hensarling Palestine
Elvis Hightower Gatesville
Paul Kiel Palestine
Marsha Moberley Amarillo
Anthony Ramirez San Antonio
Frederico Rangel Angleton
Lynn Ruzicka Angleton
Charles A. Shipman Amarillo
Charles Speier San Antonio


209 West 14th St. Suite 500
P.O. Box 13401
Austin, TX 78701-3401
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757

OfficeOffice Holder(512) Phone / Fax
Chair Rissie Owens 936-6351
General Counsel Bettie L. Wells 463-1702
Assistant General Counsel David McKinney 406-5214
Board Administrator Timothy S. McDonnell 406-5452
Director of Institutional Parole Operations Janice Willett (936) 437-2273
Director of Hearing Operations Michael Billings 406-5420
Director of Public Information Raymond Estrada 406-5870
Budget Director Kyle Britt (936) 291-2161
Clemency Director Maria Ramirez 406-5852


HB 7, 79 Legislative Session, 3rd Called Session changes the membership of the board from 18 to 7 members appointed by the governor.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2013.

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