State Rep. James White, a conservative Republican who represented his East Texas district for 11 years, has resigned his seat in the Texas House to take a job as executive director of the Texas Funeral Services Commission.
Texas on Wednesday put to death a man who fatally stabbed a suburban Dallas real estate agent more than 16 years ago, the second execution this year in what has been the nation’s busiest death penalty state.
“We’re having officials accosted by fans in the stand and verbal abuse,” Theodore said. “Or they’re waiting on them in the parking lot after a game. The things people have done at a seventh grade ball game, fans should be ashamed. ”This has caused a mass exit from officials, with some quitting after their first game due to harassment, according to Theodore.