A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
The Madison Saint Joseph Hospital wants downtown Madisonville merchants to help think of solutions to the hospital's debt.
The Hospital administrator said the emergency room looses about $50,000 a month. More money is also needed for foundation repairs.
Some merchants received the plea for help with mixed emotions.
"If I bought this business and it didn't work I couldn't go to the community and say look I got a business here and it's not working," said business owner Jerry Reed.
Options for help include a fundraiser, county reserves, or a tax district. However, voters last year turned down the idea of a hospital district.