Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
A murder trial in Burleson County has been called off after the sudden death of the defendant.
William Edward Lawhon of Somerville died Sunday from what-his-family-thinks was a heart attack. He was scheduled to stand trial for murder beginning Monday.
Lawhon was arrested in March of 2004 in connection with the stabbing death of Clifford Ishee Junior of Gonzales. Police say Lawhon stabbed Ishee with a pocket knife, then drove the victim to the hospital where he later died.