A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Lee, Leon, Milam, Madison, Montgomery, Houston, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, San Jacinto and Robertson Counties until 9:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving through the Brazos Valley this morning. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
After a long career in law enforcement, Bryan's police chief is readying to turn in his badge.
Mike Strope sent a letter to the city Friday afternoon announcing his retirement. When he steps down, he'll have spent three years heading up the organization.
Strope also spent half a decade at the helm of College Station's police, and was a chief in Arizona and Oklahoma.
In his letter, Strope wrote, "I have witnessed a rebirth in the pride towards the Bryan Police Department by its employees.
"Most importantly, I have witnessed members of the police department lay aside personal feelings and agendas for the overall good of the organization and community."
City officials say they'll conduct the search for a new chief internally.
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