A cold front will approach the Brazos Valley later today. Isolated areas of rain and thunderstorms could develop along and ahead of that front between mid-afternoon and early evening. Good news: rain & storm activity will be quick moving (1 hour or less). Bad news: a few severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
An election night confrontation placed a Madison County commissioner under criminal investigation and a cloud of controversy. Now, that commissioner has decided to step down from her position on the county court.
Elsie Farris has resigned from the post she was appointed to just three months ago. She was chosen to finish out the term of her late husband, Commissioner Don Farris.
The alleged confrontation took place April 11 at the courthouse where runoff votes were being counted. She's accused of attacking the sister of a commissioner candidate. Farris wasn't booked, but she was taken to jail.
Bennett says the investigation continues and charges are still pending. He expects some action to be taken by early next week. County Judge Cecil Neely says he will name a replacement for Farris Thursday morning.
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