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.
The motorist accused of striking and killing a Washington County sheriff's deputy last month has been indicted for manslaughter.
Authorities say 31-year-old James Yell of Dime Box was driving the Chevy pickup that hit Deputy Donald Wass on Highway 36 north of Bellville.
The 10-year law enforcement veteran was on his motorcycle heading to work. Wass died at the scene.
According to the indictment, Yell was passing in a no-passing zone, failed to yield right-of-way and was speeding.
If convicted, Yell faces up to 20 years in prison.