A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Milam and Robertson counties until 5:15pm. A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Milam and Robertson Counties until 6pm. and Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties. until 10pm. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lee county until 6:15pm, and Milam and Robertson counties until 7:30pm. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through the evening, with locally higher amounts possible.
Eight illegal immigrants -- including five children -- have been found hidden in the engine and baggage compartments of two chartered buses in South Texas.
Customs officials say the immigrants were discovered Monday at the Sarita checkpoint after a search dog alerted to the engine compartments.
All are Mexican nationals -- with the children ranging in age from eight to 14.
Customs officials say the compartments are dangerously close to the heat and fumes of the engine and exhaust system.
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