As an upper-level weather maker swings into Texas, numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to remain scattered across the Brazos Valley. A few storms could be strong -- with heavy rain, thunder, & occasional lightning -- however, this activity is not expected to become severe. Rain chance will remain in place through mid-morning to midday Friday.
Carole Keeton Strayhorn's message of shaking Austin up resonated with Rhonda Gordon.
The 50-year-old North Texas teacher says she was impressed by the independent gubernatorial candidate's education plan. But she wasn't impressed enough to vote for her today. She's sticking with Republican Governor Rick Perry to -- in her words -- "keep it a clean Republican ticket."
Border security and education were themes voters repeatedly touched upon in explaining their votes in today's gubernatorial election.
It's a unique five-way race with a Republican incumbent, Democratic challenger Chris Bell, independents Strayhorn and Kinky Friedman and Libertarian James Werner.
In the Panhandle, Lubbock real estate agent Celeste Patterson pulled no punches when talking about the governor's race. He says simply -- "I'm not voting for Rick Perry. I think he's destroyed the school system."
Border security weighed heavily on the mind of 52-year-old Craig Bisceglia of El Paso. He says Texas needs more of it.
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