A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 5:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is on its way to the Brazos Valley and should arrive between 2 and 3 am. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado, especially in our northern counties, cannot be ruled out.
Mardi Gras got underway Saturday night in Bryan. And a familiar face was expected to be was part of the festivities.
The Texas A&M University Women's Club hosted a Mardi Gras Party and Fundraiser at the Veranda. The Women's Club put on the event to help complete a scholarship endowment in Becky Gates' name. Event organizers said Mrs. Gates was expected travel back to Aggieland to attend.
Partygoers were treated a cajun buffet, a live music, raffle, and silent auction. Back in December of 2006, the organization honored the wife of former A&M President Robert Gates by creating the scholarship endowment.
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