A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Rick Perry Thursday signed into law a $22 million program offering financial incentives to lure movie production to Texas.
Standing with Perry for the signing was Houston-born actor Dennis Quaid.
Texas has been the site of a number of films and television shows. But it's been losing business the past few years to Louisiana, New Mexico and other states that offer benefits to filmmakers. Some productions have gone to other countries.
Perry said he hopes Texas will one day be the culture capital of the world. For now, he says he'll take not losing to Louisiana.
Quaid, who's planning to move to Austin, says the program would boost local economies as production crews spend money on construction and in hotels and restaurants. He says he hopes Austin becomes "the new Hollywood."
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