A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Lee county until 4pm. 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 10pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. An additional widespread 1" to 3" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with locally higher amounts possible.
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Hundreds of military personnel and civilians Monday scoured rugged Fort Hood for a soldier missing since Friday.
Military choppers and a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter are part of the search for Sergeant Lawrence Sprader. He'd been on a solo navigation exercise.
Sprader was last heard from Friday evening about an hour before he was supposed to have completed the six-hour mission.
About 500 soldiers Monday searched the rolling terrain, which includes scrubland and wooded areas. All-terrain vehicles, people on horseback and bloodhounds are also being used.
Sprader, who is assigned to the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Academy, was carrying two canteens and a water backpack.
Temperatures in Central Texas were expected to hit the 90's Monday.
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