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.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man convicted of being the triggerman in a 1992 insurance-related murder for hire faces execution tonight in Huntsville.
Rolando Ruiz was condemned over the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Theresa Rodriguez of San Antonio.
Investigators say the killing was arranged so Michael Rodriguez could collect at least a quarter of a million dollars in life insurance coverage on his wife.
Ruiz would be the 19th condemned killer in Texas to be put to death this year.
Michael Rodriguez was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of his wife.
He was one of seven inmates to break out of a South Texas prison in 2000 and killing Irving policeman Aubrey Hawkins during a robbery.
Michael Rodriguez is now on death row.