A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening TODAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and Noon Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
HOUSTON (AP) - Governor Rick Perry held a ceremonial signing Tuesday of the Houston port security bill -- which took effect in June.
Perry says the bill formalizes a previously informal partnership between government and the industries that line the Houston Ship Channel.
His office says that partnership coordinates security efforts the length and breadth of the channel, which is home to more than 40 percent of the nation's petrochemical production.
The law passed by the 2007 Legislature authorizes Harris County commissioners to set up a ship channel security district consisting of voluntary local entities and private-sector partners.
The district will have the powers of assessment to fund the costs to operate and maintain security infrastructure, services and projects.