A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 7am SUNDAY. 1" to 3" of rain, with localized totals between 5" & 7" will be possible as a slow moving, weak cold front arrives through early Sunday.
Statewide democratic candidates for the 2008 elections will gather at Briarcrest Country Club on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a meet and greet reception and the second Jefferson-Jackson Day Banquet.
The Democratic candidates who will attend this event are San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts and Texas Representative Rick Noriega of Houston, both candidates for U.S. Senate; Galveston County district court judge Susan Criss, candidate for Texas Supreme Court; and Dale Henry, former Mills County commissioner, candidate for Railroad Commission.
A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. At this time, the public will have the chance to meet and talk with the four democratic candidates. Following the reception, there will be the banquet at 7 p.m.
The keynote speaker for the banquet is editorial cartoonist Ben Sargent. Sargent, who works for the Austin American-Statesman will speak on editorial cartooning in the Texas political arena.
The event is intended to give the public a chance to meet and gather together with four of the statewide democratic candidates before they face off in the primary on March 4th.
The reception is $25 to attend and the banquet is $50. To purchase a ticket and for more information, call 779-5600.
All proceeds will go into the democratic candidates fund.
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