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.
BRYAN - A murder indictment has been handed down for a local man accused of smothering his 79-year old mother with a pillow for drugs and cash.
A grand jury says there's enough evidence for Phillip Ortega to go to trial for the death of Velma Bryant.
Investigators say she was found dead in her home off Old Hearne Road back in April - and they say Ortega admitted he went into his mother's room while she was sleeping and smothered her - telling police he "just snapped" while under the influence of crack cocaine.
He remains in jail on a $99,000 bond.
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