Scattered areas of rain & a few thunderstorms are moving across the Brazos Valley this afternoon. Later today & into the evening hours, while the coverage is expected to remain low (20%) -- should a thunderstorm develop, it could become severe. Large hail & damaging winds are the main concern -- however an isolated tornado threat cannot be ignored. Strong thunderstorms are possible overnight & early Monday morning, as well (50%).
U.S. Army Reservists have a new place to train in Bryan.
The new Army Reserve facility on North Harvey Mitchell Parkway is high tech and green, too.
Solar panels double as covered parking and help power the building.
It has automatic lights inside and is geothermal, using wells in the ground to lower costs to heat and cool the building.
Around 35 employees work there during the week, and as many as 200 soldiers will train at that location during the weekend.
"We're as a brigade headquarters, we're headquarters unit to 4,400 soldiers in seven states. So we have a commanding general and we make decisions long-term strategic planning goals for our subordinate units," said Capt. Matthew Verett, Army Adjutant, 420th Engineer Brigade Office.
The $14.7 million center opened in June.
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