A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 7pm Sunday, Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 12am Monday and Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 12am Tuesday. Widespread 2" to 4" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with localized 8" to 11" possible.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Baseball great Nolan Ryan is
pitching fire safety for the Texas Forest Service.
The CEO, president and part-owner of the Texas Rangers is
featured in a new public service announcement called "Keep Texas
Safe from Wildfires."
The 30-second spot shows a man and a woman camping. The man,
while listening to a radio report of another hot day and the danger
of building fires during dry and windy conditions, tries to strike
a match for a campfire.
He's then hit by a baseball.
Ryan appears and says "there's 167 million acres in Texas, but
I can't watch them all."
The Texas Forest Service says all but seven of the state's 254
counties had outdoor burn bans Thursday. Wildfires since November
have burned nearly 3.4 million acres.
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