Mandatory evacuations were ordered last night as the Houston area prepared for a new wave of storms expected to bring several more inches of rain to the waterlogged region. The evacuation of 300 to 400 families from an area near the swollen Brazos River has been ordered. The Brazos River is expected to crest at about 4 p.m. today. Lake Travis now at 115% and continues to climb. It’s expected to rise a couple more feet in the next 24 hours.
Look out Whole Foods, here comes Walmart. The nation’s largest grocer is going upscale in a growing number of stores, packing the shelves with everything from organic produce to gourmet cheeses. These changes are planned for 3,465 supercenters.
Five soldiers from Fort Hood died after their vehicle overturned and they were swept away at the Owl Creek Tactical Low Water Crossing. Three others were rescued nearby. They are in stable condition.