Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
12-04-03 - Convicted killer Ivan Murphy was executed Thursday night in Huntsville for the 1989 fatal beating of 80 year old Lula Mae Denning. Strawberry ice cream in a plastic bowl helped convict Murphy of killing Denning at her home during a robbery attempt. Investigators found Murphy's fingerprint in the bowl. In a brief final statement, Murphy said: "This is a celebration of life, not death. Through Jesus Christ we have victory over death." He thanked Pope John Paul the Second and others for prayers, love and support, saying, quote: "I want to thank everybody around the world and Father, let your will be done." Murphy was the 24th convicted killer in Texas to have his
punishment carried out this year.