Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties 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! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
8-27-04 - PFC Nachez Washalanta was remembered in Ardmore Friday, one week after the marine was killed in Iraq. The 21 year old had strong ties to Texoma.
His brother and foster brothers recalled a man who found his way, and a new family when he joined the Marines two years ago. Washalanta was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when his convoy rolled over a bomb on Saturday.
The 21 year old attended Jefferson Elementary School in Ardmore and high school in Silo and Mead.
Services were held at Heritage Hall in Ardmore with a military burial at the Gene Autry Cemetery.