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Cold front runs from Central Liberty county to Sabine Pass where a band of tstorms have formed. These are moving southeast. Drier air will continue to filter in this afternoon and tonight. Southerly winds will return Wednesday into Thursday ahead of Friday's system.
Tom Rugg announces retirement from Jeff County D.A.'s Office
"Today I announced my decision to retire from the Jefferson County Criminal District Attorneys Office effective immediately. The decision that I made is the right decision at this time for me and my family. It has been a distinct honor to have served the citizens of Jefferson County in positions dedicated to public service and motivated by the single desire to do justice without improper influence by noisy, self-appointed political pundits or those whose selfish interests in authoritative control overwhelms any desire for public good. I hope that my service has been more beneficial to those I have served than it has been to me and mine. But rest assured that I owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have placed such faith in my God-given abilities as to allow me to use them in this endeavor. I am not retiring from my labor and hope to return to public service in the not so distant future."