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A slow warming trend will begin in our area over the weekend into early next week with dry weather expected. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin around Wednesday as the next cold front nears.
Statement from YES Prep Southwest on drowning death
The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning that occurred Tuesday at Village Creek State Park near Lumberton.
Terumah Terry Onoja Ams, 18, was part of a group of students from a Houston charter school spending their spring break performing volunteer work at Village Creek State Park, according to Lumberton police.
The students had taken a break to swim in the creek when one of the boys went under and didn't come back up.
Personnel with several Hardin County agencies searched the waters and a Texas game warden discovered the teen's body around 6 p.m.
Eric Newcomer, School Director of YES Prep Southwest, issued the following statement:
Terry brought so much joy and enthusiasm to everything and everybody he touched. He was a leader on our campusa kid with so much potential and dreams of one day becoming a doctor. Our community is devastated by this tragedy."