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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 50% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Judge Bob Wortham Stepping Down
State district Judge Bob Wortham announced Monday he is leaving office effective Monday March 17th.
Wortham announced in November he was running for Jefferson County District Attorney.
Wortham was appointed to the 60th district court by Governor Bill Clements. He was elected to the 58th district court in 2006 and has remained on the bench until now.
Wortham spoke in his chambers Monday afternoon to announce he is stepping down from the bench to concentrate on his campaign even though the law does not require him to do so.
Wortham is running for D.A. as a Democrat in November he will face Republican assistant district attorney Perry Thomas.