5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, August 26

Alfreda Henderson, right, and her daughter, Miracle, 5, walk to board a bus as they evacuate Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees from are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Alfreda Henderson, right, and her daughter, Miracle, 5, walk to board a bus as they evacuate Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees from are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Here are things you need to know for Wednesday, August 26:

1. Attorney: Missing Fort Hood soldier’s body found in Texas

The body of a missing soldier is believed to have been found about 30 miles from Fort Hood, the Army base in Texas where he was stationed, police said Tuesday.

Identification found with the body in Temple, Texas, indicates the man may be missing Fort Hood soldier Sgt. Elder Fernandes, according to a statement from local police. Forensic confirmation is pending.

Fernandes is the third soldier from Fort Hood to go missing in the past year, and two have been found dead this summer.

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2. Tracking the tropics: Hurricane Laura becomes major Category 3 hurricane; expected to become Category 4

As of 7 a.m., Laura had winds of 115 miles per hour and was moving northwest at 15 mph. Laura is expected to be a major Category 4 hurricane at landfall with winds of 130 mph at landfall.