heat dome

Slap fights could be coming to Texas

Texas leads the nation in deaths of kids left in hot cars. Research explains why it happens and how to prevent it.
A heat dome hovers over parts of Texas, baking the state. What can we expect as summer starts?
Regulators will decide if the sport of slap fighting – in which two people stand across a table and slap each other in the face as hard as they can – should come to the Lone Star State.
Are plans for an oil export terminal 30 miles off the Texas Gulf Coast too ecologically dangerous?
And: A tour of a cavern first discovered in Central Texas the 1960s, known as Hidden Wonders, is unlike any other the state.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 6, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 6, 2024. What to expect for this summer. Recent drought relief may be only temporary. New traffic signals have been installed at Fourth Street and the I-35 frontage roads. Austin ISD priorities for the next Texas legislative session. Taylor is looking for feedback on a new plan for its Justice Center Project. Longhorns need two straight victories to prevent Oklahoma four-peat. Leander’s Rouse Raiders in the UIL Baseball State Tournament 5A semi-finals.