Courtesy: USDM-Nebraska

TEXAS DROUGHT- According to the latest figures from U.S. Drought Monitor,  recent  rains  in Texas have made a dent in dry conditions throughout the state.  Now, about 49 percent of Texas is experiencing some level of drought -- compared to 55 percent just a week ago.

Climatologist  Brian Fuchs is with the National Drought Mitigation Center based in Nebraska. He explains what areas received some relief.

Courtesy: PETA

PETA HOT WEATHER ADVISORY-   The National  Weather  Service  has  issued  a  Weekend- heat advisory  for  the  ArkLaTex  as  temperatures  are  predicted  to  reach the mid-90’s and with a Heat Index of 105.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS HEALTHCARE - Three  in  five  Texans  say  they  or  a  family member  have postponed or skipped healthcare  due to  its  costs. That’s according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.   Elena Marks with the Episcopal Health Foundation  explains why more Texans forgo healthcare  to  Texas Public Radio KUT in Austin.