Mark and Charlie's Blog

"There is a tendency in Austin...has been for a very long time. It's not a good thing but there's a tendency to want to regulate every aspect of your life frankly. And we need to get away from that." That's former Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell speaking with Fox 7 a couple of...
Donald Trump, with a big lead in the polls in Indiana and the Republican presidential nomination within his reach, kept attacking his GOP rivals on the eve of the state’s primary. But Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton , who is locked in a tighter race here, all but ignored...
Trailing in the polls, Ted Cruz made a last ditch effort to change the hearts and minds of some of his loudest critics. Mr. Cruz’s appearance at a Marion, Ind., restaurant on Monday afternoon brought out about a half-dozen Donald Trump supporters who stood by the side of the...
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath says the problems districts faced during this year’s STAAR testing are “unacceptable,” but the results will be included in state accountability ratings. Morath’s position was laid out in a letter sent Monday to superintendents. He was...
If the past few days have taught us anything about Indiana, it’s that Hoosiers can be mean , and also hilarious . Texas Senator and current Republican presidential runner-up Ted Cruz spent good parts of Monday retail politicking in the state, and a pool camera caught some at...
A high school French teacher has been accused of not being able to speak the language he's been teaching his students. Albert Moyer, said that the extent of his French education was just one year in high school, according to an investigation by KHOU 11 . Moyer has been teaching...
One of the issues to be discussed at Monday's Austin Public Safety Commission meeting is the homeless population around the University of Texas and west campus. The homeless population around the university has become a key focus for the city following the killing of UT freshman...
There’s been no stop to the gusher of ride-hailing service money backing Proposition 1, as Uber and Lyft have spent an estimated $8.1 million backing the measure, new campaign finance filings released Friday show. The report from Ridesharing Works for Austin, a political action...
Even as Donald J. Trump trounced him from New Hampshire to Florida to Arizona, Senator Ted Cruz could reassure himself with one crucial advantage: He was beating Mr. Trump in the obscure, internecine delegate fights that could end up deciding the Republican nomination for...