Mark and Charlie's Blog

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for tweaking the state's highly controversial Top 10 Percent Rule for college admissions, another sign that the law could be at risk when the Texas Legislature convenes in 2017. In an interview with the University of Texas at Austin alumni magazine...
Texas officials want to sell women on Medicaid on the use of long-term contraception that can help them avoid unwanted pregnancies, especially those struggling with significant health problems that are more likely to lead to premature or low birth-weight babies. The goal, state...
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the word "rape" Wednesday evening to describe alleged sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton. Trump made the comment during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. The real estate mogul was answering...
Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected. Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if...
Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives. The meeting at Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters...
Fatima Mann’s expression was polite, and yet slightly incredulous. The Travis County district attorney’s office, she said, did not make a full-throated effort to secure an indictment of former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman, who fatally shot 17-year-old David Joseph...
A student’s ride through Lehman High School’s halls on Wednesday morning is going viral, and the school says they’re working with law enforcement. Lehman Principal Michelle Chae said in a letter home to parents that they have identified the students involved in the prank and “...
A student at Lehman High School in Kyle rode through the school on a dirt bike Wednesday morning. Hays CISD says the ride was a senior prank. The student faces disciplinary action, as the district considers the prank to be dangerous to other students. No one was injured. In a...
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House. A few of the names are head-scratchers. So is the...