Mark and Charlie's Blog

Austin Police Department's Internal Affairs Department is looking into a video that starting going viral after an arrest on Friday in Northeast Austin. In the video, you can see officers getting physical while making the arrest on Cameron Road. It started when officers pulled...
Authorities are investigating after a 14-month-old girl died Tuesday morning following a procedure at a northwest Austin dentist visit. According to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office, Daisy Lynn Torres was pronounced dead at North Austin Medical Center shortly before...
Want to eliminate toll roads in Texas? Go find $40 billion. James Bass, the Texas Department of Transportation’s executive director, unveiled that sobering figure Wednesday as part of a preliminary report to the Legislature on the state of Texas tollways. Lawmakers, through...
It’s that time again. Time for STAAR testing in Texas. STAAR is the legislatively mandated series of high-stakes tests for public school children in Texas, and it is the most recent and most difficult of several testing program iterations that began in the 1980’s. I’ve seen them...
Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday night that he no longer vowed to support the Republican nominee if it isn’t him, despite a loyalty pledge that all Republican primary candidates signed last year. “No, I don’t anymore,” Mr. Trump said at a town hall forum on CNN when prompted by...
A husband who delivered a deadly shove to a man he believed had groped his wife in a West Sixth Street bar faces manslaughter charges in Austin’s third homicide case of 2016, police said Tuesday. The case, which prompted police to warn against taking the law into your own hands...
A Central Texas mother was taken into custody after allowing her young children to be tattooed. Police say the mom was intoxicated at the time and let her boyfriend's brother do the work. Now the three children each have tattoos on their ankles. The father is the one who called...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have stumped for Ted Cruz for president but there's no record he voted in this year's Republican primary in Texas. A spokesman for Perry suggested his ballot may have been lost in the mail. Perry is registered to vote in Fayette County, about 75...
Texas is about to see a spike in the number of licensed gun owners. The Texas Department of Public Safety received about 136,000 applications for licenses allowing residents to carry handguns from December 2015 to February 2016, the department announced Thursday . That's 57,000...