Mark and Charlie's Blog

Cliff Molak tried everything he could to tell his brother to brush off the attacks. "He got to the point of being so low he took everything to heart," Cliff said. David Molak, 16, had model good looks, a loving family and a mind that could run down almost any statistic in sports...
Insurers have begun to propose big premium increases for coverage next year under the 2010 health law, as some struggle to make money in a market where their costs have soared. The companies also have detailed the challenges in their Affordable Care Act business in a round of...
A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal...
Donald J. Trump , turning his attention to the general election, has begun quietly reaching out to key elements of the Republican establishment as he seeks to unite the party behind his candidacy before his anticipated battle against Hillary Clinton . Mr. Trump, who is expected...
The Texas Republican Party, much of it aligned with Ted Cruz until he dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday, is beginning to accept Donald Trump as its national standard-bearer. In the hours following favorite son Cruz's exit, some of Texas' top Republicans leaders and...
Early voting closed with a rush Tuesday evening on Proposition 1, the most expensive municipal election in Austin’s history and a closely watched decision on the rules for ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft that will have implications far beyond the city’s borders . Just...
UT students could soon get a cash bounty for reporting professors who make their offices a gun-free zone. A pro-campus carry group says that's one proposal they're considering. It's upsetting many faculty members who say their office is their home. There are certain areas of...
Weather setbacks could lead to delays on the first opening of a MoPac express lane as the board officially approved the variable toll pricing. The northbound express lane north of FM 2222 has a deadline of June 8 to be completed. The Regional Mobility Authority and construction...
A woman is charged with assault on a public servant after police say she kicked a police officer in the stomach in downtown Austin. On Monday, two Austin Police officers in civilian clothes were traveling north on Red River Street in their police cruiser when they came to a stop...