Mark and Charlie's Blog

An investigation that once focused primarily on the husband and wife responsible for killing 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., last week continues to expand as the FBI questions an ever-growing network of people with ties to the couple. The investigation is now focusing on...
Gun rights activists plan to conduct a “theatrical performance” of a mass shooting this weekend near the University of Texas at Austin’s campus – an attention-grabbing effort to highlight their opposition to gun-free zones. Two groups – Come And Take It Texas and DontComply.com...
He referred to Mexicans as “rapists,” questioned Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero, ridiculed the physical appearance of his opponents, falsely claimed that “thousands” in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell and, this week, called for a ban on Muslims...
Local radio talk-show host Charlie Hodge was driving to work one morning in late 2007 when he first encountered the Austin Restor­ation Ministries. Hodge is one-third of the three-man, four-hour KLBJ-FM Dudley & Bob Morning Show and returns to the station for an hourlong...
Federal authorities believe the Facebook posting from one of the attackers who killed 14 people here last week was made on behalf of both shooters, according to several senior U.S. law enforcement officials. The Facebook posting said, “We pledge allegiance” to the leader of the...
Seven years have passed since Abigail Fisher, a white Sugar Land native, applied to the University of Texas at Austin. On Wednesday her lawyers will have one more chance to argue in court that she was unfairly rejected because of her race. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear...
A former Bowie High School health teacher and coach has been charged with an improper relationship with a female student. Police had previously investigated Tiffany Howard, also known as Tiffany Friesenhahn, in October 2013, after hand-written letters belonging to Howard...
As insomniacs and impulse shoppers around the world can attest, home television shopping networks can make people covet never-before-contemplated purchases. So it’s worth asking whether a new channel dedicated to showcasing firearms could tempt Americans to buy more guns. Gun TV...
The California couple who killed 14 people last week at an office holiday party had been adherents of a radical strain of Islam for “some time,” the FBI said Monday as investigators raced to assemble a clearer picture of how the attack was planned. David Bowdich, assistant...