Mark and Charlie's Blog

An Austin police officer has been suspended for 10 days after Chief Art Acevedo accused him of driving recklessly to catch a suspected drunk driver. Officer Nathaniel Stallings was suspended from May 7 to 18, according to an Austin Police Department memo. The Austin Police...
In the first weekend since Uber and Lyft packed up and left town after the defeat of Proposition 1, a proposal to repeal some of Austin’s ride-hailing regulations, the number of drunken driving arrests by Austin police appears to have been unaffected. Leading up to the May 7...
Burnet Middle School Principal David Dean was arrested Monday morning on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, according to Austin district officials. The Austin school district has placed him on administrative leave without pay. School district...
In an election year when Bill Clinton ’s policies and personal indiscretions have faced intense scrutiny, Hillary Clinton is beginning to shape the role her husband would play in her administration, zeroing in on economic growth and job creation as crucial missions for the...
‘Do you have guns in the home?” It’s a standard question pediatricians ask patients and their parents, an entry into a conversation about storage and safety. “Of course not — we don’t believe in that,” answered one mother who came to our practice with her 7-year-old. Her son...
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday the fight is not finished when it comes to regulations in Austin that have driven ride-hailing companies out of the state capital. "The issue's not over," Abbott said in an interview on CNBC. "Republicans in the Texas Legislature have already raised...
The politics of Obamacare aren't all that complicated. Republicans have called for the Affordable Care Act to be "repealed and replaced" for years, with only sporadic attempts to articulate what the replacement would be. On the Democratic side, the question that's emerged over...
Former Republican presidential frontrunner and current member of Donald Trump ‘s vice-presidential selection committee Ben Carson let some major cats out of the bag this weekend, assuming he’s really in the loop. According to The Washington Post ‘s Ben Terris , Carson confirmed...
Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes. Rowanne Brewer Lane: Former Companion: Donald was having a pool party at Mar-a-Lago. There were about 50 models and 30 men. There were girls in the pools, splashing around. For...