Mark and Charlie's Blog

HOUSTON -- Some parents in Fort Bend County are outraged after their children said they witnessed a pair of eighth-graders engaged in a sex act, right in the middle of class. Parents told KPRC Local 2 that they received the unsettling news about an incident at Crockett Middle...
First the percussive sounds of sniper fire and the thrill of the kill. Then the gospel of peace. Across the country, hundreds of ministers and pastors desperate to reach young congregants have drawn concern and criticism through their use of an unusual recruiting tool: the...
Well, here we go again: to toll, or not to toll. At least, that's what some foes of the pending toll road plan suggest. The five-road plan the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board will vote on tonight, they say, is just a replay of 2004: double taxation in the...
I hate school! Yes, I know that's a bit immature for someone 41 years old. But it's true. I hate school -- so much so that my wife, Amy, and I have hired a college student to help our fifth-grade son manage his schoolwork a few times a week. It's not that we can't do the work...
Dallas councilman seeks to ban saggy pants Councilman says he wants to help improve young adults' self-image By THOMAS KOROSEC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Dallas Bureau DALLAS — Saying he is fed up with seeing young men in saggy pants, a councilman said Thursday he wants to...
24 illegal song downloads cost US woman 220,000 dollars 15 hours ago CHICAGO (AFP) — In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay more than 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs...
Four officers punished over body searches Web Posted: 10/05/2007 12:37 AM CDT Lomi Kriel Express-News Four San Antonio police officers have been suspended without pay after an April incident at a South Side bar where about a dozen women and men claimed they were wrongfully...
Report: Israel 'blinded' Syrian radar After Israeli missile strike on Syria confirmed by both sides, the question remains – how did Israel's non-stealth jets infiltrate Syrian airspace undetected? US aerospace experts tell Aviation Week magazine that Israel used new US-developed...
SD 122: Christmas stays Students to celebrate Ramadan, too October 4, 2007 BY ANGELA CAPUTO Staff writer Don't mess with Christmas was the message dozens of Oak Lawn residents - including a man dressed as Santa - sent to school officials Tuesday after news got around Ridgeland...