Mark and Charlie's Blog

Fatima Mann’s expression was polite, and yet slightly incredulous. The Travis County district attorney’s office, she said, did not make a full-throated effort to secure an indictment of former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman, who fatally shot 17-year-old David Joseph...
A student’s ride through Lehman High School’s halls on Wednesday morning is going viral, and the school says they’re working with law enforcement. Lehman Principal Michelle Chae said in a letter home to parents that they have identified the students involved in the prank and “...
A student at Lehman High School in Kyle rode through the school on a dirt bike Wednesday morning. Hays CISD says the ride was a senior prank. The student faces disciplinary action, as the district considers the prank to be dangerous to other students. No one was injured. In a...
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House. A few of the names are head-scratchers. So is the...
After a year devoted to winning the Republican nomination and bashing his opponents, Donald Trump is still rich, according to a new disclosure form Trump filed with the feds. Trump said the revenue generated by his real estate, golf and other business empire has ballooned by $...
A Forney woman says a Ross department store in Mesquite let a man into the women’s dressing room Monday. “I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice,” said Lisa Stickles, who says she quickly told a manager. “She went inside the dressing room, came right back out...
David Michna, until a week ago an Uber driver, left the city’s “drivers fair” a frustrated man Tuesday. After waiting an hour in line at Austin Community College’s Highland campus so he could talk to representatives of GetMe, the still-tiny ride-hailing company that is trying to...
The Austin middle school principal charged with online solicitation of a minor sent inappropriate text messages to an 11-year-old girl, including asking to sleep in her bed, according to police records. The girl is an extended family member of Burnet Middle School Principal...
A Travis County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman, who fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old, David Joseph, in a Northeast Austin neighborhood in February. The shooting — the first of five police shootings in Austin so far this...