Mark and Charlie's Blog

Since emerging as a reluctant leader for University of Texas at Austin faculty who don't want guns in their classrooms, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg has received an outpouring of support from his colleagues, parents of UT students and even waiters at a campus restaurant, he...
Ted Cruz challenged Donald Trump on Tuesday night to a one-on-one debate "anytime between now and the Iowa caucus." Less than an hour after Trump's campaign told reporters the front-runner will skip Thursday's GOP debate , Cruz, looking to have his moment with Trump, suggested...
Donald Trump has been criticizing Megyn Kelly all over the place for asking him tough questions at the GOP debate, but he was singing a far different tune four years ago. Back in late 2011, Trump sat down with Kelly and talked about hosting a Republican debate. Yep, for those...
A man sitting at a traffic light in South Austin caught a violent confrontation on camera. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday near Interstate 35 and Slaughter Lane. The video, taken by Twitter user @NoelDeric, shows one man approach a truck and tap the window with a bat. The...
A Nobel laureate and physicist at the University of Texas — who is arguably the most famous professor on campus — said Monday that he would take matters into his own hands in an effort to keep concealed handguns out of his classes, regardless of whatever rules are ultimately...
The 65,103 signatures sent a message. The Austin City Council appears to be splintering on the issue of ride-hailing companies and fingerprints, based on divergent ordinances placed on the council’s Thursday’s agenda by Council Member Ann Kitchen and her ally up to now on the...
Ted Cruz on Monday offered a remarkably candid assessment of the race for the Republican nomination: Donald Trump "could be unstoppable" if he wins the Iowa caucus. Cruz, the Texas senator who is running neck-and-neck with Trump in Iowa polling, urged a gathering of evangelical...
Austin police said they were trying to help Hays County officers catch a high-speed chase suspect when they accidentally spike stripped the wrong car. Around 3:30 Saturday morning Hays County officers were chasing a white PT Cruiser heading north on I-35. Once the vehicle...
It may be an offer employees simply can no longer refuse. Workers increasingly are being told by their companies to undergo health screenings and enroll in wellness programs, as a way to curb insurance costs. Many employees now face stiff financial penalties — often in the form...