Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
Donald Trump made his decision to start skewering Sen. Ted Cruz as his private jet was approaching here earlier this month. “Ted is hanging around the top too long,” the Republican presidential front-runner announced on the plane, according to his campaign manager. “Time to take...
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he has no health care and lost his coverage "because of Obamacare." "You know who one of those millions of Americans who's lost their health care because of Obamacare? That would be me. I don't have health care right now," he told an audience in...
A 62-year-old Weatherford, Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to his 10th driving while intoxicated offense. District Judge Craig Towson told Ivy Ray Eberhardt he was "a second away from hurting someone really badly" as he announced the...
A Newport Beach airline pilot has been arrested and charged with piloting an Alaska Airlines jet full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol, authorities said Thursday. David Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court in downtown...
A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance. "ISIS" is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group. Lt. Andrew Cota says the 15-year-old...
Two cafeteria workers at a West Texas elementary school have been fired after violating guidelines and allegedly taking home some leftover fruit. The Ector County Independent School District employees were fired Tuesday. District spokesman Mike Adkins says the workers...