Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
One neighborhood is paying the price for safety. More than $10,000. "People have a right to be safe and feel safe," said neighbor Mike Levy. The Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood pays an off-duty Travis County Constable $60 per hour to protect their kids from...
An Austin Cab employee was terminated Monday after a rider claimed he tried to illegally kick him out of the car and then pulled him out by force. The rider, Chris Riccio, filmed part of the encounter on his cell phone and posted it to his Facebook Sunday. Within hours, the...
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...