Mark and Charlie's Blog

A coalition of transportation advocates wants the city to put a long-sought dream of an Austin light rail system on the ballot this November. With city officials still weighing whether to put a transportation bond before voters this fall, the nonprofit Central Austin Community...
A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched and knocked to the ground by protesters during the melee, as anti-Trump demonstrators grabbed the candidate's...
The eighth grade teacher who got pregnant after daily sex with her 13-year-old student has turned herself in, police say. Alexandria Vera, 24, allegedly told school district officials she had been engaging in a sexual relationship with the young boy since September, after they...
Austin police are changing how they interact with the homeless downtown. They now have teams of officers walking around, talking with homeless people to identify and remove the barriers that keep them on the street. The other component involves removing what the department calls...
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton posed a wild notion in a new interview: She could carry Texas in the fall. In a newly published New York magazine interview with reporter Rebecca Traister, Clinton was asked which traditionally red states she might make a play for...
Students remember Alexandria Vera as the “cool teacher” who let kids at Stovall Middle School use cell phones in class. They also long suspected her to be in an inappropriate relationship with an eighth-grader. According to court documents, they were right. Harris County...
The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding people to pay attention to road closures after 11 people drove around barricades in Hays County and got stuck. Flooding on May 27 damaged a bridge on Highway 21 in Niederwald. That's why TxDOT closed off that portion of the...
Another controversial turn Tuesday in the bathroom battle debate. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called for the resignation of the Fort Worth superintendent. Kent P. Scribner passed a policy in line with the President's order to allow transgender students to use the bathroom in line...
Donald Trump boasted about raising $6 million in January for veterans. But ever since, the specifics have been hard to pin down. CBS News has confirmed that veterans' groups received just over $2 million, but does not know exactly how much he raised and where it all went. But...