Mark and Charlie's Blog

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...
Police have said the parents of a four-year-old who climbed into a gorilla's enclosure could face criminal charges after staff were forced to kill the beloved animal. Harambe the 400lb gorilla was shot dead by Cincinnati Zoo officials just one day after his 17th birthday when...
Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson on Monday defended the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for calling a California judge overseeing a fraud case against Trump University a "Mexican" and a "hater." On Friday, Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments from Trump and...
People talk about a tipping point in time where liberty, freedom, and the system based on our Constitution which allowed America to become the most productive, powerful, and benevolent country in world history could all go away. I don’t know if we’ve passed it, but I know this:...
The Qatar Foundation International (QFI) granted $100,000 to a Texas school district to promote Arabic language and culture classes that begin next school year. This marks the third school district in Texas to accept funds from the Qatari non-profit’s global gift-giving arm. The...
President Obama invited a Syrian refugee to this year’s State of the Union address , and he has spoken passionately about embracing refugees as a core American value. But nearly eight months into an effort to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States, Mr. Obama’s...