Mark and Charlie's Blog

A community development built just for Austin's homeless community opened on Saturday. The Community First Village is located in East Austin, near Decker Lane off Hog Eye Road and has 140 micro homes. Each home has a unique design with its own porch and is 180 square feet. The...
A Texas cyclist was dragged 2,000 feet by a truck that hit her and kept going. Elizabeth English was riding her bike in Austin, Texas when a pickup truck hit her earlier this week, trapping her underneath. She kept her head up to protect her brain, leaving the rest of her body...
Tesla founder Elon Musk has revealed the firm’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car has received 276,000 pre-orders worth almost $10 billion in just two days. At $35,000, the Model 3 is Tesla’s first vehicle to eschew a high-end price tag and aim squarely at mass-market...
Donald Trump scrambled to clarify his position on abortion Wednesday after he said women who undergo the procedure should face "some form of punishment" should the practice be outlawed. Several hours later -- after widespread condemnation from Trump's presidential rivals and...
Austin Police Department's Internal Affairs Department is looking into a video that starting going viral after an arrest on Friday in Northeast Austin. In the video, you can see officers getting physical while making the arrest on Cameron Road. It started when officers pulled...
Authorities are investigating after a 14-month-old girl died Tuesday morning following a procedure at a northwest Austin dentist visit. According to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office, Daisy Lynn Torres was pronounced dead at North Austin Medical Center shortly before...
Want to eliminate toll roads in Texas? Go find $40 billion. James Bass, the Texas Department of Transportation’s executive director, unveiled that sobering figure Wednesday as part of a preliminary report to the Legislature on the state of Texas tollways. Lawmakers, through...
It’s that time again. Time for STAAR testing in Texas. STAAR is the legislatively mandated series of high-stakes tests for public school children in Texas, and it is the most recent and most difficult of several testing program iterations that began in the 1980’s. I’ve seen them...
Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday night that he no longer vowed to support the Republican nominee if it isn’t him, despite a loyalty pledge that all Republican primary candidates signed last year. “No, I don’t anymore,” Mr. Trump said at a town hall forum on CNN when prompted by...