Mark and Charlie's Blog

Austin mayor Steve Adler is planning on calling on businesses again to let workers stay home or leave early from work to help minimize traffic. A couple days before President Barack Obama came to visit Austin during SXSW, mayor Steve Adler expected traffic to be very bad as the...
Some students say walking around parts of the University of Texas campus have become terrifying because of criminal transients. A friend of Haruka Weiser describes the scary incident that happened to her, near the same spot the dance student was murdered. Emma Huff says you...
More parking lot scams are being reported in Downtown Austin. Austin Police recently arrested five people for pretending to be parking lot attendants. You park, you pay: it should be that simple. Now you have to make sure your money is going into the right hands. "They tell you...
The presidential campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced late Sunday that they were coordinating their efforts in three upcoming primary states in an extraordinary attempt to prevent Republican front-runner Donald Trump from clinching the GOP...
A Dallas County grand jury is expected to indict former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel on Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Manziel's lawyer said. Manziel, 23, is to be indicted on a Class A misdemeanor...
A married Oregon pet shop worker went through some monkey business to pay for a prostitute. In some primitive thinking, Nathan Allen McClain, a Zany Zoo employee, stole about $7,000 from the store’s Girl Scout cookies sales on March 1 and March 6, which he used to pay a...
Senator Ted Cruz and Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio have agreed to coordinate in future primary contests in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald J. Trump the Republican presidential nomination, with each candidate standing aside in certain states amid growing concerns that Mr. Trump...
The U.S. plans to send up to 250 additional military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting Islamic State, significantly expanding the small American footprint in the war-ravaged country, according to U.S. officials. President Barack Obama recently signed off on the...
President Obama outlined plans Monday to bolster U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria, raising their number to as many as 300 troops in a move he said was needed to keep pressure on the Islamic State. The president noted gains made by the current 50 special operators in...