Katie Stroh


Children’s Birthday Parties: Coming to a Gun Range Near You?

A new gun range in Lewisville will include specially-made facilities for hosting children’s birthday parties. 

The Mini-Controversy Over the Gay-Friendly JC Penney Ad

A recent Father’s Day print ad for Plano-based retailer J.C. Penney featuring a gay couple has sparked praise as well as backlash.

UT’s Gay Parenting Study Sparks Debate

A new UT study says that children of gay parents fare worse than their straight-parented counterparts, igniting a firestorm of backlash.

Cyanide-Producing Grass Kills Cattle, Fuels GMO Debate

Did a genetically modified grass kill a herd of Texas cattle, or were they just another casualty of the ongoing drought?

Texans Urged to Conserve Power as Temperatures Hit Triple Digits

Energy usage for the month of June broke records for two days in a row, as ERCOT and the Public Utilities Commission scramble to prevent rolling blackouts.

Nearly A Quarter of Texas Dogs Are Obese

Does this collar make me look fat? A new study suggests that one in four dogs in Texas is obese.

UTMB Study Finds Nearly 30 Percent of Texas Teens "Sextually Active"

A new study finds that 28 percent of Houston-area teens have sexted, but they’re not particularly thrilled about it.

Texas Prison's Water Problems Attract National Attention

Gawker got wind that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Connally Unit recently was shut down due to “chronic staff staffing shortages and water outages.”

Robert Plant Admits He Lives in Austin

In an interview with the UK’s Independent, Robert Plant confirms rumors that he has moved to Austin, saying that he rents an “old crack house” in the city.

Breastaurant Chain Renames Town "Bikinis, Texas"

Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill will soon have its own eponymous Hill County tourist destination.

West Nile Virus Reaches Epidemic Levels in Texas

An unusually high number of West Nile virus cases in North Texas have led officials to label the outbreak an epidemic.

Teen Forced to Make Public Apology After Cutting a Southwest Flight Line

A line-jumping Westlake teenager learned a very public lesson in courtesy on a Southwest flight.

Texas Olympians in London: A Recap

Texan Olympians brought home some 26 medals from the 2012 London Games.

Electric Vehicle Program Piloted in Austin Neighborhood

Mueller, a master-planned community in Austin, has the highest concentration of electric vehicles in the country as part of a pilot project focusing on clean energy.

TEA Sanctions El Paso School District Following Cheating Scandal

El Paso, which is no stranger to scandals, is facing another nick against its reputation after the TEA found its school district to be engaging in “unethical and illegal acts.”