Sonia Smith, a native of Houston, is a graduate of Georgetown University. She has reported on convict cowboys at the Angola Prison Rodeo, celebrity magazines in Moscow, and aerial hog hunting in Knox City, Texas. She has also written for Slate, the Associated Press, the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Kyiv Post, and the Dallas Morning News and was a finalist for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Her great-great-grandfather was a Texas Ranger in Kerr County in the 1870’s.
Ready for the next YouTube sensation out of Texas? A phone video of a woman dancing on a treadmill filmed at an El Paso gym has almost a million hits.
Megachurch pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen, who is no stranger to the camera, will step his exposure up a notch by starring in a new reality show, tentatively titled Pack Your Bags.
The checklist that astronaut James Lovell scratched out to calculate his crippled spacecraft’s reentry into earth’s orbit fetched $388,375 at auction in Dallas on Wednesday.
Joaquin Luna’s family said he killed himself last week out of despair over his immigration status, but others say the suicide was unrelated to that.
Nothing to see here. The presidential candidate just dropped by George H.W. Bush’s Houston home today for a friendly visit.
The El Paso Times reported that as Juárez’s murder rate drops, funeral homes suffer, a story that elicited horrified reactions from the community.
A man murders a beloved turkey that lived in a New Braunfels park.
Temple-native Bryan Burrough examines how the governor went from being the “anointed” one to a punch-line factory.
It’s been exactly one decade since the energy company filed for bankruptcy, forever changing Houston and the U.S. economy.
From squatters in Tarrant County to the far-reaching influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council, we’ve rounded up (and broken down) some of the best enterprise stories from around the state.
The feds have postponed their decision on whether to add the dunes sagebrush lizard to the endangered species list until mid-2012.
Ron Paul’s talons were out over the weekend, slamming the decision to let billionaire mogul Donald Trump moderate the Newsmax debate in Iowa.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gary Tinterow is packing his bags for the Bayou City to head the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Twenty years ago today, four teenage girls were murdered at an “I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt” in Austin, and the killers have yet to be caught.
The endangered whooping crane is at the center of a lawsuit that could change the rights of water users in Texas.