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.
During a public videochat, an unemployed engineer's wife asked President Barack Obama why her husband didn't have a job. Now, the offers are pouring in.
Recipes from the innovative chefs at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, including Delightful Tuna Nachos and Frosted Shredded Wheat Surprise.
Don't let the recent rains fool you: ninety percent of Texas remains in a drought.
Aerial photos of the YFZ Ranch outside Eldorado show strange constructions underway at the polygamist compound.
Rick Perry marked Ronald Reagan's 101st birthday by speaking to a group of Republicans in Round Rock Monday night.
Dallas Wiens, a Fort Worth man who lost his face after brushing against a power line, was profiled by the New Yorker's Raffi Khatchadourian.
After Randy Travis was picked up in a church parking lot in Sanger, the peanut gallery had an opinion on everything from his beverage of choice to the reason he was boozing.
The racist YouTube rant of a Colorado transplant to Laredo has the city's residents seeing red.
Passengers snapped pictures and took video of a pair of Magellanic penguins toddling down an airplane's aisle on a recent flight from Orlando to New York.
The presidential candidate visited the Metroplex, attending church in McKinney and stumping at a "faux-rustic farm" in Plano.
Kitsch, who played Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights, takes the big screen, but could does he run the risk of becoming an action hero flop?
Observant Houstonians have discovered a new holy image in a mundane object.
Three weeks to the day after Perry ended his presidential campaign, he tried to reclaim some of the spotlight with a speech to a packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Curious about the reading habits of Austin-based NPR correspondent John Burnett? Read on.
Democratic state representative Steve Holland said he filed the legislation to make a point about his Republican colleagues.