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.
On September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy explained why “we choose to go to the moon” to a crowd of 40,000 at Rice University.
To quote Sophia Dembling, “[t]here is no product that can’t be improved by making it in the shape of Texas.” In that spirit, we bring you five Etsy finds.
Drug gangs track and kidnap many deportees returning to Mexico, hoping that family members who remain in the U.S. will cough up the ransom they demand.
On August 30, the Texas Transporation Commission signed off on a 85 mph speed limit on the new stretch of Texas 130 between Mustang Ridge and Seguin.
Game wardens say they have caught seven women competing in the Ladies Kingfish tournament in a lie about some sea bass. They plan to pursue felony charges.
The president of Planned Parenthood and daughter of Texas Governor Ann Richards drew forty seconds of sustained applause when she mentioned her late mother.
Julián Castro’s speech at the Democratic National Convention brought on a wave of nostalgia about Ann Richards, the last Texan to grace that stage.
Criminal defense attorney Adam Reposa, a graduate of UT law, has a penchant for posting colorful videos on YouTube.
How McAllen turned a vacant Walmart into one of the most architecturally imaginative libraries in the country.
Visitors to the Fort Worth Zoo are cooing over the new baby one-horned rhinoceros born there on August 16.
The Austin resident announced at a surprise press conference that this year’s U.S. Open would be his last tournament.
Some Texas delegates at the Republican National Convention think Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst should give someone else a chance to run the state.
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that California added some 142,000 more jobs than Texas in the last twelve months.
Ted Cruz’s prime-time speech to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night was not carried by the three major cable news networks.