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.
Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris fired off a fifteen-word email from his iPhone ruling that eminent domain laws gave TransCanada the right to lay pipeline through a Paris farm.
Rumors indicate that members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may be leaving the YFZ Ranch.
Lubbockites say “good morning” on Twitter more than anyone else in the country, according to a study from some Ukrainian software engineers who monitored American tweets.
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head wants to raise Lubbock County’s property taxes by 1.7 cents per $100 in order to pay for more sheriff’s deputies to defend the town from the UN troops during potential civil unrest.
After several legal twists, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can now block Planned Parenthood from its Women’s Health Program.
David Lee Wiggins, 48, had served 23 years in prison for the 1989 rape of a teenage girl when testing revealed DNA evidence did not link him to the crime.
The Texas economic miracle continues. Five of the nation’s top ten counties for job growth are in Texas, according to CNN Money.
Willie Nelson was hospitalized in Denver after having trouble breathing before a Saturday night show.
The state legislature slashed women’s health funding by two thirds last session in an attempt to target Planned Parenthood. Now, a total of sixty clinics have closed, and only twelve of them were run by that organization.
Texas Board of Pardons and Parole granted parole to a full 31 percent of inmates up for review last year, up from 27 percent in 2003.
Dallas County will begin spraying for mosquitoes after West Nile deaths in the state this year reach seventeen.
Beyoncé swung through Marfa in early July and just posted pictures from her trip on her Tumblr.
Monday marks one year since the governor announced he was running for president. What’s happened since then?
A blogger looked at the final statements of 478 executed Texas inmates and determined that “love” was uttered more than any other word.