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.
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.
Austin and Pflugerville saw three bee attacks in one week.
The University of Texas responded to a lawsuit questioning its admissions policy by submitting a 55-page document to the Supreme Court claryifying how race factors in to its process.
The country singer was reportedly found naked in the middle of the road outside Tioga Tuesday night.
Kinky Friedman tells the Dallas Morning News that he is mulling another run for governor.
George P. Bush, nephew of Bush 43 and the grandson of Bush 41, is taking a prominent position in the Republican Party of Texas, a move that cements his status as a future political star.
At three years old, Christopher Salvaggio has an IQ of 145, qualifying him to join the ranks of the high IQ society.
The state election code requires counties that held primary elections to hold runoffs, but Sterling and Oldham counties opted not to.
San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas top a list of the nation’s most economically segregated cities, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
A primer on the San Antonio mayor, who was recently thrust into the national spotlight after he was tapped to deliver the DNC’s keynote address.
The former solicitor general handily beat Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the GOP runoff for U.S. Senator.
A new Harper’s article claims that the direct-sales beauty empire is merely a “pink pyramid scheme.”
Texas officials are mourning the untimely passing of Chad Foster, the former Eagle Pass mayor who became the face of border communities straddling the two nations.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking corporate sponsors.