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.
StateImpact Texas found a substantial connection between hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and the sudden surge in Texas quakes.
The zoo is seeking a name for its longhorn calf, born in late May.
Houston is emerging as the Great Rift Valley of strippers—or, at least, stripper tell-alls.
The North Texas Tollway Authority published a list of more than 26,000 offenders who allegedly owe the system thousands of dollars.
Jasper is still reeling one month after the city's first black police chief was fired by a majority-white city council.
How did a thirty-year-old Mexican man end up dead on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in Matamoros?
Exploring the culinary preferences of George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Amarillo, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi landed on a list compiled by OurTime.com, a senior-focused dating site, that purports to rank where the country's "flirtiest" seniors live.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that Jerry Patterson is considering building a desalination plant on GLO land in central Texas.
Rick Perry announced Monday in a letter to the federal government that the state will not expand its Medicaid program nor create a health insurance exchange.
Some 650 Aggies came out to form a human "Maroon Wall" around a College Station church where the funeral of fallen Aggie, Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, was taking place.
Peter Lundgren, Roger Federer's longtime coach, now lives and works in Houston.
At least two news outlets found Texas angles for the Higgs boson discovery at CERN.
A week after he was mauled by two chimpanzees at a South African sanctuary, Andrew Oberle is hospitalized in stable condition.