Sonia Smith

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.


Revolutionary Corpse Research at Texas State Body Farm

A study conducted by Texas State University researchers involving vultures and human remains could have big implications for homicide investigators.

War Against Women’s Health Care Strikes Close to Home

A combination of steep cuts to women’s health care and an impasse over federal Title X funds threatens to leave some 400,000 low income Texas women without access to cancer screenings and contraceptives.

Dallas Zoo’s Koala Drought is Over

The Dallas Zoo’s new koala exhibit, featuring two koalas on a thirty-month loan from the San Diego Zoo, opens Saturday.

Matthew McConaughey: GTT

Matthew McConaughey reveals that he has moved back to Austin.

‘Doonesbury’ Tackles the Texas Sonogram Law

Doonesbury takes on the controversial sonogram law this week, devoting six pen-and-ink comic strips to the legislation, but several newspapers around the country are boycotting the strip. 

Read State: Evan Smith

Curious about the reading habits of Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune? Read on.

Could a Gingrich-Perry Ticket be in the Works?

The Republican presidential rumor mill is abuzz with whispers that Newt Gingrich may tap Rick Perry to be his vice president in a rare, pre-convention ticket.

Texas’ New Voter ID Law Rejected

The Justice Department slapped the hand of the Texas legislature by blocking the state’s new voter ID law, saying it would likely disenfranchise Hispanic voters.

Sex, Love, and Lawrence v. Texas

A new book, Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas, explores the history of the men behind the landmark Supreme Court case and questions the conventional wisdom of the story.

Is Ron Paul’s Campaign on Death’s Door?

Ron Paul’s campaign is bleeding money and reporters. Will he be able to slog through to August? 

FLDS Church Dealt Another Blow

A Texas appeals court upheld the child sexual assault conviction of sixty-year-old Allan Keate, an FLDS member and follower of Warren Jeffs.

Perry’s Facebook Page Gets the Cramps

Thousands of women angry over cuts to women’s health care in Texas expressed their outrage on Rick Perry’s Facebook page. 

Ten Adorable Photos of Baby Goats

Celebrate the first day of spring with a slideshow of baby goat photos.

James Franco: Texas ForNever

It’s official: James Franco will not be getting his creative writing PhD from the University of Houston.

Dewhurst Releases New Ad

David Dewhurst’s campaign put out a new commercial last week that focuses on his father’s military service and curbing deficit spending.