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.
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.
Take a virtual tour of the new McAllen Public Library, built inside an abandoned Walmart.
Watch the heartwarming documentary PBS aired a high school mariachi band from the Rio Grande Valley.
Some 31 female trainees have accused twelve instructors of sexual misconduct.
Mexico appears to have elected a dashing new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, heralding a return to rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
A number of the critically endangered sea turtles are being monitored by the National Resource Damage Assessment, which is studying how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the animal is underway on Padre Island.
Were cleaner beaches in 2011 an unexpected upside to the drought?
The reboot prompts a resurgence of interest in Southfork Ranch.
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision Thursday, Texas politicians and pundits weighed in.
Last summer, four prisoners died from heat-related causes in Texas's sweltering prisons.
The expansion of the Port Arthur plant briefly made it the largest in the country before an accident disabled the new 325,000-barrel-per-day crude distillation unit.