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.
A new study looking at West Texas wind farms found that local air temperatures rose 0.72 degrees Celsius. Is this something to worry about?
After years of exporting prized dinosaur fossils to some of the world’s best museums, the state will be getting two huge exhibit halls, in Dallas and Houston.
Several temporary shelters have cropped up around Texas to house a recent unexplained influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States.
Beunka Adams, who was pronounced dead on Thursday night at 6:25 p.m., participated in a deadly convenience store robbery in 2002.
The convicted polygamist leader tells that Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that, unless he is freed, God will send down "full whirlwind judgements" on the nation.
Only six states are considered less peaceful than Texas, according to a new report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.
The Dallas-based billionaire is investing in Planetary Resources, a company that aims to begin mining asteroids for valuable metals by 2020.
A recent study found that suburbs appear to be losing their luster to Houstonians, who expressed a preference for a more urban livestyle.
Millions of texts and e-mails from Texas teens who agreed to participate in a four year study could shed new light on the life of the American teenager.
The former Texas Board of Education chair talks creationism, textbooks, and whether man and dinosaurs lived contemporaneously on The Colbert Report.
The Revisionaries, a new documentary about the State Board of Education, received rave reviews after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
A Killeen mother recently took out a billboard to promote her daughter's prom queen bid. Has helicopter parenting jumped the shark?
Karl Rove's Super PAC netted $30.5 million—more than half of its total donations—from three Texan titans.
The Bureau of Land Management is conducting an environmental study on Madeleine Pickens's plan to build a Nevada ecotourism sanctuary where thousands of the nation's wild mustangs could roam.