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.
At the same time Texas is fighting to get water from Oklahoma, state officials want to block Mexico from pumping water out of the Rio Grande.
A cast member of Big Rich Texas claims that a woman who did not make the show has launched a smear campaign against her.
The Texas Republican congressman's campaign appears to report every expense—even a $0.22 purchase from FedEx—to the Federal Elections Commission.
The scimitar-horned oryx will be fully covered by the federal Endangered Species Act starting Wednesday, but could this mandated protection actually lead to the extinction of the species?
A dispatch on how the petrodollars from the Eagle Ford Shale boom are reshaping life in South Texas.
George W. Bush's post presidency has been marked by silence. What has he been up to?
A Texas researcher is working to fight citrus greening by using bacteria-fighting genes found in spinach.
Give that skunk in your yard wide berth, because it might be rabid.
NPR explores what Texas would look like as an independent state in the modern era.
Feral cats are not typically considered productive members of the economy, but several "feline employment agencies" in Texas are out to change that.
Three men allegedly agreed to a murder-to-hire plot proposed by DEA agents posing as members of the Los Zetas cartel.
Jesse Joe Hernandez, who was pronounced dead on Wednesday night at 6:18 p.m., had beaten a 10-month-old baby to death in 2001.
One year, three inappropriate rants abroad airplanes in Texas. What's in the air?