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.


Hutchison Criticizes Perry over Women’s Health Program Decision

Texas’s senior Senator pushed for Rick Perry and the Obama Administration to work out their differences to ensure the Women’s Health Program can serve low-income women.

‘Wall Street Journal’ Snags Interview with Big Spender Harold Simmons

The press shy billionaire calls Karl Rove his “personal political muse” and reveals why he’s bent on defeating President Barack Obama.

Disturbing New Details Emerge about Man Arrested in Family’s Murder

Trey Sesler, an online anime critic from Waller, is said to have been planning a Columbine-style attack on a local high school. 

Texas Waterways are Nation’s Fourth Most Polluted

Companies released some 14.6 million pounds of industrial pollutants and toxic chemicals into Texas’ waterways in 2010. Find out which water channels are the dirtiest. 

Five Confirmed Trader Joe’s in Texas

Watch out, Whole Foods! The California-based specialty grocery chain just confirmed it signed a lease for space in San Antonio, the fifth location for a Trader Joe’s in Texas.

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.

James Franco: Texas ForNever

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

Ten Adorable Photos of Baby Goats

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

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. 

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.

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? 

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.

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.

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.

Read State: Evan Smith

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