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.
The press shy billionaire calls Karl Rove his “personal political muse” and reveals why he’s bent on defeating President Barack Obama.
Trey Sesler, an online anime critic from Waller, is said to have been planning a Columbine-style attack on a local high school.
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.
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.
David Dewhurst’s campaign put out a new commercial last week that focuses on his father’s military service and curbing deficit spending.
It’s official: James Franco will not be getting his creative writing PhD from the University of Houston.
Celebrate the first day of spring with a slideshow of baby goat photos.
Thousands of women angry over cuts to women’s health care in Texas expressed their outrage on Rick Perry’s Facebook page.
A Texas appeals court upheld the child sexual assault conviction of sixty-year-old Allan Keate, an FLDS member and follower of Warren Jeffs.
Ron Paul’s campaign is bleeding money and reporters. Will he be able to slog through to August?
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.
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.
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.
Curious about the reading habits of Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune? Read on.
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.