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.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker suggested making the city's crime lab independent and adding a Innocence Project representative to the board overseeing it.
Eighteen-year-old Monica Thieu became the youngest College Jeopardy Champion in the contest's history.
State senator Florence Shapiro says that the Texas Education Agency can (and should) waive the requirement that tests count toward fifteen percent of final grades this year.
Cinders, a wire-haired dachshund from Corpus Christi, was one of seven finalists for the Best in Show title.
Eighteen-year-old Taylor Burnham was naked, but for her cowboy boots, when she was stopped by cops in her Jeep Wrangler in Corpus Christi.
Shanna Widner appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the horror of dealing with her mother, Wanda Holloway, taking out a hit on her cheerleader classmate's mom.
The twelve-year-old girl admitted shooting her father in the head in 2009, but she said she did it because he had abused her.
After an angry Laredo transplant uploaded a hateful YouTube video blasting the city, Jack Strunk, a former Laredoan, posted his own video defending the border town. Now, he's being given the keys to the city.
The governor took a page from his presidential campaign playbook and slammed the president in the pages of the Wall Street Journal.
The tradition of sending mail through the tiny town of Valentine to receive a special stamp could end if the USPS shutters the branch.
If the congressman can pick up enough votes in Maine's Washington County, which delayed its vote due to inclement weather, he might end up winning the state.
Democratic state representative Steve Holland said he filed the legislation to make a point about his Republican colleagues.
Curious about the reading habits of Austin-based NPR correspondent John Burnett? Read on.
Three weeks to the day after Perry ended his presidential campaign, he tried to reclaim some of the spotlight with a speech to a packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference.