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.
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.
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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.
Observant Houstonians have discovered a new holy image in a mundane object.
Kitsch, who played Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights, takes the big screen, but could does he run the risk of becoming an action hero flop?
The presidential candidate visited the Metroplex, attending church in McKinney and stumping at a "faux-rustic farm" in Plano.
Passengers snapped pictures and took video of a pair of Magellanic penguins toddling down an airplane's aisle on a recent flight from Orlando to New York.
The racist YouTube rant of a Colorado transplant to Laredo has the city's residents seeing red.
After Randy Travis was picked up in a church parking lot in Sanger, the peanut gallery had an opinion on everything from his beverage of choice to the reason he was boozing.
Dallas Wiens, a Fort Worth man who lost his face after brushing against a power line, was profiled by the New Yorker's Raffi Khatchadourian.
Rick Perry marked Ronald Reagan's 101st birthday by speaking to a group of Republicans in Round Rock Monday night.