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.
A selection of our favorite bird-related stories from around the state.
Two stories explore what is happening in East Texas as more and more towns vote to sell alcohol.
Authorities arrested Carmel Foster, the owner of Tyler’s Queen Divas Hair Salon, for allegedly performing a procedure to enhance the butts and breasts of some clients.
Landowners who vehemently oppose TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline took to the streets and the courts to protest the project.
Rising beef prices make cattle rustling incredibly lucrative, with animals fetching up to $1,000 per head at sale barns.
The Wall Street Journal’s Nathan Koppel writes about San Antonio’s new court, designed to handle animal cases.
The Lower Colorado River Authority approved a new water management plan Wednesday, giving it more tools to deal with extreme drought.
Jeffrey Maxwell of Corsicana, who abducted a former neighbor and tortured her on a deer-skinning rack, was convicted and faces multiple life sentences for his crime.
More than thirty Tivoli students brought their own lunches to school last week as part of a grassroots protest for healthier meal options.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case that could limit or eliminate using race as a college admissions factor.
Meet Wildthing, the unlikely Bison housepet of an eccentric family in Quinlan.
As Texas A&M moves to the SEC, change is afoot at the university, but not everyone is supportive of this particular proposal.
Happy Presidents’ Day! Before the three presidents from Texas were politicians they were … babies. See baby pictures of LBJ, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth.
The state’s highest court denied Mike Leach’s appeal of his wrongful termination lawsuit against Texas Tech.