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.
Drug gangs track and kidnap many deportees returning to Mexico, hoping that family members who remain in the U.S. will cough up the ransom they demand.
To quote Sophia Dembling, “[t]here is no product that can’t be improved by making it in the shape of Texas.” In that spirit, we bring you five Etsy finds.
On September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy explained why “we choose to go to the moon” to a crowd of 40,000 at Rice University.
But the company strangely failed to show the body that she’s working to slim down.
A recent poll shows Romney has support from 55 percent of likely voters in Texas to Obama’s 40 percent.
Beef Products, Inc. sued ABC News for defamation over the network’s reporting on the company’s lean finely textured beef product.
People part of the president’s campaign email list received an invitation from the singer to spend an evening with her and the president—and to send in a campaign donation, natch.
Fourth graders drew disturbing pictures depict the planes hitting the twin towers and people jumping out of buildings.
The university received a phone call at 8:35 a.m. warning that explosions would happen in ninety minutes, but an evacuation was only ordered at 9:50 a.m, 15 minutes before the bombs would have gone off.
Mitch McConnell hosted a fundraiser for the Tea Party darling last Thursday, and U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn attended.
Texans feted both presidential candidates Tuesday as Mitt Romney’s campaign coped with the fallout from the candidate’s latest blunder.
File this under the “things that should never go missing” category.
Nearly fifty Texas billionaires made the 2012 edition of Forbes’s richest Americans list.
Thousands craned their necks at the sky Thursday to catch of glimpse of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which made its final trip across Texas perched on the back of a 747.
Robert Wayne Harris, who was convicted of killing five people at a car wash in Irving, was executed by Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stay his execution.