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.
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.
Aerial photos of the YFZ Ranch outside Eldorado show strange constructions underway at the polygamist compound.
Don't let the recent rains fool you: ninety percent of Texas remains in a drought.
Recipes from the innovative chefs at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, including Delightful Tuna Nachos and Frosted Shredded Wheat Surprise.
During a public videochat, an unemployed engineer's wife asked President Barack Obama why her husband didn't have a job. Now, the offers are pouring in.
But is it enough to calm the waters?
The zoo enlisted the endangered Indonesian pig to predict whether the city would have an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
Paparazzi snapped photos of the very fit Lakewood Church pastor paddleboarding during a family vacation in Hawaii.
Skywatchers (and schlubs who just happened to be outside around 8 p.m. Wednesday night) were treated to the sight of a large meteor streaking across the heavens.
Kenneth Hickman says TDCJ's facial hair ban violates his First Amendment rights.
The National Archives released recordings from Air Force One made in the hours after JFK's assassination in Dallas.