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.
Trey Scott Atwater, who is charged with attempting to take explosives on an airplane, was “surprised” that there was C-4 in his carry-on.
The Texas Tech atmospheric climate scientist who wrote a chapter on climate change for Newt Gingrich's forthcoming book was shocked to learn the GOP hopeful had scrapped her contribution.
The last YouTube videos of Austin teen Ben Breedlove, who died from a heart attack on Christmas night, have gained a worldwide following.
The decision to bestow the honor to the SEAL Team Six commander took “just minutes and was a shutout,” according to Dallas Morning News editorial page editor Keven Ann Willey.
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What we'd like to get Rick Perry, Warren Jeffs, Willie Nelson, and other prominent Texans for Christmas.
The history of Ron Paul's position on his offensive newsletters is beginning to emerge as the media latches on to the scandal.
A Houston Army veteran proved himself to be the city's most law abiding resident when he paid a 58-year-old parking ticket Wednesday.
The EPA announced new mercury emissions rules that please environmentalists, but the timeline and potential price tag worries industry officials.
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling advises colleagues to watch Schoolhouse Rock to learn about the conference committee process.
Before developing a drilling site in Burleson, Chesapeake Energy relocates a prairie dog colony.
A Bryan crime novelist was arrested earlier this month after she allegedly took out a hit on her estranged, cheating husband.
An old scandal about Ron Paul's newsletters, which contain "racist, anti-gay and anti-Israel passages," has again reared its head as Paul surges in Iowa.