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 video certain to make your heart melt: A dog with no front legs gets a handcrafted set of wheels to help her scoot around.
Rick Perry (inadvertently?) revises his list of the three federal agencies he would kill as President.
Flags, footballs, and fighter jets all flicker across the screen in the governor’s latest campaign ad.
Explosive allegations against the doctor include hiring a stripper to be his companion and knowingly giving a woman herpes.
The governor’s “vulture capitalism” remark causes a major South Carolinian donor to close his checkbook.
Demolition crews are razing the Hunstville stadium this week, where “The Wildest Show Behind Bars” took place for 35 years. The place may be gone, but its legacy will never be forgotten.
Meet the Fellowship Church pastor who makes Joel Osteen look like the picture of restraint.
Irving-based Hostess Brands, the maker of the indestructible snack cake, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2004.
Two new studies from Texas researchers focus on shedding the pounds and keeping them off.
A three-judge panel reversed a lower court’s injunction against the controversial “sonogram law,” which mandates that women who have abortions must submit to a sonogram and hear a description of the fetus as litigation proceeds.
The hearts of music writers everywhere grew three sizes when they heard “Glory,” Jay-Z’s new track about his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Some Apollo-era astronauts, including Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell, had their hands slapped by NASA for putting space artifacts on the auction block.
The justices heard arguments on Monday, but they found themselves on a sticky wicket and are no closer to making a decision.
ESPN profiles the Texas-bred New Orleans Saints co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc, who describes herself as having “Texas heart, Cajun blood.”
Baylor University President Ken Starr took to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post asking, “Can I vote for a Mormon?”