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 nativity scene on the Henderson County Courthouse lawn is at the center of national spat.
A Texas man serving time in a federal prison in Juárez was beaten and abused by soldiers.
The Houston Chronicle offers a glimpse into the how the Houston Zoo’s industrial kitchen operates.
The DMV approved a religious plate the same day the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit against the agency for infringement of free speech.
Shaima Jastaniah, who lived in Houston for ten years, could be flogged for driving the black BMW SUV she had shipped to Saudia Arabia from Texas.
As a compensation scandal unfolds, the University of Texas Law Dean, Larry Seger, resigned at the request of university President Bill Powers.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has sent out his third mass mailing of “revelations” from God this year.
The Illinois senator told the teen’s tragic story to inspire his colleagues to pass the DREAM Act.
Kepler-22b is situated in the “Goldilocks” zone, which could make it just right for maintaining life.
The governor’s campaign just bought $1 million worth of advertising in the Hawkeye State. What commercials might Iowans expect to see?
An Austin woman worried about the health of her father, an inmate at the Eastham Unit, is petitioning the prisons to feed inmates three meals every day.
The drought leaves nothing untouched. This week the ongoing drought impacts the state’s groundwater, state parks, and horses.
Good Morning America interviewed Lauren Scruggs’s parents about the condition of their daughter, who lost a hand after walking into a plane propeller.
The endangered whooping crane is at the center of a lawsuit that could change the rights of water users in Texas.
Twenty years ago today, four teenage girls were murdered at an “I Can't Believe It’s Yogurt” in Austin, and the killers have yet to be caught.