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.
New data from the U.S. Department of Education says that Texas is tied for fourth place with a high school graduation rate of 86 percent for the 2010-2011 school year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily suspending the British oil giant's ability to receive contracts from the federal government.
The Oak Cliff apartment fixtures that witnessed the 1962-1963 fights between the assassin and his wife are on sale.
Cities across Texas boasted impressive personal income growth in 2011, government data shows.
U.S. Citizens are cautioned to avoid the four Mexican states bordering Texas just a week before President Obama is set to meet with incoming Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Startling images of the 140-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 west of Beaumont on Thanksgiving Day.
Pets separated from their owners by Superstorm Sandy got a lift from Southwest Airlines to a no-kill shelter in California.
27-year-old was suffocated after months of allegedly being raped, at her husband's urging, by members of the prayer group he founded in Georgetown.
Following a union strike, Irving-based Hostess Brands announced on Friday that it would liquidate its factories.
Preston Hughes III was executed Thursday night for the 1988 slayings of a 15-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy.
Ramon Hernandez, put to death for a 2001 slaying, was also linked to three other murders, prosecutors said.
A petition calling for the Obama administration to let Texas secede from the United States had more than 95,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.
Real talk from some prominent Republican women.