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 lemur named Keanu attacked a postal worker named Marla Reeves as she drove her rural route outside of Grapeland.
This time to a black correspondent from the BBC, in an interview about the use of race in college admissions. He’d said similar things at a student forum in 1997.
An exclusive peek at the trailer for The Last 40 Miles, an animation about heading to the death chamber.
The new dump for low-level radioactive waste in west Texas will help relieve an overburdened site in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Only $750 million per person. Five things to know about the Golden Spike Company’s hopes and plans.
And it wouldn’t be the first Islamophobic pig incident for the Houston exurbs either.
The former advisor to Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich penned an op-ed in US News & World Reports urging the party not to abandon its values in a rush towards the center after the election.
The former president weighed in on the coming debate over comprehensive immigration reform yesterday at the Dallas Fed.
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Armey, who has led FreedomWorks, one of the most influential tea party groups, since 2004, resigned Monday in an email.
Cruz’s Thursday speech on “Opportunity Conservatism” gave political journalists yet another, er, opportunity to speculate about his longterm political plans.
The stamps with Lady Bird Johnson’s official White House portrait were unveiled Friday at her wildflower center in Austin.
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.