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.
Six burros and their handlers marched up Lavaca Street to the Capitol, a furry showing of opposition to TPWD’s feral burro-eradication program.
Other presidential hopefuls from Texas have gracefully exited the stage when their time was over.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the district court in San Antonio needs to go back to the drawing board and draft up a new set of redistricting maps.
An Australian scientist honored the singer by dubbing the “all time diva of flies” Scaptia beyonceae. Surprisingly, this isn’t the only insect named after a Texan.
In the latest issue of the New Yorker, Hendrik Hertzberg explains why Governor Perry’s idea to give the Supreme Court term limits is a good one.
NPR’s John Burnett traveled to Colonia Juarez, Mexico, to explore a side of Romney’s biography that he doesn’t stump about.
The drought threatening the state’s whooping crane population highlights the importance of current conservation efforts in Wisconsin.
Abilene police arrested a man who attacked a fourteen-week-old puppy.
More Americans are worried about tax fairness and “moral breakdown” than illegal immigration, a new national poll finds.
Columbia Packing Co., a meatpacking plant in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood, has been accused of dumping pig blood into Cedar Creek, which feeds into the Trinity River.
When refugees from Myanmar moved to the small city to work for Pilgrim’s Pride, residents practiced good Texas hospitality and made efforts to bridge the cross-cultural divide.
The imprisoned polygamist leader continues to spread his apocalyptic message, spending tens of thousands of dollars on large ads in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Tennessean.
Rove said that if State of the Union watchers drink every time President Obama said the phrase “middle class,” then “we’re going to have a lot of drunk people in America.” Was he right?
A new poll finds that only forty percent of Texans approve of the governor’s performance, and pundits continue examining the political effects of his failed campaign.
Rodrigo Hernandez, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Susan Verstegen, a 38-year-old single mother and Frito-Lay employee, is set to die.