Sonia Smith

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.


The Minds Behind the @PaulRyanGosling Twitter Account

The satirical Twitter feed is run by five women, two of whom live in Texas.

Greg Abbott Issues Stern Warning to International Election Observers

The Texas Attorney General on Tuesday sent a strongly-worded letter to the OSCE, an international organization that has observed U.S. elections for the last decade.

Watch an Incredible Time-Lapse Video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Watch a stunning time-lapse video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final voyage through the streets of Los Angeles.

Rick Perry Stumps for Mitt Romney in Colorado, Nevada

The Texas governor swung through two swing states on Sunday and Monday to stump for his former rival in the waning days of the presidential campaign.

Dallas Man Says Bigfoot Threw a Rock at Him

A man camping in Shelby County thinks he saw the hairy monster in the Piney Woods. 

R.I.P. Big Tex

Big Tex went up in flames Friday.

Reddit Troll (Sort of) Apologizes on CNN

Arlington resident Michael Brutsch, who was unmasked as Reddit’s biggest troll late last week, took to CNN Thursday to issue a half-hearted apology.

Ted Cruz Profiled in ‘Mother Jones’

A new profile in Mother Jones describes how Ted Cruz’s conservative beliefs were forged in a Houston after-school program.

Tubby Texans Find Love in Carrollton and Spring, Dating Site Says

Chubby? Single? Maybe you should try moving to Carrollton or Spring, as these suburbs of Dallas and Houston landed on a dating site’s list of the “Top 10 Cities for Big & Beautiful Boomers.”

Baby Jessica: 25 Years Later

Twenty five years ago this Tuesday, rescuers hoisted Baby Jessica out of the Midland water well where she had been trapped for more than two days.

Don’t Eat the Birds that Fly into Your Window

A Pflugerville man learns you that if it dies on your property it isn’t free to eat. 

Ten Photos from ACL Fest 2012

Ten photos from the 11th Annual Austin City Limits Festival.

Texan Computer Programmer Outed as Notorious Reddit Troll

Gawker’s Adrian Chen reveals that the self-described “creepy uncle of Reddit” is 49-year-old Arlington resident Michael Brutsch.

Yet Another Celebrity Involved in a Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Bust

Nelly’s bodyguard was arrested after he admitted the ten pounds of weed and 36 baggies of marijuana on the bus belonged to him.