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Articles by Hannah Smothers
Jun 4, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Park rangers in Eisenhower State Park discovered something odd and awe-inspriring in the wake of recent flooding.
May 22, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
When torrential storms brought raging flood waters to their ranch in Eastland, the Barrett family took to the muddy waters to rescue their prized horses.
May 21, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee sent a bill that would severely tighten restrictions on receiving a confidential abortion as a minor to the Senate floor.
Apr 28, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
“It’s not about french fries, it’s about freedom,” ag commissioner Sid Miller said.
Apr 28, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Reaction to the Texas State student’s performance art project ranged from supportive to critical.
Apr 27, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
In the midst of a storm that brought heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of Central Texas, a herd of cattle was swept away from their pasture.
Apr 22, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
A Houston-area high school chose to drop a policy that would have required all female prom guests to submit photos of their dresses for “pre-approval.”
Apr 17, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
A Facebook post documenting a Texas student’s dress code violation went viral earlier this month, but the school hasn’t and probably won’t change its policy.
Apr 16, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Following a string of complaints about alleged harassment, assault, and rape, a transgender inmate in Texas was moved to a special “safekeeping” unit in what LGBT activists consider a significant victory.
Apr 7, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
In 2011 the Texas Legislature turned down federal money in order to exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds. Four years later a new report shows what happens when a state takes over the Women’s Health Program.
Apr 2, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
When Cindy Peterson and a handful of other women came forward with complaints about hair loss related to a luxury product line, an attorney from Dallas came to their aid.
Mar 27, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
The World Animal Awareness Society is using camera-equipped drones to film a pilot episode of a stray-dog-related television show in Houston.
Mar 20, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
“Are you Meerkatting or can we speak IRL?”
Mar 16, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Listeria bacteria was found in products created on a single production line at Blue Bell Creameries, in Brenham, prompting the first recall in the company’s 108-year history.
Mar 12, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
A miniature controversy erupted Wednesday at the state capitol, when a Republican lawmaker covered the name plaque outside his office with a paper sign labeling him as a “Former Fetus.”
Mar 10, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Rick Miller, a Republican from Sugar Land, introduced legislation that would reverse local non-discrimination ordinances—like the one in Houston, where his openly gay son works as an attorney.
Feb 27, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Austinite Rebecca Gray has big plans to open the first cafe in the state where humans and felines can peacefully coexist.
Feb 21, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
What started as a small wedding ceremony outside a Travis County office resulted in a political storm that left the couple, and the rest of the state, confused.
Feb 6, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Austin Wallis posted a video to YouTube this week that details his difficult experience of being gay in a private, Lutheran school in Houston.
Feb 3, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
A black, transgender woman was murdered in Tyler, which her friends say was a hate crime—but the murder won’t be investigated that way.
Feb 2, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Check your bag for liquids and heavy artillery next time you fly through a Texas airport.
Jan 29, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth—and even Arlington—are exceeding the capital city in a number of ways.
Jan 21, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
As tuition prices climb and student debt rates increase, UT-Austin students look for, ahem, financial aid on an online dating site with a weird twist.
Jan 13, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
The Population Institute’s annual report card has been posted, and Texas failed in a big way.
Jan 6, 2015 — By Hannah Smothers
A seventeen-year-old posted a photo online that was powerful enough to get him arrested for making terrorist threats at a time when police departments are taking messages on social media more seriously than ever.