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A native of Houston and a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Sonia Smith cut her teeth reporting on crime on the bayou for the Baton Rouge Advocate. She has also written for Slate, The New York Times Magazine, Roads & Kingdoms, and the Kyiv Post, and was a finalist for the 2008 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for her reporting on sexual abuse at the Louisiana School for the Deaf. Her profile of leading climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe was included in the anthology The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017.

December 5, 2011

The Weekend’s Best Investigative Reporting

From squatters in Tarrant County to the far-reaching influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council, we’ve rounded up (and broken down) some of the best enterprise stories from around the state.