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Claire St. Amant

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Named one of Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 in the newspaper industry, Claire St. Amant has written for the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and D Magazine. She has earned many writing accolades, including a Stephen Philbin Award for online legal reporting. St. Amant got her start as a reporter at People Newspapers, where she covered everything from cops and courts to education and real estate before being promoted to assistant managing editor.

A graduate of Baylor University and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, St. Amant is a native Texan who has also lived in South America and Eastern Europe. She credits surviving the Ukrainian winter to “This American Life” podcasts and Smart Wool socks.

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Less Friendly Skies

Fare enough: Texas-based airline and Orbitz part ways on search for cheap tickets

By Claire St. Amant

Passengers looking to compare airfare prices through Orbitz will no longer see American Airlines flights among the options. The Fort Worth-based airline has withdrawn its flights from Orbitz and its ...

Really Bad Decisions

The pelican grief: 5 years later, man who drove $1 million Bugatti into bay admits fraud

By Claire St. Amant

Five years after faking a freak "pelican accident," an East Texas man has pleaded guilty to fraud for his role in a watery car crash that totaled his $1 million ...

Contraband Tamales

Most unusual drug bust ever? Man's ingenious smuggling plan exposed at Houston airport

By Claire St. Amant

A man traveling from Houston to New York on Aug. 20 aroused suspicion when he failed to disclose he was carrying 200 tamales in his luggage. While there's nothing ...

Pucker Up

Texas dominates Most Kissable Cities list, but Houston is cruelly survey blocked

By Claire St. Amant

If you're looking to better your chances for love, experts say working on your smile is a good place to start. According to one survey, men and women sizing ...

Ridiculous Rick

Rick Perry's wild Iowa tour includes bizarre corn dog and Bachelorette encounters

By Claire St. Amant

The rest of the country may be in the midst of the dog days of summer, but outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry is keeping busy. Fresh off announcing his very ...

Shot Down?

Complete TABC fail: Even gun-rights fanatics don't want alcohol at gun shows

By Claire St. Amant

In an unexpected move, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Committee is considering allowing booze at gun shows for the first time. The news has been met by confusion from some gun-rights ...

Bizarre Faked Home Invasion

Bizarre faked home invasion plot exposed by Houston police: "Victim" now charged with husband's murder

By Claire St. Amant

The 2012 murder of Jaime Melgar is one step closer to being solved. Police arrested his wife, Sandra Melgar, on July 29. She is accused of staging a home invasion ...

Links We Love

Shelter dog goes from pound to palace, cutest kid interview ever and more Arrested Development

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...

Scary Skies?

Scary skies? Southwest Airlines finds itself in deep trouble for shoddy repair work, faces $12 million penalty

By Claire St. Amant

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for what it deems improper repairs on 44 jetliners. It is reportedly the second-largest fine in FAA ...

Silly Money

Oops! Notorious $60 million high school football stadium to get a $2 million repair

By Claire St. Amant

Allen ISD board members are prepared to spend up to $2 million to repair the notorious $60 million high school football stadium in North Texas, which shuttered in May due ...

Go-Kart Track Death

Questions linger in tragic go-kart track crash that left a 14-year-old Texas girl dead as family grieves

By Claire St. Amant

A 14-year-old Flower Mound girl killed in a single-person go-kart crash outside Texas Motor Speedway was laid to rest in a private memorial service on Saturday. Kierstin Eaddy was an ...

Where the Jobs Are

Houston is the land of opportunity for science, technology and math nerds

By Claire St. Amant

Math and science nerds may not have been the most popular in high school, but their passions are paying off. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ...

Links We Love

Fried chicken oreos? It's a hoax! But best wedding dance ever and high-flying goat are real

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...

Corpse Confusion

Corpse confusion: Texas funeral home stiffs landlord and leaves dead bodies behind

By Claire St. Amant

Fort Worth police were called to the vacant Johnson Family Mortuary earlier this week after several unattended bodies were found in the building. Sergeant Raymond Bush says the department is ...

Marital Mayhem

Walking Dead actress is headed to prison for attempt to poison President Obama

By Claire St. Amant

The bizarre case involving a Texas actress, three ricin-laced letters and President Obama has come to an end. Shannon Guess Richardson, a 35-year-old woman from New Boston, Texas, near Texarkana ...

Landmark Win for UT

Court upholds University of Texas race-based admissions policy, but issue isn't over

By Claire St. Amant

In a case that has bounced around the court system for six years — from the U.S. Supreme Court and back — a federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the ...

Links We Love

Cancer-preventing farts, bizarre World Cup moments, Weird Al's "Happy" parody

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...

Up In The Air

A new top ranked U.S. airline emerges in something of an upset, while United Airlines is shut out

By Claire St. Amant

Fresh off a hotly contested expansion to Dallas Love Field Airport, Virgin America has been named the top domestic airline for the seventh year in a row. The distinction comes ...

Texas Rules

One Houston suburb lands on list of 40 Most Improved Cities in America

By Claire St. Amant

It's been five years since the Great Recession officially ended, and Texas appears stronger than ever. According to a new analysis by, eight of the top 10 ...

Social Media Divorce

Facebook is a marriage killer: New Texas study shows just how destructive the social media site can be

By Claire St. Amant

Facebook is no stranger to bad press. And it turns out that even when our social media overlords aren't manipulating our moods, our relationships could be affected by all ...

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