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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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To the Exomoon and Back

Texas physicists discover a new way to search for life in outer space

By Claire St. Amant

Although the concept of colonizing the Earth's moon has fallen out of fashion, the search for life beyond our planet is still very much in vogue. Scientists with the ...


Roadtrip Games

Think you know Texas? Test your state knowledge with pop quiz on new free app

By Claire St. Amant

When you're headed back into town this holiday weekend, chances are you will find yourself with some time to kill. And the good folks at the U.S. Census ...


Links We Love

Tiny pig prances, Aaron Paul's bad days before Breaking Bad, Baylor's spiffy new stadium

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 ...


Cheesy Ads 101

Johnny Manziel and Troy Aikman face off in a new commercial war: Let the best QB . . . er, actor . . . win

By Claire St. Amant

When the NFL season starts, everyone from the players to the commentators puts in overtime. But in the offseason, however, they are free to pursue other interests. If you believe ...


Unusual Lawsuits

Day care owner who cruelly duct tapes kids offers an unbelievable defense in the nap-time furor

By Claire St. Amant

A North Texas family is suing a child care provider for allegedly duct taping their toddler son during naptime. The lawsuit against Heart 2 Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park ...


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Corporations, they're just like us! After bad breakup, American Airlines and Orbitz kiss and make up

By Claire St. Amant

Just three days after a very public breakup, American Airlines has restored its relationship with travel website Orbitz. The Fort Worth-based airline withdrew its flights from Orbitz and its subsidiary ...


Links We Love

Fabulous Taco Bell bride, weirdest moments at the Emmys and VMAs

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 ...


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 ...


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