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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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Parents Behaving Badly

Drunk Texas mom forces wet kids to ride on top of her precious car, severe injuries result from driving falls

By Claire St. Amant

A Dallas area mother is behind bars after an unbelievably reckless trip home from the community pool landed half a dozen children in the hospital. All to allegedly avoid getting ...


Making The Grade

Small business owners love Houston, but men more optimistic about economy than women

By Claire St. Amant

According to a new survey, Houston is the top city in Texas for small business and No. 3 in the nation. Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently ...


Step Into The Danger Zone

Dangerous state: Texas ranks near bottom of list of safe places to live, according to national study

By Claire St. Amant

Texans have no shortage of state pride, but a new survey has knocked down the Lone Star State a peg. According to the number crunchers at Wallet Hub, Texas is ...


Links We Love

College for free, Game of Thrones name game, why Americans call soccer "soccer"

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 ...


Texas Traveler

Texas' own Grand Canyon finally gets national recognition: The best state park you've never heard of?

By Claire St. Amant

For most Houston residents, summer vacation means escaping the Texas heat by any means necessary. But there are actually places in the Lone Star State where enduring high temperatures is ...


Out-of-Shape Accusations

Houston flunks national fitness test, but we're not the least fit big city in Texas

By Claire St. Amant, Ellen Goodacre

Don't be fooled by the throngs of people running at Hermann Park or biking along Buffalo Bayou. According to the experts, Houston gets a failing grade for fitness. Out ...


Outgoing Governor Gaffes

Oops, he did it again! Texas Gov. Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in California this week, and his visit is already making headlines, though probably not for the reason he'd like. In an interview with the ...


Links We Love

Soccer super dog, hilarious airport music video, Crazy Eyes cleans up

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 ...


Glutton For Punishment

Rick Perry sounds like he's running for something in speech to Texas GOP Convention

By Claire St. Amant

The Republican State Convention kicked off Thursday in Fort Worth with a speech from outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but he didn't sound like a career politician heading into ...


Texas Rules!

Find your Fortune in Houston: Half of all Texas companies on list call Bayou City home

By Claire St. Amant

According to Fortune magazine, Texas is home to the fastest-growing Fortune 500 companies in America. The 2014 annual revenue rankings also noted that Texas is the only state that lays ...


Fine Print Flights

Bargain hunter alert: Southwest offers fares as low as $49 — but read the fine print

By Claire St. Amant

Fresh off a fine for false advertising, Southwest Airlines is debuting a new ad campaign promising $49 one-way flights. This time, though, there looks to be enough fine print to ...


Cowboy Crime

Texas Rangers to the rescue: $1 million worth of stolen cowboy boots recovered in made-for-TV find

By Claire St. Amant

It might sound like the plot of a Walker, Texas Ranger episode, but the news of a $1 million cowboy boot bust is very real. Carrollton police detectives were first ...


Hometown Shame

A not-so fabulous snub: Houston denied spot in Top Gay Friendly City rankings due to equal rights issues

By Claire St. Amant, Clifford Pugh

Two Texas cites have been ranked among the most LGBT-friendly places in America in a new survey — but Houston isn't one of them. Despite electing the first openly lesbian ...


The Not-So-Friendly Skies

Those $59 fares were too good to be true: Southwest Airlines fined for false advertising

By Claire St. Amant

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $200,000 fine against Southwest Airlines for violating federal rules on truthful advertising. Because it is a repeat offender, Southwest was fined ...


Links We Love

Best Texas treehouse, panda nanny needed, Michael Jackson reincarnated

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 ...


Ranking It

New neighbors everywhere: Houston the second fastest-growing city in America

By Claire St. Amant

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is tops for population growth. Seven of the 10 fastest-growing cities in America are in the Lone Star ...


Shut Down

Total embarrassment: Infamous $60 million high school football stadium too dangerous to play in

By Claire St. Amant

The state champion Allen Eagles will have an added challenge this season: No home games. Citing "significant structural problems," the suburban Dallas area district announced in a statement Tuesday that ...


Links We Love

Hero cat who fought a dog to save a boy gets vindicated by new video: Internet hoax talk squashed

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 ...


Homestate Glory

A true dynasty: Texas ranked No. 1 in business for the 10th straight year — to Rick Perry's delight

By Claire St. Amant

For the 10th straight year, Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive magazine. More than 500 American CEOs weighed in on the annual survey, grading ...


Links We Love

Solange and Jay Z's elevator fight slows down Internet, Texas Ranger makes crazy catch against Astros

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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