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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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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 Nerdwallet.com, 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 ...


Red, white and Texas

America's true heartbeat: Texas is declared the most patriotic state in the U.S.

By Claire St. Amant

Nearly every city in America is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet this weekend, but a recent survey reveals Texas towns are patriotic year-round. According to Mylife.com, Texas is home ...


Links We Love

Johnny Manziel parties with Justin Bieber; Supreme Court justice dissent makes beautiful music

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 ...


Landmark Ruling

Male Supreme Court justices sledgehammer women's rights with confounding Hobby Lobby decision

By Claire St. Amant

In a narrow decision, the Supreme Court ruled that some businesses do not have to provide contraception coverage if they are religiously opposed to the practice. The 5-4 decision in ...


Nobody's Role Model

LookADouche dating expert who claims "dateable" girls shut up arrested in a vomit-filled car

By Claire St. Amant

So-called dating expert Justin Lookadoo has been arrested for public intoxication in Indiana. As you may recall, Lookadoo made national headlines last fall when he gave demeaning dating advice to ...


Needless Tragedy

Needless tragedy: 12-year-old girl dies after drunk Texas mom makes her ride on car trunk for absurd reason

By Claire St. Amant

The 12-year-old girl who fell from a moving car — after an allegedly drunk mom had her ride on the top of the vehicle because of a wet bathing suit — has ...


Bullet Train Speeds Up

Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes? Plans for 205-MPH bullet train speed up

By Claire St. Amant

The proposed high-speed train project between Houston and Dallas is about to cross into new territory. The much-discussed transportation option is finally headed for a major review, federal officials announced ...


Links We Love

Stupid American tricks: Dentist flies to wrong country; student trapped in vagina sculpture

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 ...


Links We Love

Kelly Clarkson's baby fever just won't stop while Taylor Swift may be the nicest celebrity in history

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 ...


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 ...


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