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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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Really Bad Decisions

Texas man who drove $1 million Bugatti into bay pleads guilty to 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 ...


Less Friendly Skies

American Airlines and US Airways pull flights from Orbitz after dispute

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 withdrew its flights from Orbitz and its subsidiary ...


Links We Love

Taco Bell bride, Emmy weirdness and more links we love right now

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 ...


Don't Eat That

Cocaine-stuffed tamales make for buzziest drug bust in Texas

By Claire St. Amant

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


Pucker Up

Austin tops most kissable cities in America according to silly new survey

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 ...


Links We Love

Back-to-school rap, gingham explosion and more links we love right now

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 ...


Ridiculous Rick

Rick Perry's wild ride through Iowa includes bizarre Bachelorette photo opp

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 ...


Drinking and Guns

Guns and booze? Proposal to allow alcohol sales at Texas gun shows causes confusion

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 ...


Links We Love

Cutest kid interview ever, millionaire rescues elderly shelter dog and more links we love

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

Unbelievable ping pong rally, Beyoncé Photoshop fun and more links we love

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 ...


Serious Accusations

Southwest Airlines' rogue repairs result in proposed $12 million fine from FAA

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

Notorious $60 million high school football stadium to get $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

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 ...


Links We Love

Best water balloon invention ever and more links we love right now

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

Monkey-puppy friendship, Simpsons World and more links we love right now

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

Epic mother-son wedding dance, fried chicken Oreos and more links we love right now

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 ...


Marital Mayhem

Texas actress gets 18 years in prison for attempting to poison President Obama

By Claire St. Amant

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


Landmark Win for UT

University of Texas at Austin wins landmark affirmative action case

By Claire St. Amant

On July 15, the long-awaited ruling in the controversial affirmative action case against the University of Texas at Austin was handed down, giving the Longhorns the right to consider race ...


Links We Love

Million-dollar kid metal band, World Cup highlights and more links we love

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 ...


Where the STEM Jobs Are

Texas 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 ...


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