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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 ...


Unusual Lawsuits

Outraged parents sue North Texas day care for duct taping toddler during naptime

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 ...


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 ...


Shots Fired

Dallas police fatally shoot armed kidnapping suspect

By Claire St. Amant

A Dallas police officer shot and killed an armed man suspected of aggravated kidnapping around 11 am on August 25. Steven Douglas, 29, died at the scene after leading officers ...


Contraband Tamales

Cocaine-smuggling plan gets thwarted in unusual Texas airport drug bust

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

Texas boasts 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 ...


To the Exomoon and Back

Texas physicists take giant leap in search for exomoons

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 ...


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 ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

State Fair fried foods and new NorthPark store top 5 most popular stories this week

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Deadly Trend

Dallas police defend use of deadly force after fourth August shooting

By Claire St. Amant

For the second time this month, Dallas police officers have been involved in back-to-back shootings with suspects. Three of the incidents have been deadly; victims in the fourth altercation are ...


Photographic Evidence

UT Arlington joins prestigious national institutions in protecting history

By Claire St. Amant

While the Dallas Museum of Art works to digitize its entire collection, the University of Texas at Arlington is using technology to preserve history in another way. UTA recently broke ...


Doing Good

Former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin partners with Dallas Mavericks for major fundraiser

By Claire St. Amant

A standout on the Baylor basketball team, Isaiah Austin was considered a first-round NBA prospect when he received a life-changing diagnosis. Austin suffers from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Dallas restaurant buzz and celebrity love notes top 5 most popular stories this week

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: Another week has come and gone, and there's a lot we all probably missed. But we're looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Suburban Success

Family-friendly Dallas suburb deemed nation's No. 2 city for working parents

By Claire St. Amant

Working parents have a lot on their plates, but a new survey shows those living in Plano are better off than most. According to Nerdwallet.com, the Dallas suburb is ...


Hands Up, Don't Shoot

Peaceful protestors gather in Dallas for National Moment of Silence to remember Michael Brown

By Claire St. Amant

Public outrage over the use of deadly force against a Missouri teenager has reached the streets of Dallas. A peaceful gathering of about 60 people convened on the Trinity Continental ...


Legal Drama

Family speaks out about suing Birchman Baptist Church over father's $100,000 estate

By Claire St. Amant

Those who knew Sean Rafferty are speaking out against what they call a Fort Worth church’s attempt to profit from his death. Rafferty died from an apparent suicide on ...


Killer Police Work

Denton police make cross-country arrest in unsolved murder from 1983

By Claire St. Amant

Denton police took a step toward solving a 31-year-old murder case this week. They arrested Robert Otteson for the 1983 murder of Francisco Narvaez. Otteson, 53, has been living in ...


Vacation Calling

Virgin America adds more daily nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field airport

By Claire St. Amant

Virgin America is making the most out of its new gates at Dallas Love Field. On August 14, the California-based airline announced plans to add three new daily flights from ...


The Future Is Now

Dallas becomes second market for AT&T's speedy fiber Internet service GigaPower

By Claire St. Amant

Park Cities residents clamoring for faster downloads now have a new Internet service option. U-Verse with AT&T GigaPower officially launched in Dallas-Fort Worth on August 14, making it just ...


Unbelievable Crimes

Frisco police say 16-year-old admitted to killing his parents

By Claire St. Amant

Frisco police have released new information about the murders of husband and wife Ryan and Maria Elena Callens. Around 2 am on August 11, police responded to a 911 call ...


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