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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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Banned Books

Highland Park Lit Fest headliner among authors yanked from high school's reading list

By Claire St. Amant

English classes at Highland Park ISD look a bit different than expected this fall after parents successfully lobbied to have seven books temporarily removed from the high school's approved ...


Black Widow Goes On Trial

Keller black widow Michele Williams goes on trial for her husband's murder

By Claire St. Amant

Jury selection is now underway in the murder trial of the so-called Keller black widow Michele Williams. The 45-year-old mother of four is accused of killing her third husband, Greg ...


Links We Love

Taylor Swift lip dub, Jimmy Fallon turns 40 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 ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Banh Shop logo debacle and NFL boycott 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 ...


Crime Alert

SMU student reports sexual assault in campus dorm

By Claire St. Amant

An SMU student has reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male student on September 17. The incident occurred around 1 am in a room at the Crum Residence ...


Doing the Most Good

North Texas Giving Day raises record $26.3 million for area nonprofits

By Claire St. Amant

When the sun set on North Texas Giving Day, Dallas-area nonprofits were $26.3 million richer — a new national record for the day-long charity event. Held this year on September ...


Park Cities Crime

Man who raped SMU student arrested for second college-area sexual assault

By Claire St. Amant

University Park police report that a man has admitted to raping an SMU student on September 7. Torey Jamal Harris, 23, allegedly confessed to the crime while in custody for ...


TEDxSMU Lineup Revealed

TEDxSMU 2014 speakers include rock 'n' roll insiders, superbug scientists and flamenco dancers

By Claire St. Amant

Big idea conference TEDxSMU has announced its 2014 speaker lineup. The selection of scholars, performers and musicians will offer their take on the theme "Strangely Familiar" on November 1 at ...


Unbelievable Crimes

North Texas woman admits to killing husband and burying him in front yard

By Claire St. Amant

It's been more than four years since Ervin "Shorty" Robinson disappeared without a trace from his Tarrant County home. His wife, Neola Robinson, initially told police that her husband ...


Doing Good

Dallas libraries look to North Texas Giving Day for budget boost

By Claire St. Amant

North Texas Giving Day kicks off September 18 with the goal of surpassing its record of 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million. With more than 1,500 nonprofits to ...


Links We Love

Puppy plays with iPad, Surge is back 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 ...


Case Goes Cold

Agency suspends fruitless search for missing Dallas-area woman Christina Morris

By Claire St. Amant

After nearly a week without results, Texas Equusearch has suspended its search for Christina Morris, a 23-year-old Dallas-area woman who went missing August 30. The independent search and recovery team ...


Violent Crime Alert

Police release sketch of man suspected of raping SMU student

By Claire St. Amant

University Park Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of aggravated sexual assault. An SMU student reported being raped at knifepoint at 11:15 ...


Zipcar To The Rescue

New car-sharing program readies for downtown Dallas launch

By Claire St. Amant

A new car-sharing service is rolling into Dallas this month, and unlike its cousins Uber and Lyft, Zipcar is doing so with nary a controversy in tow. Zipcar, which rents ...


Links We Love

Sesame Street reads tweets with Jimmy Fallon 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 ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Underdog restaurants and Jerry Jones lawsuit 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 ...


Bad Guys Get Busted

Dallas thieves rely on old-fashioned tricks for modern-day bank fraud scheme

By Claire St. Amant

Federal authorities have charged 16 people in an elaborate bank fraud conspiracy in Dallas. The massive, 76-count indictment alleges the defendants stole more than $1.3 million through aggravated identity ...


Search Efforts Continue

Drones assist in search for missing Dallas-area woman Christina Morris

By Claire St. Amant

For the first time, a drone aided in the efforts to find missing woman Christina Morris, who disappeared from the Shops at Legacy in Plano on August 30. After failing ...


Legal Wrangling

Jerry Jones' attorney says sexual assault claims amount to extortion

By Claire St. Amant

Attorneys for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are firing back against what they say is a frivolous lawsuit that amounts to extortion. Jana Weckerly, a 27-year-old Oklahoma woman, filed ...


UTA Milestone

University of Texas at Arlington breaks enrollment records

By Claire St. Amant

The University of Texas at Arlington is bigger than ever, with fall enrollment reaching an all-time high of nearly 35,000. That's about a 5 percent increase from last ...


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