Dianna, a fourth-generation Houstonian and nationally award-winning journalist, is almost always interested if there’s a good story involved, a sensibility that has landed her on shrimping boats on the Gulf Coast, oil derricks in South Texas, stalking famous elderly almost-astronauts in Florida and occasionally—whenever possible—riding horses while on assignment. Dianna is a former staff writer for the Houston Press. When she’s not devouring good books or walking her dogs, she’s probably doing that yoga thing or enjoying some red wine.

Ice House

5 Reasons Why We're Not Bummed That Houston Isn't Getting a Hyperloop

Texas's first hyperloop line isn't stopping in the Bayou City, but we're fine with that.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

How Lead Belly Sang His Way out of the Hellhole on the Brazos

Famed bluesman Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter's song "Midnight Special" sheds light on the horrible conditions at the Imperial State Prison Farm in Sugar Land.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

News

Andrew Brunson Isn't the Only American Citizen Being Held in Turkey

The Trump administration has threatened sanctions over detainment of evangelical pastor, but not for Johnson Space Center scientist Serkan Golge.

08/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Toxic Sludge Report

The EPA Has Found High Dioxin Levels at the San Jacinto Waste Pits

The cancer-causing chemical is still being found in large quantities around the site.

07/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

SCOTUS Vacancy Gives Both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Some Angles to Work

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement has made the already interesting Texas Senate race even more so.

06/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

Pets in the City

The Strange Joys of Living With Dogs in the Bayou City

Cities can be lonely places, but it’s hard to feel truly alone when you’re striding through Houston with your dogs.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Getting to Know Houston's Asiatown of Today

Before 1983, the Asiatown we know and love didn't exist.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

News

The Future of the Johnson Space Center Is Up in the Air

Long the home for manned spaceflight in the U.S., Houston’s Johnson Space Center is struggling to maintain its position in a new era. Meet the team advocating for its future—and Space City’s—in Washington, D.C.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Closed, But Never Forgotten: AstroWorld Turns 50

As we reflect on AstroWorld's past, we wonder: Will Houston ever have another amusement park like it again?

05/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Drawl

5 Camping Don'ts: Or, Do Know Where the Nearest Hotel Is

What not to do the next time someone convinces you to go camping.

05/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

Locomotion

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Company Strikes a Deal With Amtrak

Texas Central passengers will have access to national Amtrak routes.

05/04/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

This UH Research Center Is Revolutionizing Archaeology

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping has been finding places we didn't even know existed.

04/24/2018 By Dianna Wray

Remarkable things

Bill Murray and Friends Slayed At Jones Hall

The New Worlds tour has to be seen to be believed. You also just really need to see it.

04/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

How a Houstonian and Her Kid Beat Almost Everyone to Hamilton

Carmen Abrego and her son weren't about to miss their shot.

03/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Susan Chadwick Is Trying to Save Buffalo Bayou

The activist fought to protect the last natural stretch of Buffalo Bayou, and won. Sort of.

03/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Races to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries

Election Day is upon us.

03/05/2018 By Dianna Wray

Opening Night

Garth Brooks Owns the Stage, Kicking Off RodeoHouston Right

The country legend was everything we expected and more.

02/28/2018 By Dianna Wray