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.

Texas, Our Texas

The Battleship Texas, By the Numbers

As a historic ship faces an uncertain fate, a look at its history.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Breaking Down Houston's 2019 Mayoral Race

This year’s field is even more crowded than usual. As such, it can be hard to keep everyone straight and make an informed decision. Here are a few key things to know about the most eye-catching candidates.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Haunted Texas

An Evening of Revelations at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez

Some say the hotel was built atop the graves of victims from the Hurricane of 1900. Since then, there have been rumors of strange happenings.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Rain-pocalypse 2019

Tropical Depression Imelda: We're Not Out Of the Woods Yet

Stay inside, it's flooding out here.

09/19/2019 By Dianna Wray

Rain-pocalypse 2019

Update: Tropical Depression Imelda Is Still Hitting Southeast Texas Hard

Harris County is warning of possible flash floods as Tropical Storm Imelda heads our way.

09/17/2019 By Dianna Wray

About Last Night

6 Takeaways from the Democratic Presidential Debate Last Night in Houston

Politicking at Texas Southern University

09/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

Driving Change

Think Houston Roads Are Bad Now? Unless We Face Reality, They Could Get Way Worse.

Houston is finally getting serious about public transit. Or it better be.

08/26/2019 By Dianna Wray

News

ExxonMobil Baytown Plant Explosion Injures 37

A shelter-in-place order for the city was lifted around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

07/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Per Aspera Ad Astra

Remembering Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director

The legend who founded Mission Control and oversaw the moon landing has died at 95.

07/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Line Up

Will Houston Ever Get a Bullet Train to Dallas?

What’s a realistic timeline at this point? Nobody knows for sure.

07/22/2019 By Dianna Wray

Top Doctors

5 Incredible Medical Breakthroughs That Happened Right Here in Houston

At the Texas Medical Center, near-miracles happen every day.

07/22/2019 Edited by Dianna Wray

Top Doctors

At Baylor College of Medicine, a Cure for Blindness

Dr. Timothy Stout and his team are helping children see again.

07/22/2019 By Dianna Wray

Destination: Downtown

How Downtown Houston Went from Barren to Bustling

Decades of building new parks, sports arenas, bars and restaurants has transformed downtown into a place where Houstonians actually want to live, work and play.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The room where it happened

You Can Now Walk Around the Apollo Mission Control Room at Space Center Houston

Thanks to the town of Webster, a Kickstarter campaign, and help from many, many Houstonians, the room looks exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

The Drawl

4 Cocktails You Should Drink to Remember the Moon Landing

Bartenders across town have concocted a variety of NASA-centric offerings to help Houston celebrate that “one small step” right.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

And now for some really good news

Johnson Space Center Scientist Freed From Turkish Prison

After being incarcerated in Turkey for more than three years, Serkan Golge was abruptly released this week.

05/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Apollo 11, By the Numbers

The moon landing was one giant leap for Houston. (And, fine, all mankind.)

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Where Will the Giant Art Guys Head Next?

Shepherd Drive has changed a lot over the years, but some things have stayed the same: two 14-foot fiberglass statues of men in suits. As the dealership next to them moves, will they go with it?

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray