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.

Coronavirus Fallout

Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Delayed By COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas Central officials have laid off workers, pushed back the high-speed rail project's timeline due to coronavirus.

03/30/2020 By Dianna Wray

Coronavirus

The Breakdown On COVID-19 Stimulus Cash

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus stimulus checks and a few other ways officials are easing the pandemic's economic fallout for Houstonians.

03/26/2020 By Dianna Wray

COVID-19

Harris County Has Issued A "Stay Home" Order

The order will extend through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

03/24/2020 By Dianna Wray

Public Health

RodeoHouston Cancelled Over Coronavirus, While Houston, Harris County to Declare Emergency

Officials are ending the event early, and cancelling others due to COVID-19 concerns.

03/11/2020 By Dianna Wray

The Rundown

Here's What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about COVID-19.

03/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Features

Houston: The American Dream

The stories of 40 immigrants from around the world who made their way to Houston, thrived, and became the city's very heart and soul.

03/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Europe

Five European immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Jeff Balke, Timothy Malcolm, and Dianna Wray

Features

Houston: The American Dream

The stories of 40 immigrants from around the world who made their way to Houston, thrived, and became the city's very heart and soul.

03/02/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

Driving Change

A Tour of Northwest Mall (Before It Becomes a High-Speed Rail Station)

The site for the shuttered shopping center will transform into a terminal for 240 miles of track.

03/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

Fix Houston

How to Fix Public Transportation

Houston already has a lot of the bones in place for potentially a transformative change.

01/30/2020 By Dianna Wray

Fix Houston

How to Improve Sex Education in Houston Schools

What should be taught changes every couple of years, so parents should be up to date.

01/30/2020 By Dianna Wray

Shake Your Tail Feathers

Saving the Whooping Crane from Extinction, One Dance at a Time

One man, one very picky whooping crane named Tex, and their dance to save her species

01/30/2020 By Dianna Wray

Give him a listen

Mo Rocca Digs Up the Past With Mobituaries

The famed humorist and TV correspondent is signing books at the Julia Ideson Building Tuesday.

01/20/2020 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

How Did a Houston Med Student Fall for a Major Psychic Scam?

“They’re selling false hope.”

12/27/2019 By Dianna Wray

Happy in Houston

The Pursuit of Happiness: 60 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever

New decade, new you.

12/27/2019 Edited by Dianna Wray

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Turner Coasts to Victory in Houston's Mayoral Runoff

A subdued ending to an intense race ends with Buzbee leaving on a jet plane. Seriously.

12/16/2019 By Dianna Wray

Cool Yule Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 13-15

Seasonal faves, festive shows—there are tons of ways to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.

12/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Norie Guthrie Is Preserving Houston’s Folk Scene One Reel at a Time

Meet Rice University’s fascinating special collections librarian.

12/01/2019 By Dianna Wray

Thanksgiving Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Holiday lights, festive shows, and all kinds of perfectly good reasons to leave your house post-turkey.

11/28/2019 By Dianna Wray