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.

Pets Guide

My Pet Project

Our guide to everything you need to know about owning an animal in Houston.

05/21/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Laura Furr Mericas, Kaitlyn Miller, and Dianna Wray

All of the cuddles

How Our Pets Saved Us during the Pandemic

The Houstonia staff reflects on how our furry (and feathered) friends helped us through working from home.

05/20/2021 By Houstonia Staff

Glowing Review

Have You Been Inside the Kinder Yet?

The many dreamy design details of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the MFAH’s game-changing new space

04/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

Spring's Perfect Party: The We're Doing All Right Edition

Let's hand out some mask party favors at our socially distanced hootenanny to some of our dream guests.

03/31/2021 By Dianna Wray

Presidential Presence

The Bidens Will Be in Houston This Friday

The president plans to meet with local leaders to talk about the winter storm, the recovery, and how tough Houston is, of course.

02/23/2021 By Dianna Wray

Some good news

Houstonians Showed up for Each Other During the Winter Storm

A look at the ways Houstonians, both famous and unknown, have been there for each other during the historic winter storm.

02/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

Houston Helping Out

Want to Help? Here are Local Houston Charities You Can Donate to Right Now

In the aftermath of the record-breaking winter storm, many are looking for ways to help. Try these Bayou City nonprofits and charities.

02/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

Houston, we don't have a problem on Mars

In Case You Missed It: NASA Landed the Perseverance Rover on Mars Yesterday

While Houston has been dealing with continuing fallout from a historic winter storm, NASA toughed down on the red planet, and sent back the pics to prove it.

02/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

Such. A. Bad. Move.

Sen. Ted Cruz Went to Cancún Yesterday ... and Twitter Was Not Having It

Most politicians would probably opt to not jaunt to Mexico while their constituents have been living without power—but Cruz gonna Cruz.

02/18/2021 By Dianna Wray

The kind of story we need right now

The Power Was Out and Then the Food-A-Rama Angel Showed Up

A hunt for bottled water leads the Harris County Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Director to a glimpse of the best of Houston during the winter storm.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Is School still happening?

Post-Winter Storm School Closures

How Houston-area school districts and higher learning institutions are handling their schedules in the face of this winter storm and continuing power grid issues.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Safe to Drink

City of Houston Has Lifted the Boil Water Notice

Be sure to flush your systems before consuming water from your taps, though.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

The powers that be ... behind the power outages?

So What Is ERCOT Anyway?

An explanation of the state electricity council that nobody thought much about, until they didn't have power on Monday morning.

02/16/2021 By Dianna Wray

Winter Weather

A Drone's-eye View of a Snowbound Houston

Take a look at the Bayou City, frozen over by this winter storm.

02/15/2021 Photography by Anthony Rathbun and Daniel Kramer By Dianna Wray

Send us your pics!

Houston's Snow Day in Pictures

A roundup of photographic proof that Houston can indeed become a winter wonderland (or, you know, a frozen hell-scape.)

02/15/2021 By Dianna Wray

A Deeper Look

Searching for Shelley Duvall's Houston Snow Day

In a recent story, the famed and elusive Houston actress recalls snowy Bayou City memories.

02/12/2021 By Dianna Wray

Mask Up, Wash Up, Stay Apart

Here's What We Know about the New Covid-19 Variant Cases in Houston

The Houston Health Department has confirmed three new cases.

02/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

New year, new president

How Will the Biden Administration Impact the Bayou City?

Four things to know about what a new president will—and will not—mean for Houston.

01/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

No Surprises

How Houston-area U.S. Reps. Voted on Trump's Second Impeachment

In response of last week's Capitol Building riot, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

01/13/2021 By Dianna Wray

A sickening moment

Houston Reacts To Trump Supporters Invading the U.S. Capitol Building

Houston officials and local representatives react to the violence occurring in Washington D.C.

01/06/2021 By Dianna Wray