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

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

Top Neighborhoods

Houston's Best Places to Live 2018

Your guide to Houston's 10 hottest neighborhoods right now, plus expert advice on the right way to go about buying a home in this brave, new, post-Harvey world.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Top Neighborhoods 2018

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Houston in 2018

Seven excellent places to buy, three great locations to rent

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Top Neighborhoods 2018

What Does Houston's Real Estate Landscape Look Like After Harvey?

Just like the city, it's recovering.

02/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Get to Know the Best Cowboy You Won't See at the Rodeo This Year

Injury after injury has befallen world champion steer wrestler Luke Branquinho lately.

02/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

There's a Surge of LGBTQ Candidates Running in the 2018 Primaries

16 LGBTQ Houstonians will be on the ballot on March 6.

02/21/2018 By Josh Watkins and Dianna Wray

Exasperating but True

Johnson Space Center Scientist Sentenced to Seven Years in Turkish Prison

NASA scientist Serkan Golge has been in a Turkish jail for more than a year on accusations he was involved in a failed coup in July 2016.

02/09/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Beto O'Rourke Is Doing Well, But Don't Count Ted Cruz Out

Can a Texas Democrat unseat one of the state's most gifted GOP politicians? Probably not.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Houstonian Woman

The 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston Was Supposed to Change the World. What Went Wrong?

Today, Gloria Steinem calls it “the most important event that nobody knows about.” Why?

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

What If the Solution to Houston's Flooding Problems Was Really, Really Old?

A UH civil engineering professor looks to the past for post-Harvey flood mitigation.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Elon Musk's Latest Project Could Come to Houston

A "hyperloop" connecting Houston to other Texas cities sounds crazy, but it might be in our future.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray