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.

Some good news

Johnson Space Center Scientist, Detained for Years in Turkey, Is Back on U.S. Soil

Former NASA physicist Serkan Golge and his family have finally been allowed to leave Turkey.

07/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

Go with the flow

Float the San Marcos River

It doesn't get any easier than smooth sailing down the stream.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

H is for Hope

The 1980s Oil Bust Almost Broke Houston. Almost

Not even losing everything could break our city's pride.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

A season of challenges and grit

Scenes From the Pandemic

For many Houstonians, the new decade began with hope and excitement, until COVID-19 hit.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray Photography by Daniel Kramer

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: The Houston Heroes Edition

This month we're celebrating the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

A Houston Story

That Time A Would-Be Cattle Baron Lost Everything

A century ago, our editor's great grandfather went to bed a rich man, and woke up having to start over again.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

The furriest coworker

Your Dog Will Miss You When You Go Back to Work

We talked to local dog behavior specialists about how to identify, prevent, and treat your pet’s separation-related distress.

06/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray

A Sticky Situation

Former Blue Bell CEO Charged with Conspiracy for 2015 Listeria Outbreak

Paul Kruse, who retired in 2017, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

05/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Light in the darkness

How the Houston Community Has United During the Coronavirus Crisis

When the chips are down, Houstonians stand together.

05/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Pandemic fallout

Oil Price Falls Below Zero for the First Time. Ever.

We talk with a local expert to get some insight on what this could mean for Houston, the energy capital of the world.

04/20/2020 By Dianna Wray

Connections

A Houston-trained Doctor's Advice from a COVID-19 Hotspot in Italy

An immunologist describes the epidemic he has been facing in Milan.

04/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

H-Town Inspo

5 Ways Houston Neighborhoods Are Vastly Improving Our Mood Right Now

Chalk art, bear hunts, and words of encouragement beam in Houston.

04/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Features

The 2020 Guide to Houston Neighborhoods

One thing's for sure: The city's real estate isn’t getting any cheaper. We break it down with our annual analysis of area 'hoods.

04/01/2020 By Dianna Wray and Laura Furr Mericas

Price Check

4 Things To Know About the 2020 Housing Market in Houston

We asked experts the questions in the backs of everyone's minds.

04/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Features

The 2020 Guide to Houston Neighborhoods

One thing's for sure: The city's real estate isn’t getting any cheaper. We break it down with our annual analysis of area 'hoods.

04/01/2020 By Dianna Wray and Laura Furr Mericas

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