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.

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

Get Lit

Susan Choi's Trust Exercise Wins the National Book Award

A Houston-set novel has finally won big.

11/22/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Astroworld edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 8-10

Astroworld is happening. And the Galleria tree lighting is gonna be lit. Literally. Sort of.

11/08/2019 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Get Ready to Vote Again Next Month

Houston's mayoral elections are heading for a runoff.

11/06/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ski Resort Guide

How to Ski the Snowbasin Resort in Utah

A beginner takes on the mountain outside Salt Lake City.

10/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ski Resort Guide

Where to Find Winter: 4 Incredible Skiing Trips

For Houstonians craving a glimpse of that mysterious thing called snow.

10/28/2019 By Dianna Wray, Mai Pham, and Bill Wiatrak

Spacing Out

Who Will Build the First Commercial Space Station?

If everything goes according to plan, Houston-based Axiom Space may start sending people to space starting in 2021.

10/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

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