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.

Houston's Darkest Hours

How the Sharpstown State Bank Brought Down Texas’s Top Politicians

It all started when Frank Sharp wanted to see some favorable banking bills pushed through the Texas legislature.

11/26/2018 By Dianna Wray

Midterms 2018

A Heartwarming Election Day Story

How three strangers in Houston came together to ensure that one of them could vote.

11/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Midterms 2018

What Do the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Houston?

The low-down on what happened last night.

11/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Midterms 2018

Judge Has Ordered Extended Voting Hours at Nine Harris County Polling Locations

Voting will continue until 8 p.m.

11/06/2018 By Dianna Wray

Midterms 2018

UPDATED: Scenes From Election Day 2018

Houstonians were out and about doing their civic duty.

11/06/2018 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Dianna Wray

Midterms 2018

The Houstonian's Guide to Last-Minute Election Day Details

What you need to know before you hit the polls on Tuesday.

11/05/2018 By Dianna Wray

Fire Fight

What You Need to Know About Proposition B

A primer on what Houston firefighter pay parity with police officers actually means.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Learn more about the first man on the moon from his relics at a Dallas auction this month.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Second Cruz-O'Rourke Debate Postponed

A weekend SCOTUS confirmation vote means Cruz can't come to Houston.

09/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

The Official Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Drinking Game

Win or lose, margs make everything better. (So does voting.)

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

The Houstonia Guide to the 2018 Midterm Elections

Will Texas turn blue this year? We don't know, but we'll definitely be watching.

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Vote!

Why You Should Vote on the Harris County Flood Bond Tomorrow

Remembering Harvey by voting for flood mitigation on August 25.

08/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Dianna Wray

Ice House

5 Reasons Why We're Not Bummed That Houston Isn't Getting a Hyperloop

Texas's first hyperloop line isn't stopping in the Bayou City, but we're fine with that.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

How Lead Belly Sang His Way out of the Hellhole on the Brazos

Famed bluesman Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter's song "Midnight Special" sheds light on the horrible conditions at the Imperial State Prison Farm in Sugar Land.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

News

Andrew Brunson Isn't the Only American Citizen Being Held in Turkey

The Trump administration has threatened sanctions over detainment of evangelical pastor, but not for Johnson Space Center scientist Serkan Golge.

08/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Toxic Sludge Report

The EPA Has Found High Dioxin Levels at the San Jacinto Waste Pits

The cancer-causing chemical is still being found in large quantities around the site.

07/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

SCOTUS Vacancy Gives Both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Some Angles to Work

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement has made the already interesting Texas Senate race even more so.

06/29/2018 By Dianna Wray