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

MacKenzie Scott Gives Big to Houston

Both the Greater Houston YMCA and Prairie View A&M have received funds from the philanthropist's donation of more than $4 billion to orgs across the country.

12/16/2020 By Dianna Wray

Top Lawyers 2020

The Life and Trials of Richard "Racehorse" Haynes

How Houston produced one of the winningest criminal defense attorneys in recent history.

12/14/2020 By Dianna Wray

Top Lawyers 2020

Meet the Legal Eagles of Houston

Five legendary litigators who helped shape the Bayou City.

12/14/2020 By Dianna Wray

Charitable Giving

20-Plus Ways to Donate, Volunteer, and Help out in Houston Right Now

And how to get some help in return!

12/11/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

Shaping Houston History

Our List of Which Bayou City Greats Deserve Their Own Statues

A real who's who of hometown heroes.

11/26/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

2020 Elections

So What Will the Biden Win Likely Mean For Houston? And Texas?

We take a look at how we expect that will impact H-Town and the Lone Star State.

11/08/2020 By Dianna Wray

Vote it up

Texas, the Electoral College, and You

A primer on how the Electoral College works, what to expect on Election Day, and what it will (and won't) mean if Texas goes blue.

11/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

Sleep. Vote. Eat.

Nine Things to Do While Waiting to Cast Your Ballot During 24-Hour Voting Tonight

Our suggestions for 2 a.m. activities, if you happen to get stuck in a polling line.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Our 4 Favorite Vintage RV Resorts Across the Country

Experience the fun of the RV without the hassle.

10/07/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Denise Cathey, Emma Schkloven, and Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

Fall's Perfect Party: The What-A-Strange-Year-We’re-Living-In Edition

This season we're inviting a Houston crew giving us hope during these bizarre times to our socially distanced shindig.

09/29/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

High Water

Last Night I Got Stranded in Beta's Flood Waters, and Houston Showed Up

Trae Tha Truth and the Relief Gang were the first on the scene.

09/23/2020 By Dianna Wray

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