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.

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

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

Girl Power

The Houstonian Woman

They’re amazing, inspiring, and have risen to the top of their (often male-dominated) professions. And we’re cheering them ever onward, ever upward.

01/30/2018 Edited 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

Dynamics

Walker County Sheriff's Office Is Investigating What Happened at Karolyi Ranch

Will the famed Huntsville-based coaches be held accountable for any part of the Nassar abuse scandal?

01/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

What a Federal Government Shutdown Will Mean for Houston

If the government doesn't reach a deal, there will be (expensive) fallout.

01/18/2018 By Dianna Wray

Harvey Fallout

FEMA Might Pay to Rebuild Churches Post-Harvey After All

A policy change could mean religious organizations will have access to federal disaster relief funds.

01/04/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Could Democrat Steve Kirkland Make the Texas Supreme Court?

Timing and a Democratic midterm surge could improve Kirkland's odds.

12/22/2017 By Dianna Wray

Spaaaaace

NASA's Juno Probe Captures Incredible Images of Jupiter

The pictures of Jupiter, called "Jupiter Blues," look like if Monet had a rocket and a really expensive camera.

12/11/2017 By Dianna Wray

So Photogenic

Rick Perry, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Energy Secretary gave us glorious photos on a trip to Saudi Arabia.

12/07/2017 By Dianna Wray

Dodge Ball

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Houston Case on Gay Marriage Benefits

Both sides of the fight are claiming the non-decision as a victory of sorts.

12/05/2017 By Dianna Wray

Editor's Picks

The 10 Best Restaurants for Ladies Who Lunch

Bring your friends to these fancy luncheon locales.

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Now Open

First Look at Springbok

A new South African "rugby pub" brings boerewors rolls and butterscotch pudding downtown

10/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktail Recipes

Recipe: The Best Bloody Mary

A morning after guilty pleasure.

10/01/2014 By Kerry H.