Laura is a Louisiana native who has been exploring her second bayou-home since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015. Joining the Houstonia team in August 2017, she has taken the reins of SagaCity’s custom publications and also contributes data-focused and animal-related content to Houstonia.

Previously, she served as data reporter for the Houston Business Journal, where she managed the annual Book of Lists. She has also reported on an array of subjects in Houston, Louisiana and Chicago ranging from technology to weddings to tacos.

Laura is a die-hard LSU Tigers fan, having competed for the school’s varsity swim team in undergrad, and living five minutes from campus for 22 years of her life. Now she, her husband and their golden retriever live in a 1954 fixer-upper in Garden Oaks–Oak Forest.  

Brew News

First Look at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.'s Cool, New Digs

We're talking air conditioning and much, much more!

11/14/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Green Again

Houston, Get Your Green Cans Ready: Curbside Recycling Returns Next Month

The city is resuming normal recycling schedules soon after removing 1 million cubic yards of Harvey debris.

10/25/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

SUPER COLLIES

How Will You Celebrate Howl-O-Ween?

Canada’s Super Collies will grace Houston dog lovers with their presence this weekend.

10/19/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Private Schooling in Houston

The top private schools in town, tips on how to send your child to the right one, how to maximize your money, and more.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

The Buck Goes On: When Your Kid Goes to Private School, Be Prepared to Spend

It's not just the tuition that'll cost you—fees for extracurricular activities, school trips, technology and more add up.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Heroes of Harvey

How Bad Was Harvey? We Have the Numbers

The impact was devastating, and the data catastrophic.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Hot Topic

At Throughgood, the Coffee Carries the Culture

Throughgood, a new coffee shop in the Heights, donates 10 percent of its proceeds to Houston’s homeless.

09/27/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Zoo Babies

Checking In On Houston’s Zoo Babies

Because we know it’s your No. 1 concern right now.

09/22/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Discover Houston

Find the Free Fall Event For You at Discovery Green

And while, no, the roller rink is not back yet, Houstonians can find something to do just about every night of the week from now through November.

09/21/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Making Noise

Trombone Shorty Answers Our Questions Ahead of Tuesday’s ‘Party’

"If you could imagine Mardi Gras for 90 minutes phonically, then that’s what we do."

09/18/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

#HarveyHmag

Operation Reunite Is Bringing Pets, Fosters and Families Together After Harvey

How a Texas-wide organization is linking up pets with vets in the wake of Harvey

09/12/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

#HARVEYHMAG

5 Things Houstonians Should Know When Filing Harvey Insurance Claims

How to file and who to call to recoup Hurricane Harvey costs

09/07/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Shop Local

Where to Find the Most Legit Surf and Skate Shop in Houston: Surfhouse

“I have a lot of guys who come in and say, ‘You put my skateboard together when I as 12. Now I want you to put my son's skateboard together.’”

09/05/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Mixing It Up

Meet the Man Who’s Trying to Put Houston on the Map…for Podcasting

It took an unlikely Houston transplant to launch a successful podcast about the quirks and charms of the Bayou City.

07/11/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas