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.  

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

Baseball

'Pressure is a Privilege'

A meeting of two first-place teams: round one

08/23/2017 By Scott Vogel

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