Roxanna, a native of Las Vegas, joined the Houstonia staff in December 2015. As associate editor, she focuses on news stories and real estate features. She got her bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she was a breaking news stringer for the New York Daily News and a real estate reporter for the Houston Business Journal

Roxanna lives with her husband, son, and her girl cat, Charles.

Let the Booze Flow

The Heights Is Dry No Longer

Heights restaurateurs and bar owners are cheering as the measure to disband the Heights' historic dry area passes by a wide margin.

11/08/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Slice of Life

30 Years Later, Photographs of Houston's Fourth Ward Are a Window Through Time

The historic African American neighborhood has been heavily gentrified, making these 1987 images artifacts of a different era.

11/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

This Sports Complex in Cypress Allows Kids with Special Needs to Play Ball

The Langham Creek YMCA's adaptive sports program is more than just about playing sports.

10/30/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Gettin' steamy with it

I Tried It: Sweat Pods

A novel approach to getting steamed up.

10/18/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Troubled Waters

The Deliberate Flooding of West Houston

Thousands of Houstonians have been left with gutted homes—and many, many questions.

10/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt and Roxanna Asgarian

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

At the Houston Sudbury School, the Kids Call the Shots—All of Them

Welcome to the world of "unschooling."

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

When Choosing a Private School, Think About the Right Track for Your Child

Is your kid striving for the Ivy League or a state school? It's something to keep in mind when searching for the right fit.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

An Insider's Guide to Navigating Houston's Private High Schools

Choosing the right private school for your child can be a difficult process. These insider tips will help.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Dept. of Optimism

What the City of Houston Will Do, Post-Harvey

The city's going to change now, right? Right?

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Heroes of Harvey

The Finley Family: Kayakers Turned Rescuers

During the height of the storm, this family from Maplewood paddled into action and saved lives.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

It's Right There in the Name

Mayor Turner Asks the State to Tap Rainy Day Fund, Abbott Says No

Abbott will call a special session for his pet social issues, but won't convene the legislature on Harvey relief until 2019.

09/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

rebuild houston

In Order to Rebuild, Houston Needs Its Undocumented Workforce

Texas has more than 250,000 undocumented construction workers, and the Gulf Coast needs as much help as it can get.

09/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Amid Harvey's Destruction, Federal Judge Halts SB4

A ray of hope for undocumented immigrants in Houston, which were some of the most vulnerable to Harvey's wrath.

08/31/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

#HarveyHMag

Harvey: Where We Are Now

Much of the city is underwater, and Houstonians are rallying to help.

08/28/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

#harveyhmag

In Photos: Harvey's Rains Cause Devastating Floods in Houston

We'll be updating this post as Harvey continues to pound the region in what officials are calling an "unprecedented" disaster.

08/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian With Katharine Shilcutt

#harveyhmag

Harvey's Rains Bring Historic Flooding in Houston

Five deaths have been reported so far.

08/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Hunker Down

Houston Braces Itself for Harvey

Houstonians are clearing out the shelves at H-E-B and battening down the hatches.

08/24/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Inner Peace

I Tried It: Kundalini Meditation

Could that elusive inner stillness help relieve my health issues?

08/22/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

There Will Be a New Addition to Houston's Skyline in 2019

Bank of America will move into the new 750,000-square-foot, 35-story office tower downtown, the current state of Houston's commercial real estate scene notwithstanding.

08/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian