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.

News

Far from the Turmoil of Home, Six Houston Artists Pursue Their Creative Dreams

These refugees and immigrants explore their deepest emotions through their art.

04/17/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Plan Downtown

Here's Your Chance to Weigh in on the Future of Downtown

The city's hard at work on a new master plan, and they're taking ideas.

04/12/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Heroes

Houston Indian-American Nonprofit Rewards Man Who Intervened in Deadly Shooting

India House Houston presented Ian Grillot with a $100,000 check for his bravery.

03/30/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Meet the Neighbors

Our 10 Favorite Places to Live in Houston for 2017

These neighborhood stewards told us why they’ve chosen to put down roots where they did.

03/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian Photography by Jack Thompson, Max Burkhalter, and Michael Paulsen

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

What's Up Next For Buffalo Bayou?

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is already hard at work on the next leg of redevelopment east of Allen's Landing.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Wasn't Always a Walk in the Park

Four folks who made Buffalo Bayou Park happen, on their biggest challenges—and how they overcame them

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

How Do You Plan a Park That’s Meant to Flood?

Because, this being Houston, things are going to get really, really wet.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Finding a Path Forward After Aging Out of Foster Care

Judge Katrina Griffith is trying to give kids aging out of the Texas foster care system a chance for independence.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

What Happens After a Life Spent in the Texas Foster Care System?

Far too often, what happens to children in foster care is as bad or worse than what brought them there in the first place.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

College Station Is Reinventing Itself

Not every Aggie who bleeds maroon is a college student.

12/30/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

A Conversation with Propane Jane, Politics Junkie

A Houston doctor makes some noise on Twitter.

12/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Weird Stuff

If You Ever Wanted to Buy a Car From a Vending Machine, Here's Your Chance

You literally stick a giant coin into a slot, and out comes your pre-chosen new car.

12/14/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Start the New Year in Nature

Head to Nearby State Parks for Holiday Fun

Take advantage of Houston's temperate climate for some outdoor fun this holiday season.

12/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Travel

Mexico City, the World’s Fifth-Largest Metropolis, Feels Like Home

In the Condesa district, a city with 20 million people suddenly doesn’t loom so large.

11/21/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Thank God It's Almost Over

Where to Watch the Election Results Roll In

No matter where you land on the political spectrum, there's a viewing party out there for you tomorrow night.

11/07/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Hidden Houston

Off-Limits: Exploring Houston's Abandoned Places

Houston’s own Flickr-famous Secret Squirrel on sneaking into—and photographing—the city’s most iconic empty buildings

10/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Those Million Mattress Firms Aren’t Going Anywhere—for Now

Wondering what will change with the Firm’s purchase by a South African furniture giant? So were we.

10/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Hidden Houston

At the Blue Lagoon, Where the Water’s Warm

Houston’s best swimming hole is, okay, technically in Huntsville.

10/24/2016 Photography by Roxanna Asgarian

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Affordable Housing

New Hope Housing Breaks Ground on New Complex for Homeless and At-Risk Families

The complex will be part of a massive campus focused on lifting families out of generational poverty.

10/13/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian