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.

Ice House

5 Stand-Up Paddling Spots to Try This Summer

These waterways will show you what's SUP, no matter your paddle-boarding speed.

07/18/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

With Ghana ThinkTank, Houston Gets a Little Help from Afar

A collective of artists has decided to "develop the First World" for a change.

06/22/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB4

In a vote of 10 to 6, with one abstaining, the Houston City Council voted to challenge the state's new "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.

06/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

New Gated Community Looks to Make Modern Architecture Affordable

This "Oak Forest–adjacent" development is targeting those who want a little more space but need easy access to the city.

06/15/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Life in the Big City

Finding an Inner Loop School for Your Kid Just Got Easier

A downtown economic development group is looking to lure young families to the heart of the city.

06/13/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Tin House Panic

Infamous Out-of-the-Box West U Home Could Now Be Yours

The metal-sided house caused a ruckus when it was built in 2011.

05/31/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Alternative Medicine Guide

If You'd Like to Pull Stuff From Your Ears, Candling Is For You

While not accepted by the medical community, candling can sure be satisfying.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Bayougraphy

Sarah Davis: At Odds with Both the Left and the Right, Depending on the Day

The state representative and Houston attorney is known for voting against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Skyscrapers

Peek Inside the Newest Addition to Houston's Skyline

Let us introduce you to 609 Main at Texas.

05/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

HBCU Later

Texas Southern Tells Senator 'No Thanks' to Planned Commencement Speech

Senator John Cornyn is firmly Team Trump, and students at the historically black university aren't pleased.

05/12/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Breaking Ground

A New 'Urban' H-E-B Is Heading to Washington Avenue

The much-anticipated grocery store will be on the ground floor of a new mixed-use development between Studemont and Heights Boulevard.

05/09/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

This Place Matters

First of Dislodged Freedmen's Town Historic Bricks Replaced

After an overzealous construction team damaged the priceless historical artifacts, Mayor Turner made good on his promise to set it right.

05/01/2017 Photography by Roxanna Asgarian

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