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.

History

Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Neighborhoods

Houston's Best Places to Live 2018

Your guide to Houston's 10 hottest neighborhoods right now, plus expert advice on the right way to go about buying a home in this brave, new, post-Harvey world.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Beach Break!

Ferry to Freedom: A Day at Bolivar

Take a 20-minute ride to another planet.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Neighborhoods 2018

10 Questions Every Houston Homebuyer Should Ask Before They Press Go

Get these answers before you commit to a house.

02/28/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas and Roxanna Asgarian

Top Neighborhoods 2018

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Houston in 2018

Seven excellent places to buy, three great locations to rent

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

News

Where Are We Now With HIV in Houston?

The virus isn't a thing of the past. Here's where we are now.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Timeline: The History of HIV/AIDS in Houston

From the first STD clinic for gay men to the introduction of retroviral drugs, Houston has a long history of combating the AIDS epidemic.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

The Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Houstonian Woman

6 Houston Women Leading the Way in Male-Dominated Jobs

These women are breaking glass ceilings all over the place.

01/30/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Gwendolyn Knapp, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Long Weekend Trips

The Perfect Kid-Friendly Weekend Can Be Found in Marble Falls

Fun for the whole family awaits in the Hill Country.

12/29/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Bayougraphy

David Adickes Is Larger Than Life

The legendary artist has left a monumental mark on Houston.

12/29/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Russia Also Tried Meddling In... the Texas Secession Movement?

We get the story behind a Russia-created Facebook page called "Heart of Texas."

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best Places to Work 2017

Houston's Best Places to Work in 2017

These businesses make Houstonians love coming to work.

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Best Places to Work 2017

The Secret to Happy Employees? A Great Office Culture

Win at culture, and you’ll likely win at everything.

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

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