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.

Feature

In the Fight for Abortion Clinic Access, a Houston Nonprofit Offers a Helping Hand—and a Passenger Seat

A ride may seem a small thing. But for women in need, the Clinic Access Support Network can be everything—even after the demise of House Bill 2.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Dream Catcher: Meet the Man Who Helps Students—and Their Parents—Achieve Success

Local expert Ibrahim Firat on choosing the right school, tutoring over Skype, and why your teenager should be on LinkedIn.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Today’s High School Classes Are as Unique as Your Child

Classes in video editing and marine science are only offered in college, right? Not so fast.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Making the Grade: HISD and Graduation Rates

The district continues to lag Texas, but progress has been made.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

The No. 1 Public High School in Texas Is in Houston

DeBakey turns out math and science whiz kids who head to top colleges. But with high expectations comes high pressure.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Education

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The city’s best public and private institutions, ranked. Plus: a day in the extraordinary life of Houston’s—and Texas’s—No. 1 high school, and how HISD is fi...

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Room to Grow

How One Nonprofit Has Delivered 8 Million Pounds of Groceries to Houston Families

The key to Brighter Bites is that produce comes to families, not the other way around.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Behind the Data

Straight-A Schools: How Children at Risk Compiles Its Yearly Rankings

Dr. Bob Sanborn discusses how Children at Risk uses data to push for better inner city schools.

09/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Keep it Movin'

Houston's Bike Share Program to Triple in Size

Over the next two years, the program will add nearly 600 bikes.

08/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Dazed and Kush-Fused

So What Exactly is Kush? (City Council Is Asking)

For starters: Kush is not—repeat, is NOT—marijuana.

08/22/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

For the Record

Did ABC 13's Dave Ward Really Set That Guinness Record?

Even with 50 years behind the anchor desk, there might be another contender for Ward's title.

08/22/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Can you hear me now?

Cell Service in the Downtown Tunnels Gets an Upgrade

The installation of a new antenna system in the tunnel network means fewer frustrating dropped calls.

08/15/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Pokémon No?

Discovery Green Requests All Pokémon 'Stops, Lures and Creatures' Removed From the Park

The park's getting some angry one-star reviews on Facebook as a result.

08/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Hines's Skyline

A Heavyweight Houston Developer Gets His Legacy Biography

At 91, Gerald Hines gets a 450-page celebration of his life and work.

08/08/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Downtown Bites

Full Lineup of New Convention Center Restaurants Announced

Spoiler alert: Hugo Ortega's finally coming downtown.

07/21/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

The Top Doctors in Houston in 2016

We profile five doctors making a difference today—and in our children's futures.

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Houston's Top Doctors 2016

We profile five doctors making a difference today—and in our children’s futures.

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

Close Range: A Quest to Understand and Treat Autism on Both Ends of the Spectrum

“There’s a lot of great evidence to suggest that autism is strongly influenced by genetic factors."

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Top Doctors 2016

To the Wire: How a Rare Brain-Surgery Procedure Helped a Young Patient When Nothing Else Could

“Nobody could tell me what was wrong with her.”

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian