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.

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

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

Top Doctors 2016

Target Practice: Gene Sequencing and the Fight Against Cancer in Children

Studies like BASIC3 could go a long way toward finding more genetic mutations, and along with that, more tailored drugs.

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Sharp Turn

From Life on the Streets to Life as a Congressional Aide

“I’m 26, and I’ve spent more of my life in the system than out of it.”

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Broken Glass

As Curbside Glass Recycling Ends, the City Adds More Drop-off Locations

The mayor hopes to make it a little easier for you to drop off those glass empties.

06/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

All You Need Is Love

Second Issue of Love Wins Texas Hits Newsstands July 3

Despite the Orlando tragedy, the second issue of our sister publication remains a celebration of love and pride.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Mosquito Season

Brazilian Researchers Come to Houston Looking for a Zika Cure

Leda Castilho and her team have moved into a top-notch lab space to help tackle the dangerous virus from Houston.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Don't Touch That Dial

Texas's Oldest Black Radio Station Finds a New Home on FM

After a rocky couple of years and a changing of hands, the historic KCOH plays on.

06/23/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Broken Glass

Through the Losing Glass: What the Recycling Conundrum Says About Houston

What happens now that glass recycling has gone the way of Astroworld?

06/20/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Philanthropy

Private Donors Give Nearly $2 Million to Help Tax Day Flood Victims

The nation's most charitable city gives back—to itself.

06/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Postcards From Beyond the Beltway

Best of the Burbs: Explore The Woodlands

Where a very different kind of big game hunting awaits...

05/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

This Month’s Must-Try Dept: Vaginal Steaming

You know what it’s like when you make yourself a cup of hot chamomile tea, hold it in both hands, and breathe in the steam?

05/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian