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.

Viva Art Deco

The Historic Gulf Oil Building is Getting a Makeover

Downtown's historic Art Deco structure will soon connect with its neighbor and receive a facelift.

04/14/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best Neighborhoods 2020

The Way Home: Houston’s Best Neighborhoods, Present and Future

There are challenges ahead, but there’s also much to be excited about—even if, where we’re going, we’ll still need roads.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian and Houstonia Staff

This Must Be the Place

Freedom Place: Once a Summer Camp, Now a Home for Healing

When Freedom Place opened its doors in 2012, it was Texas’s first residential treatment center for domestic children who are victims of sex trafficking.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Futurama: What’s Next for Houston’s Neighborhoods?

We asked the experts on population, workability, walkability and more.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Drama

Grab Your Popcorn: Houston’s Latest Movie Wars Are Getting Intense

As the turf wars between chain theaters and independent concepts heat up, are Houston filmgoers losing out?

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Tiny Living

A Peek Inside Houston's First "Micro" Condos

The sales team behind the forthcoming Ivy Lofts in EaDo tries to show Houston how to live in 300 square feet.

03/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Cop Talk

A Sikh Change Comes to Houston’s Finest

A uniform change at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is fostering a new sort of interfaith dialog.

03/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

On the Beauty of Concierge Service

High-rise living has its perks—and we don’t just mean the view.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

What Apartments Can You Rent for Your Budget?

With Houston’s average rental price at $1,000 a month, how far will your money go?

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

A Guide to Houston’s Newest Apartment Buildings

These are the amenity-packed apartments and condos to watch for.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

What’s the Right Apartment Building for Your Personality?

These days, apartments are no longer one-size-fits-all arrangements, with amenities for dog people, nature lovers, foodies and more.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

How Much Condo Can You Buy for Your Budget?

You don’t need to be a millionaire to own a condominium. But it certainly helps.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

Houston's 4 Best Areas for Apartments and Condos

From beachfront properties to urban living, we’ve got you covered.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Vocab 101

First Things First: What’s an Apartment and What's a Condo?

And no, neither one is a townhome.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Real Estate

The Apartment and Condo Guide to Houston

In the market for a new place to live? We’ll help find the right flat for you.

02/05/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Fixer Supper

Whither Free Bar Food? (And We Don't Mean Mixed Nuts)

There are still a few places where free home-cooked meals are the order of the day.

02/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Take Off

Houston's Runway to Hobby Airport Gets a Much-Needed Facelift

There's no such thing as a good second impression.

01/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s First Order of Business: Fix Potholes

The new mayor outlined his priorities in his inaugural address.

01/04/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian