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.

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Tips for Parents of Twins

1 in 4 children in the Greater Houston area is born at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Kenneth Moise of the Texas Fetal Center offers advice for those mothers carrying twins.

05/01/2014 By Jeff Balke

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A Revolutionary Procedure For a Healthy Heart

Giving prematurely born babies a new lease on life

05/01/2014 By Jeff Balke

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Little Patients: More Than Just Small Adults

In the days before there was a field of children’s medicine, doctors treated young patients like small adults. We’ve come a long way since.

05/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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Two Key Nutrition Tips for Kids of All Ages

Dr. Peter Jung, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann, shares advice for parents on what their kids should be eating.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Breathe Easier: Monitoring Children’s Asthma

If you don’t know a child with asthma, chances are, you don’t know many kids.

05/01/2014 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

52 Road Trips

Get Your Nature On! 5 Outdoor Road Trips

While you can’t get everywhere in Texas on one tank of gas, there are plenty of amazing destinations within 350 miles. Here are five of our favorites.

04/30/2014 Photography by Peter Holley

Sugar Land's Big Fest Is Back

Event Preview: 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Opportunities abound for wine, food, and beer tastings.

04/22/2014 By Phaedra Cook

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 18–20

Where to go, who to see, and what to do this weekend

04/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

Wilkommen

World's Second-Largest Döner Kebap Chain Headed to Houston

Germany's most popular fast food finally finds a foothold in Texas.

04/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Crepe Expectations

Holy Crepe!

Melange Creperie is still going strong four years in.

03/31/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Picks

Your Guide to Can't-Miss April Festivals

From whisky extravaganzas to crawfish festivals to battle reenactments, there's plenty to do this month.

03/28/2014 By BoJanay Posey

Hobbies

The Golden Age of Railroads, Built to Scale

This weekend's Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour features a room custom-built to house a massive model train set.

03/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Passion for Pisco

Pisco Deserves More Passion

Why don't we see pisco used more often?

03/27/2014 By Phaedra Cook Photography by Chuck Cook Photography

Fashion Guide

Expert Advice on Going Vintage

A guide to secondhand selections from the people who would know.

03/20/2014 By Alice Alsup

Opera

Review: A Coffin in Egypt is Dead on Arrival

Despite an extraordinary performance by 68-year-old Frederica von Stade, the HGO world premiere opera falls flat.

03/18/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Mutt City Mash-ups

The Eatsie Boys's MBLT Is a Family Affair

Showcasing the products of two generations of Marcus men

02/28/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Lit

Montrose: Home to Hipsters for 30 Years

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

02/24/2014

Brunch Break

Chicken Fried Biscuits at Triniti

Triniti's Texas twist on the buttermilk biscuit.

02/17/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Organ Meat

Sweetbreads for the Sweet

A once and future delicacy makes a comeback.

02/11/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

A Bountiful $8 Lunch Special at Brasil

A beautiful lunchtime spread doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

01/20/2014 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt