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.

Picks

Your Can't-Miss Guide to January Festivals and Events

From the Houston Auto Show to the Texas Yoga Conference, this month is packed with things to do.

01/10/2014 By BoJanay Posey

LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Remember Goliad? Have the Whole Presidio to Yourself Overnight

If you're a Texas history buff, this is something you simply must do before you die.

01/09/2014 By John Lomax

Chinatown

Hair of the Dog Ice Cream

From Crown Royal to Bailey's Irish Cream, you can get a cocktail in a waffle cone at Frozen Cafe.

01/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Concert

Recover from the Holidays at Warehouse Live

Jam-packed show features Los Skarnales, the Tontons, the Suffers, and Fat Tony

12/27/2013 By Dean Davis

Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

MEN'S FASHION

Suitsupply Hits Houston

The luxury men's suit supplier opens its latest location at West Ave.

12/17/2013 By Peter Holley

Modern Etiquette

How to Use Your Cell Phone at the Table: A Guide

If you simply must pull your phone out at a meal, here's how to do it.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Oysters

Thursday Special at Goode Co. Seafood

It's $6.95 a dozen for oysters on the half shell tonight.

12/12/2013 By Robb Walsh

H-Town Holiday Guide

You Need a Holiday Dress

Three unexpected places to find the perfect holiday number.

12/11/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume III, With Video

A trip to Discovery Green and a forlorn trumpeter.

12/09/2013 By John Lomax

Restaurant Openings

First Look at Bradley Ogden's Funky Chicken

Fast-casual chicken and Southern-style sides hit the Heights.

12/06/2013 By Robb Walsh

Drinking Games

Brian Ching Bartends for Charity at Dogwood

The Dynamo coach and retired forward will tend bar this Wednesday to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

12/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pop

Slideshow: Justin Timberlake in Concert

If you weren't at the Toyota Center last night, here's what you missed.

12/06/2013 By Ryan Tietz

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: Nicola Parente

Captivated by the sea, a local artist channels his childhood.

12/03/2013 By Peter Holley

O Tannenbaum

Building the Galleria’s Massive Christmas Tree

Houston's heftiest of holiday trees is 56 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and assembled entirely by hand.

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Young ’Uns

Where a Kid Can Be a Kid

Quit interrogating your kids about what they want for Christmas. Take them window shopping instead.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Cocktails

Ima Nogg: Restoring Eggnog’s Reputation

Revisiting the holidays’ most misunderstood libation (plus, our eggnog recipe!)

12/01/2013 By Scott Vogel

Media

Paper of No Record

The Houston Chronicle and Post are important public resources—so why aren't their archives available online?

12/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Comfort Cuisine

Mac & Cheese Made Your Way at Beaver's

Beaver's new fall menu includes an entire macaroni and cheese section for us gluttons.

11/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt