Dianna Wray, a nationally award-winning journalist, is a staff writer at the Houston Press. Born and raised in Houston, she writes about everything from NASA to oil to horse races.
19 hours ago | Political Animals
Back in 2012 during the last Sunset Review hearing on the Texas Railroad Commission, then-commissioners Christi Craddick and Barry Smitherman claimed, straight-faced, that the heads of the agency charged with overseeing oil and natural gas regulat...
2 days ago | Environment
The vote happened so fast, you almost might have missed it. After months of fierce, contentious debate over whether or not to grant tax breaks to two companies aiming to build a petrochemical plant within about a mile of the local high school, the...
3 days ago | NASA
As President Donald Trump went through the formalities on Tuesday of signing an authorization bill that will give NASA $19.5 billion in funding, it became clear the president, who had only the vaguest idea of a space policy when he was running for...
4 days ago | Political Animals
Former Texas Congressman Craig Washington will not get a new trial over his suspended law license, the Third District Texas Court of Appeals has recently ruled, because he did such a bad job of representing one of his clients that there's no way t...
5 days ago | Political Animals
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton criticized a north Texas school district for providing a prayer space only for Muslim students — but the district says it accommodates students of all faiths, and the attorney general would know that if he had bot...
5 days ago | Health
The kid on one Youtube instruction video on how to create your own braces — one of hundreds of videos posted online offering steps to essentially be your own orthodontist — makes it look so easy as she snaps some old earring backs onto a paper cli...