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.
12 months ago | Political Animals
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has a challenger for the Republican primary, which makes all the sense in the world when you think about it. Miller has cut a rather, shall we say, interesting figure on the political stage since he was elected ...
12 months ago | NASA
It's been 30 years since NASA scientists launched the famed Golden Records — described by NASA as a mixed tape "intended to communicate the story of our world to extraterrestrials" — on Voyager spacecrafts 1 and 2, and while aliens have had the op...
12 months ago | Courts
At this point it's not exactly a surprise that Serkan Golge, a 37-year-old physicist and U.S.-Turkish dual citizen who has been held in Turkey for more than a year on charges of his alleged involvement in the failed coup last year, was once again ...
1 year ago | Courts
For years private oyster leaseholders have been duking it out in court over whether one family had the right to lease and seize control over a massive tract of oyster reefs in Galveston Bay with Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management (STORM)...
1 year ago | Longform
It was when the Texas Supreme Court justices reversed themselves on benefits to same-sex partners, that Harris County District Judge Steven Kirkland decided he'd had enough. Just the year before those exact same nine judges had upheld a ruling tha...
1 year ago | Health
It's been understood for a while now that spending time in space can damage the bodies of astronauts. Famed retired Astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly has noted in both his public appearances and in his recently published memoir, "Endurance: A Year in Sp...