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.
5 hours ago | Environment
During his visit to Texas last week, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt promised the EPA would arrive at a permanent solution for the San Jacinto Waste Pits before the football rivalry game between the University of Texas and Oklaho...
8 hours ago | Bayou City
At age 12, Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb persuaded her father to teach her to fly, zipping over Wichita Falls, Texas, in a two-seater made of cloth and aluminum poles. At 18 she held a commercial pilot’s license. By the time she was 29 she was a flight i...
1 day ago | Social Distortion
When Former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia pulled Sandra Bland over after she failed to signal a lane change in Waller County on July 21, 2015, Encinia claimed that Bland's behavior made him think she might hurt him. Serio...
1 day ago | Environment
Houston has an extraordinary ability to bounce back from storms, but it doesn't always happen overnight, and it's looking like it will take a while for Buffalo Bayou Park, in particular, to shake off Hurricane Harvey and get back to normal. The wa...
4 days ago | NASA
Before Serkan Golge left Old Dominion University in Virginia to start his job at the Johnson Space Center in 2013, he gave his friend and colleague Alicia Hofler a map of Turkey as a gift, with the names of the cities spelled out in Turkish. Golge...
11 days ago | Political Animals
Hurricane Harvey cut an impressive swath over the Texas Gulf Coast and left behind damage that it will take us years to get over, which is why Congress stepped up and kicked the state some disaster relief money this week. However, while Congress h...