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CultureMap Dallas associate editor Diana Oates

Diana Oates

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Diana joined CultureMap Dallas in the summer of 2013, after a two-year stint at Fox 34 news in Lubbock, where she wore many hats: anchor, reporter and executive producer. For CultureMap, she primarily covers society, fashion and real estate, but her interests are much broader. For example, she’s a huge sports fan and doubts she will ever have as much fun as she did covering UNC, Duke and NC State basketball and football for ESPN Triangle during her four years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, Brian, and their golden retriever, Paisley.

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Hot Housing Market

Texas dominates list of healthiest housing markets and Austin comes out on top

By Diana Oates

It's an encouraging time to buy a home in Austin, according to WalletHub. The Capital City claims the No. 12 spot among 2015's Healthiest Housing Markets. Broken down ...


Fitness Innovation

Why commit to one Austin fitness regimen when you can StudioHop?

By Diana Oates

The situation is all too familiar: You sign your life away to a year-long contract at the latest and greatest fitness studio only to find out that as soon as ...


Tom Landry Lived Here

Score a piece of Dallas Cowboys history with the house that Tom Landry built

By Diana Oates

If you are like many Texans, you love the Cowboys. Now you have the chance to be one of only three owners to live in a home that was built ...


Life on the Ranch

Here's what the new buyer gets with this $725 million Texas ranch

By Diana Oates

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch near Vernon in North Texas is on the market for $725 million. So what exactly does a property that features 800 square miles of ...


Comfy Game Strong

New robe-inspired pants give men the license to lounge in style

By Diana Oates

Texans Zach Redington and Andy Archer are sick of sweatpants. Why is it, they wondered, that women have a plethora of stylish options that also satisfy their need for comfort ...


You're Hired!

Austin outshines the rest of Texas on list of best U.S. cities for jobs

By Diana Oates

Looking to make a career move? Well, you have lots of options in Texas, because it turns out most of the state's big cities are killing it in the ...


Real Estate Slam Dunk

Dallas Mavericks head coach offloads stunning home for $3 million

By Diana Oates

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is looking forward to more than just a new basketball season: His living situation is about to change. He’s tasked Jamie Adams with ...


Luxury Game Day Goods

Texas lifestyle brand saves college fans from tacky accessories

By Diana Oates

Three Dallas-based entrepreneurs are saving the world from tacky collegiate accessories, and sports fans everywhere are thanking them. Their company, Jack Mason, produces quality accessories, such as watches, wallets and ...


Red Carpet Interviews

Watch beloved Grey's Anatomy star gush over Texas in exclusive video

By Diana Oates

Before the star-studded Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin on February 25, all of the honorees walked the red carpet and chatted with media. We interviewed everyone from esteemed ...


Celebrity Sightings

Jamie Foxx leads all-star cast of honorees at 2015 Texas Medal of Arts

By Diana Oates

The stars aligned at the Long Center for Performing Arts Wednesday night — and by stars we mean actors, musicians, athletes and big-deal philanthropists who have at least two things in ...


Best Dressed Southerners

4 stylish Austinites among the best-dressed in the South

By Diana Oates

Lifestyle magazine Southern Living has unleashed it latest listicle, this time honoring the 50 best-dressed Southerners. The editors proclaimed that "personal style isn't just about clothes" and searched high ...


Virtual VIPs

Talented Austinites featured on list of bloggers to follow in 2015

By Diana Oates

The editors at Southern Living love a good list, and the latest, 30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015, is Texas-heavy, naturally. The roundup includes enthusiasts from the worlds ...


Keeping up with the Joneses

2015 Medal of Arts honorees revealed in Texas-sized celebration

By Diana Oates

Dallas philanthropic duo Gene Jones and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson summoned the press, Texas Cultural Trust board members and friends, and arts patrons to AT&T Stadium on January 14 ...


Hello Sunshine

Texas twins capture vacation bliss with new online shop Sunshine Tienda

By Diana Oates

Texan twins Amanda and Laura Ernst are on a mission to spread the good vibes associated with vacation through new lifestyle e-store Sunshine Tienda. “The peace you feel when traveling ...


Lone Star Pride

3 Austinites honored on national magazine's list of people changing the South

By Diana Oates

This past week Southern Living came out with its 2015 list of 50 people changing the South, and Texas is well-represented. These folks — from writers to chefs to anthropologists to ...


Survivor's Tale

Texas PR pro survives harrowing catamaran accident in Costa Rica

By Diana Oates

Susan Schwartz, owner of a boutique public relations firm in Dallas, is counting her lucky stars: On January 8, she survived a deadly catamaran accident in Costa Rica, off Punta ...


Holiday Host Gift Guide

Think outside the booze with 7 great gift ideas for holiday party hosts

By Diana Oates

Let us first state the obvious: Wine and champagne are fabulous. However, there is a very good chance that every other guest invited to the holiday parties you attend will ...


Beauty Pioneer Is Austin Bound

Celebrity skincare expert moves headquarters to Austin

By Diana Oates

Facial junkies, brace yourselves: Renee Rouleau, aesthetician to the stars and founder of the skincare line that bears her name, recently spilled on social media that she and her husband ...


Work Out Like a Warrior

New Dallas-based activewear line is fit for a warrior — and women of all shapes and sizes

By Diana Oates

A name like Gail Warrior is bound to inspire. And that’s exactly what the Dallas mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist has set out to do with her latest venture, which ...


Jeans and So Much More

New brand with Bonobos ties makes the perfect pair of jeans a reality for women

By Diana Oates

Ladies, have you ever had trouble finding the perfect pair of jeans? Well, so had former J.Crew/Madewell colleagues Maggie Winter and Jac Cameron. Winter remembers hanging out with ...


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