Catherine was one of Houstonia’s earliest hires, starting in November 2012. Since then, she’s played many roles at the magazine: traffic controller, kolache bearer, writer of profile, travel and news features, and editor of just about every page of the book. Over her career, she’s served as editor on many award-winning stories.

A native Houstonian and Rice/Columbia J-School alum, Catherine’s a fan of her husband, her dogs, a glass of wine and a good novel. She is the former managing editor of the Houston Press.

Hill Country Guide

Travel the Texas Wine Trail in Fredericksburg

Toast the state's second-oldest viticultural region in Fredericksburg.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Places in the Heart: The Texas Hill Country

The story of a dog named Red and the Hill Country ranch that formed me.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

May's Perfect Party: Overall-Quite-Fresh Edition

We rarely invite the same guest twice, but we occasionally make exceptions.

04/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

April's Perfect Party: Who's Adorable Edition

Adoration might be a strong word, but we definitely appreciate the good things these Houstonians have been doing lately.

03/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

When a Flooded House Actually Turns out to Be a Good Thing

The story of a cracked house, a flock of birds, and Tropical Storm Allison.

03/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Pour

Sangria at Sassafras: A Refreshingly Delicious Drink In a Refreshingly Unexpected Locale

Bartender Eric Salzman learned to love sangria during a semester in Spain, and is spreading the love at this neighborhood dive bar.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

March's Perfect Party: Tell-Us-Something-Good Edition

There's still plenty of good news going on in the world.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Can You Be a Good Houstonian If You Aren't Crazy for Crawfish?

A philosophical question for the ages.

02/20/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

February's Perfect Party: No-Thanks-We’re-Good Edition

Our perfect party would still not include Rick Perry or Rex Tillerson.

01/23/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Thanks to Buffalo Bayou Park, Showing Off Houston to Visitors Has Never Been Easier

Buffalo Bayou Park is our Central Park, and it's magnificent.

01/23/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Signs of the Times

Women's March Houston: The Signs

Houstonians made some amazing posters for the march to City Hall downtown.

01/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Jeff Balke

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Reliving the FOMO from the Last Time the Super Bowl Came to Houston

A story of missing both Nipplegate and a Kid Rock sighting.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

Can You Keep the Cal-a-Vie Life Going Forever?

Seeking a new way of being in the California hills at a Houston-owned luxury resort.

12/08/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: The Automatic-In Edition

Things that get you an auto-invite to our party: getting bit by a copperhead snake, appearing on reality TV, enduring a Delta flight

11/21/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Don’t Delay—Take That Trip

Late-night hotel hijinks and other reasons you shouldn’t put off that vacation to Puerto Vallarta

11/21/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Knock, Knock: Houston’s There

A visit to Last Concert Cafe reveals a hidden haunt magically unchanged by time.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

The Perfect Party: Cause and Effect Edition

These six Houstonians saw swift and immediate reactions to their work this month.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Under Armor

How to Survive the Ren Fest Wearing 75 Pounds of Metal

“If you’re going to wear armor, don’t bite off more than you can chew.”

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

October’s Perfect Party

Pride-and-Prejudice edition.

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow