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.

Perfect Party

November's Perfect Party: Ladies' Night Edition

This month is all about female empowerment.

10/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

This Thanksgiving, We're Grateful for Lizzo

We're a little late to the party, but at least we got there.

10/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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October's Perfect Party: Hey-We-Made-Vows Edition

We don't know about you, but we always get excited when one of our own makes the New York Times Vows section.

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Superica Is Our New Favorite Houston Restaurant

Pappasito’s, who?

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

The Pros and Cons of Having the Party House

There are currently 27 beers in our fridge.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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August's Perfect Party: Never-Too-Late Edition

The 80-year-old Houstonian who just graduated from HCC has the seat of honor at our party this month, of course.

07/22/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

When Knowledge Takes Root

"If I can learn to garden, believe me: You can do anything."

07/22/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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July's Perfect Party: Wait-Do-We-Have-FOMO Edition

We want to be at all the things all the time this month.

06/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Editor's Note

Follow These 8 Rules and You'll Fit Right in at Warren's Inn

No. 7: Never question the wisdom of the tough-as-nails female staff. Under any circumstances.

06/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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June's Perfect Party: Summer-in-the-City Edition

Hurricanes are definitely not invited.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Second Home Is a Great Investment

Especially when you want to escape your brothers.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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May's Perfect Party: Score-That-Invite Edition

Doing something of vital importance, like delivering a set of sextuplets in less than 10 minutes or opening a barbecue joint in the Heights, gets you into our party this month.

04/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Confession: I Love My Dentist

Really, I do.

04/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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April's Perfect Party: Here-Kitty-Kitty Edition

A tiger discovered by a stoner is definitely on our invite list this month.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Dream Homes

A Historic River Oaks Palace, Right on Buffalo Bayou

We hope whoever buys this house is someone who appreciates that it is steeped in Houston history.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Moment of Dream Home Envy

"I loved it. I wanted it. Alas, I didn’t have $17.5 million."

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Don't Go!

End of An Era: Swamplot Founder Explains Why He Called It Quits

The beloved local site stopped publishing on March 7.

03/19/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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March's Perfect Party: Cheer-Up-Puddles Edition

The Puddles Pity Party is coming through town this month, and the melancholy singer appears to need a little cheering up. We’ve got you, Puddles.

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow