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.

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

Perfect Party

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

Editor's Note

You Don't Have to Understand Wine to Enjoy It

"My deficiencies in the note-detecting department in no way stop me from enthusiastically enjoying the stuff."

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Gun Violence

Rhonda Hart on Going to the SOTU with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

Hart, who lost her daughter Kimberly in the Santa Fe High School shooting last year, also attended the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 8.

02/11/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

February's Perfect Party: Bring-On-the-Smoked-Meat Edition

Barbecue pitmasters will always have a seat at our table.

01/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

An Ode to the Magical Cure-All That Is Walking

Just avoid freeways, if possible. And also, streets.

01/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

How to Visit a Russian Bathhouse

A spa day, without the quarrelling and murdering

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

The Holidays Are Here!

Scenes from This Weekend's Dickens on the Strand

The Victorian era, sprung to life in Galveston.

12/03/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Strange Case of the William Marsh Rice Murder

Spoiler: The butler (and another guy) did it.

11/26/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

December's Perfect Party: Everybody-Gather-Round-Elton Edition

Rocket Man's coming through town, so of course he's at the head of our table this month.

11/26/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

The Story of a Tiny Wreath and a Heaping Helping of Joy

Even gnomes need holiday cheer.

11/26/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Maybe Look Away

Video: Alex Jones from InfoWars and Protestors Exchanging Barbs

If you choose not to watch, we won't blame you.

10/23/2018 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Daniel Kramer

Trump in Town

Scenes from President Donald Trump’s Rally for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Thousands converged on the Toyota Center in their MAGA finest.

10/23/2018 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

November's Perfect Party: Maybe Cesar-Will-Cook Edition

Did you know that the author of Crazy Rich Asians used to live in Clear Lake?

10/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Word of Thanks for the Houston Arboretum

"As time’s gone on, I’ve come to love, and to appreciate, this place above just about any other in the city."

10/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Everyone-Loves-Snoop Edition

Snoop Dogg's musical is coming to the Hobby Center, so of course he's invited to our party.

09/21/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

How to Survive the End of a Trip

Hint: It’s food. (Of course it’s food.)

09/21/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Thanks-Coach Edition

Invited to our party this month: Legendary high school football coaches, skincare saviors, poker stars, and whoever donated $3 million to cover tuition for the first class of the new UH med school.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Our 51st Best Restaurant Pick Is Not What You'd Expect

We probably shouldn't be admitting this.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow