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.

Oh Well

Fourth of July 2018 a Wash

Maybe next year, guys.

07/04/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Perfect Party: Roll-Me-Up-And-Smoke-Me-At-Dominoes Edition

Willie Nelson is, of course, at the top of our list this month.

06/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Introducing Our Guest Pawlumnist, Frankie

What is it like being a dog in Houston? Awesome.

06/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Meeting-of-the-Divas Edition

Who's the bigger diva, Trixie Mattel or Max the Sea Lion? You decide.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

How to Accidentally Grow a Tree in Your College Apartment

On coming of age in Houston.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Perfect Party: Of-Beans-and-Basketball-Edition

Anish Kapoor gets the seat of honor for reigniting the great Bayou vs. Windy City debate.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Put Away That Same Old Shabby Dress and Treat Yourself

In which our guide to the 100 best shops in Houston serves as a reminder to this editor.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Perfect Party April 2018: Golden-Rule Edition

If David Lee Roth is playing at the HGO gala, then he's a Perfect Party guest of honor.

03/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

When You Find Out You're More Cabo Than You Thought

A trip to a beautiful new resort in Todos Santos, Mexico, leads to a night of mischief.

03/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Word of Warning About This Month's Issue

Tacos + beer + Astros + Houstonians = trouble.

03/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Beach Break!

The Bright 'Side: A Day at Surfside Beach

A laidback fishing village where anything goes.

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

March's Perfect Party: So-Many-Questions Edition

Does the world really need a movie about Hurricane Harvey?

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Six Months Later, the Memory of Harvey Lingers

"In many ways, the city has picked itself up and moved on. Except for where it hasn't."

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Farm Fresh

The Definitive Guide to Houston's Farmers Markets

Where to find the freshest food in the Bayou City.

01/30/2018 By Alice Levitt, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

February's Perfect Party: Apologies to Garth Edition

Country stars kicking off the rodeo, athletes of all stripes, and—of course—visiting drag queens are invited.

01/30/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Dedication to All the Amazing Women in My Life

"They’ve endured so much while they’ve seen the world around them change—in some ways, especially lately, for the better."

01/30/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: It's-Been-a-Year Edition

Are we inviting Karen Fonseca? Of course.

12/29/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Long Weekend Trips

Go on a Foodie Tour of San Antonio

Here's what you should eat besides Tex-Mex and barbecue.

12/29/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Stepping Out in San Antonio

In which we learn that the Riverwalk is much more than a tourist trap.

12/29/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Holy Mother

It Snowed and We Are Beside Ourselves

Go outside! Right now! Before it melts!

12/08/2017 By Catherine Matusow