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.

Editor's Note

When the Great Hurricane Came

When a storm story reaches the great-grandchildren, you know it was bad.

07/18/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

July's Perfect Party: Got-a-Gig Edition

'Tis the month for Houstonians and Newstonians to get new jobs.

06/22/2017 By Catherine Matusow

The High Life

This Summer's Guide to the Coolest Mountain Getaways

It’s hot, Houston. Head for the hills—no, make that mountains.

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow, Katharine Shilcutt, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Melissa Fields

The High Life

Take a Road Trip to Arkansas's Marvelous Ouachita Mountains

Mount Magazine offers the highest elevation in the Ouachitas—and it's less than a day's drive away!

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

The Delicious Sensation of Trading Houston's Heat for Higher Altitudes

"I felt so far removed from the boiling cauldron that is the Bayou City in summertime, but I knew that the mountains were exactly where I wanted to be."

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

The Gulf Coast's 6 Most Alluring Spots for Pier Fishing

Including three prime piers in Galveston, top dolphin-spotting, and where to go shark-fishing.

06/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Is-All-News-Really-Good-News Edition

Houston has seen it all lately, from illegal seafood scams to baby giraffes.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

When a Tale of Torture Is Oddly Relaxing

Reading a novel—no matter how gruesome the plot—is one way to relax during Houston summers.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

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