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.

Heroes of Harvey

Norma Porter and Barb Hankins: The Dynamic Duo

From Memphis and Manvel, a tale of flooding, friendship, and neighbors helping neighbors.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Perfect Party: Non-Houston-Celebrities Rebuilding Houston Edition

These famous faces helped Houston post-Harvey even though they aren't from here.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

After Harvey, a Day to Remember

August 30 was a beautiful day in Houston. But I couldn't enjoy it.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

We Found Houston’s Destination for 'Accidentally Healthy' Cuisine

Even the toughest of tough customers will love this place.

08/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

September’s Perfect Party: Good-Sad-Heartbreaking Edition

In which we don’t invite the state senators who would make life more difficult for a 7-year-old girl.

08/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

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