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

May's Perfect Party: The Skype Happy Hour Edition

This month we're inviting the leaders who've helped Houston navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Don't Touch Your Face

Social Distancing Is Hard

Our EIC Cathy Matusow's last editor's note.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A New Age of Houston BBQ

Smoke it up.

04/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Bring It On Home

Our Favorite Take-Out Food Experiences

Houstonia staffers keep writing about delicious meals ... just in different circumstances.

03/24/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Central America

Seven immigrants from Central America share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Catherine Matusow, Gwendolyn Knapp, Schaefer Edwards, and Erica Hernandez

Cit of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Asia

Nine immigrants from all across Asia share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, Jeff Balke, and Catherine Matusow

City of Dreams

Finding a Home a World Away: Middle East

Eight Middle Eastern immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, Catherine Matusow, and Erica Hernandez

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March's Perfect Party: The Rah-Rah-Dash Edition

This month we're inviting a Houston Dash player, a super smart septuagenarian, and a bloodthirsty squirrel.

03/02/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Life in Friendships

Houston's diversity makes us all better.

03/02/2020 By Catherine Matusow

For The Birds

The Effects of a Backyard Bird Feeder

Everyone loves the bird feeder: the birds, a squirrel, and even our cat.

01/30/2020 By Catherine Matusow

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

Barbecue pitmasters will always have a seat at our table.

01/30/2020 By Catherine Matusow

A Trip Through Time

An Editor's Evolution

Who was that person who hated leftovers, anyway?

12/27/2019 By Catherine Matusow

ICE HOUSE

January’s Perfect Party: A-Star-Is-Born Edition

The first fete of the new decade calls for a feline guest of honor.

12/27/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: Yassssss-Queen Edition

This month’s guests are royalty in our eyes.

12/01/2019 By Catherine Matusow

In With the New

Rediscovering Houston’s Bar Scene

A trip to a new local watering hole makes one editor feel young again.

12/01/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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

Perfect Party

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