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

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

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: Everybody-Is-Comin'-To-Town Edition

Your family members aren't the only ones visiting during the holidays.

12/04/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

A Farewell to a Hero

In memory of Houstonian Seth Stone, a decorated Navy SEAL Commander, poet and friend.

12/04/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

Recipe: Brasserie 19’s Showstopping Spiced Apple Galettes

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with this fancy dessert.

10/30/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

November's Perfect Party: Everybody's Suing Somebody Edition

Some legit lawsuits, some not-so-legit

10/30/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

When Bad Dates Go Good

Here's to weird beginnings and happy endings.

10/30/2017 By Catherine Matusow

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

October's 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