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.

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Fishermen (And the Wannabe Fishermen): Lake Livingston State Park

Think you can beat the record catch at Lake Livingston? You'll have to hook a 115-pound catfish first.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

May's Perfect Party

The exclamation-point-happy edition.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Taking the Scenic Route with Park Ranger Joel

Sometimes you want to go where everybody chants Joel's name.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Life in the Swamp

Houston, Under Water Again

City officials are calling the flooding "a historic event."

04/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

April’s Perfect Party

Time to bring out a table for the tough and the brave.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Who Else Threw a Basketball Over Their Neighbor’s Fence?

There’s a word for the community that shaped you: neighbors.

03/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Better with Butter

To-Die-For Recipe: Brennan’s Pasta Ellen

Cook like the pros.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

March’s Perfect Party

The put-us-next-to-Rihanna-edition.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Seafood in a Butter Place

Some dishes just taste better by the water.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we say: Just book it.

02/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Those Isabella Nights

Editing this year’s apartment guide brought back Midtown memories of my first real place.

02/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

Lou Weaver: A Hero for HERO

A local man is fighting for everyone's rights, including his own.

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Perfect Party: The Intriguing Eight

As the new year begins, we look to eight inspiring individuals for fresh ideas.

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor's Note

Lost Highway

"A road trip is a way to get to know someone–for good or ill."

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

December’s Perfect Party

Let’s fight off those winter doldrums with a stick, shall we?

11/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Oil Prices

The Upside of Down

Inside Houston’s it’s-complicated relationship with the price of oil.

11/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Love Lox

A mishmash of holiday rituals is Houston in a nutshell.

11/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Sports

The Game That Keeps On Giving

International tennis star Zina Garrison teams with UH to provide young athletes the same opportunities she was once given.

11/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

November’s Perfect Party

You know what? This month we’re going to let it all hang out.

11/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow