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.

Ice House

September's Perfect Party

Here's who we want to hang out with: Grandma-Gunn edition.

08/22/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

When It Comes to Home Design, It Pays to Consult the Experts

What does your home say about you?

08/22/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Book Club

These Bayou City Books Need to Be in Your Beach Bag

Don your sunglasses and curl up under an umbrella with one of these engrossing, Houston-set tomes.

07/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

August’s Perfect Party

The shock-and-awesomeness edition.

07/18/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Houston's Greatest Asset? Houstonians Themselves

New York’s great to visit, but Houston is home.

07/18/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

July’s Perfect Party

Bachata-or-bust edition.

06/20/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

One Cool Trick for Your Dog—and You

And all it takes is a tiny green backpack.

06/20/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

June’s Perfect Party

Okay-fine-we-watch-RHOD edition.

05/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

Have You Ever Pulled Up To a Restaurant on a Boat?

If you live in Midtown, Clear Lake may seem like another country. But we promise you: It’s not as far as you think.

05/31/2016 By Catherine Matusow

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