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.

Feature

Great Escapes: Austin

Relax at a Hill Country spa, where you leave life to come back to it.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

Great Escapes

Take the trip of a lifetime this summer.

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Catherine Matusow, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

June’s Perfect Party

We’ve been pondering the big questions of late, and invited guests who have the answers.

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Chris Danger

Playing It Cool

Should Air Conditioning Be a Basic Human Right?

Our city owes its life to A/C, and raises the question: is the unconditioned life worth living?

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Sponsored Content

Pregnant After 40: One Woman’s Journey

Plus: an advanced age pregnancy checklist

05/31/2015 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Charles Ford Illustrations by Zara Picken

Travel

We Drove an RV to a Lake Charles Casino, and You Can Too

Driving your home to the Golden Nugget is an experience everyone should try.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Perfect Party

May’s Perfect Party

This month, there’s no question about whom we’re seating at the head of the table.

05/03/2015 Photography by Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Thanks, Mom

In honor of Mother's Day, we remind you—and your mom—what she went through for you.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

April’s Perfect Party

In which we answer the question on everyone’s mind: How do I get invited to this perfect party of yours?

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

New Rail Lines and Bus Routes Mark a Turning Point for METRO

Houston’s mass transit system has quietly and intelligently adapted to meet the city’s growing needs.

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow

News

The Complicated Truth About Children and Drowning

How can something so preventable happen so disturbingly often?

03/30/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Pets Guide

6 Places to Pamper Your Pet

Pet owners who demand the very best for your four-legged friends, this is for you.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow and Michael Hardy

Open Road

Take the Cruise That Has Everybody Talking

A seven-day Royal Caribbean excursion offers everything but quiet.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Pets Guide

4 Pet Shops for Exotic Tastes

If dogs and cats just aren’t for you, these stores can fulfill all tastes unconventional.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

March’s Perfect Party: A Month of Comings and Goings

We’re inviting Houstonians both coming and going to our nasty little soiree.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Field of Vision

Can One Man Save 10,000 Children?

Along the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, thousands of children are pressed into slavery. Chris Field’s goal is to save them all.

03/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Get Your Tickets!

Head Up 290 to the Austin Food + Wine Festival

A monster event right up the road

02/19/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Spring Gardening Guide

How to Grow Your Garden Without Breaking the Bank

A luxurious garden need not cost a fortune.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Boom or Bust

Meet the Real Estate Agent to the Energy Industry

Whether you think the oil market is “shifting,” “adjusting,” or “softening”—Michele Marano isn’t worried.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

Keep it lively, folks!

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Chris Danger