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

Rest-in-peace-Duke-the-dog-edition

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

A Family Guide to Houston

How to Be the World’s Best Aunt

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow shares her secrets.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

A Family Guide to Houston

The Grandest Parents: a Spirited Guide to Overindulgence

Finally—finally!—you have a grandchild or two to spoil rotten. Here’s where to start.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Civil Rights

Meet the Pastor Trying to Overturn HERO

Willie Ray Davis is a pillar of Houston’s African-American community. So why is he trying to overturn the new equal rights ordinance?

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

August’s Perfect Party

Our party guests agree: it’s good to have goals.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

How the West Was Spun

Cowboys, culture, and comestibles: a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards of 2014

06/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Interview

Tackling the HPV Vaccine’s Image Problem

HPV and the slew of cancers it can cause are entirely preventable—that is, if you can get parents on board with the vaccine.

06/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

July’s Perfect Party

This month, it’s too hot to do anything but grin stupidly at cute things.

06/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

H-Town diary

Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Summer Fitness

For Kids Playing Outdoors, a Heat Advisory

Remember: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

Interview: Jennifer Mathieu, Author

A new young-adult novel aims to tell the truth about “sluts” and “players”.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Gather ’Round!

June’s Perfect Party

Summer always feels like a time for new beginnings, so this month we choose guests who will get in on the spirit.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Summer Fitness

Beat the Heat: Four Summer-Friendly Exercise Alternatives

Workouts delightful, even when the weather outside is frightful

05/01/2014 By Kerry H., John Lomax, Katharine Shilcutt, Chris Abshire, and Catherine Matusow

Sponsored

Little Patients: More Than Just Small Adults

In the days before there was a field of children’s medicine, doctors treated young patients like small adults. We’ve come a long way since.

05/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

52 Road Trips

5 Girls’ Weekends for You and Your Friends

Grab the girls, get the car, and go off on one of our glorious, glamorous girls’ getaways!

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

52 Road Trips

Romantic Weekend Getaways

Virginia may be nice, but Texas (and New Orleans!) are for lovers.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House Interview

What Would It Take for You to Care About Smog?

Our air quality problems may be less visible than in the past—but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Personalities

May’s Perfect Party

When people care deeply about something, we care deeply about partying with them.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

The Perfect Island Getaway...Most of the Time

Snorkeling, relaxation, staring down the President of Honduras—all in a day’s work visiting Roatán.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Interviews

Ice House Interview: Pledging Ourselves to Allegiance

We sit down with Tom Abrahams, author and Channel 13 reporter, to discuss his new book set in Houston.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow