A native Austinite, Catherine Wendlandt spent almost six years in the Midwest for college and graduate school at the University of Missouri (MIZ). While there, she talked about Texas and missed queso so much she had to come back. 

In school, she worked as a city government reporter and page designer for the Columbia Missourian, a communications intern at a local jazz company, a food editor and later the managing editor at Vox Magazine, and a research assistant for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She's worked in Missouri, Dallas, and Barcelona, Spain, and interned for Houstonia in 2018, when she fell in love with everything about the city, except maybe the traffic and mosquitos. 

When she's not at work, you can find Catherine curled up reading a good book, out exploring local parks, taking lots of sunset pictures, and trying to pet every dog she sees (in spite of the allergies). 

It’s a democracy, y’all 

Where Can I Register to Vote in Houston? 

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

09/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The 15-percent rule

Hospitalizations Are the Key to Texas Reopenings, Abbott Announces

Regions with low Covid-19 hospitalization rates can begin expanding reopenings immediately.

09/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Shop ‘til you drop … on the couch

The Nutcracker Market Moves Online This November

You’ll have a whole month to get your holiday shopping done, though.

09/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Small steps

Houston Will Begin Allowing Some Live Events Again

The decision comes after a significant drop in the city's Covid-19 positivity rate.

09/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A Sappy Post

Buy an Engagement Ring from Zadok, and They’ll Plant a Tree in Your Honor

The decades-old Houston jewelry store is partnering with Trees For Houston on this initiative.

09/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Top Doctors 2020

The Public Face of Houston's Fight Against Covid-19

Something bad has happened if you're seeing Dr. David Persse on TV.

09/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Knock, knock

Houston Is Launching a Citywide Antibody Testing Study

The survey is in partnership with the CDC. Baylor College of Medicine, and Rice University.

09/02/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Pay it forward

Local Celebrities Are Organizing a Citywide Hurricane Laura Donations Drive

Mattress Mack, Trae Tha Truth, and more are coming together to help out.

09/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

HOU Can Help

How You Can Support Hurricane Laura Victims

Here's where you can volunteer or make donations.

08/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Getting Ready

Houston-area Hurricane Laura Closures

We’ve pulled together a list of what's not going on.

08/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Some retail therapy

Retail Roundup: What Opened This Summer and What’s Coming This Fall

Lots of shoes and lots of spas.

08/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Proactive steps

How to Prep Your House for a Hurricane

The folks at John Moore give us short-term tips to prepare for the upcoming storms, as well as long-term advice.

08/24/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Drip, drip, drip

Give Your Immune System a Boost at this Pop-Up Event Friday

Bounce Hydration will be administering IV drips and antibody testing 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

08/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Warm smiles

Find Cookies and a Pool at This Montrose Dentist's Office

Dentist Randy Mitchmore will ease your mind and fix your teeth.

08/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A lifetime ago

75 Years Later, Local Veterans Reflect on World War II

Three former soldiers tell us their stories from the war and share what their time in the service meant.

08/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Wearing Luxury

Find Amazing Deals at the Tootsies and Norton Ditto Pop-Up Shop

The collaboration between the legendary women's and men's clothing stores means sales of up to 75-percent off.

08/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Keeping Folks Safe

Slim Thug Just Launched a Line of Affordable PPE

The iconic rapper wants to help protect people from getting COVID-19 like he did.

08/03/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

They Held it Down

Houston Dash Celebrates Its Championship Win with a Drive-Thru Party

After winning the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup on July 26, the pro soccer team hosted a victory celebration July 30.

07/31/2020 Photography by Jeff Fitlow By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s a Big Deal

One Houston Doctor Is Pressing Pause on the Current Culture Surrounding Menopause

Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith opened Complete Midlife Wellness Center on July 1 and is publishing a book about midlife intimacy in September.

07/31/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Congratulations!

Houston Dash Wins Its First Championship

The team kicked the competition away at the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup.

07/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt