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). 

Very Houston News 

Don’t Let One Guy on Twitter Lie to You: Houston’s in the South

Plus, shoot for the stars. Even if you miss, at least you have a cool spaceport.

06/11/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Who's calling the shots?

Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Passports in Texas

Cruise line Carnival announced today that it will require proof of vaccination on its ships, two of which are docked in Galveston, but the governor's rebuttal includes a ban on vaccine requirements for any business operating in Texas.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Now Think About Your Dad

This Father's Day, Find a Local Gift for Each Type of Houston Dad

A card and mug? Again? This Father’s Day (June 20), we promise to plop only perfectly curated presents into the gift bags of our very peculiar Houston dads—you know the ones.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

The Space City Weather App Is Finally Here. Now Go Do an Anti-Rain Dance

Will we ever see the sun again? Plus news about the “Be Someone” bridge and George Lopez. 

06/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s Pride Month, y’all 

5 Houston-Themed T-Shirts to Show Your Pride

We’re all about love in the Bayou City. 

06/03/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

Simone Biles ... We're Not Worthy

In this week’s installment, we talk about our hometown hero, basketball, and, because sure, Darth Vader. 

05/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Out on the 'ton

5 Outfits to Rock Regencycore in Houston This Summer 

We’re hopping in the carriage and donning the puffy sleeves. 

05/27/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Time to Shine 

A Look at the Houstonians on Reality TV Right Now

From "The Bachelorette" to Bravo, Houstonians are popping up all over the place. 

05/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

All of the cuddles

How Our Pets Saved Us during the Pandemic

The Houstonia staff reflects on how our furry (and feathered) friends helped us through working from home.

05/20/2021 By Houstonia Staff

Time to redecorate 

Houston Is Finally Getting a CB2 

The eclectically modern home goods and furniture store will open in Rice Village next month. 

05/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The cowboy rides back 

George Strait to Headline 2022 RodeoHouston’s Final Night 

The King of Country is coming back for the rodeo’s 90th anniversary. 

05/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Vroom Vroom

Here's What We Loved about Art Car This Year

It's wasn't the parade we're used to, but the three-day festival-like experience was a ride.

05/17/2021 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

Very Houston News

Let’s Talk about Tigers and 50 Cent Memes 

Plus, we’re looking at some questionable 'best of' lists.

05/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Masks off? 

The CDC: Return to Normal, If You’re Vaxed 

The federal agency updated its Covid-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated people once again Thursday. So what can you actually do?

05/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Staycation 

TripAdvisor Just Named This Houston Hotel One of the Best in the U.S.

Have you ever stayed in The Lancaster Hotel? 

05/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Nature and vacation

Our 5 Favorite Pieces in the Kendra Scott Summer Collection

It’s time to get dressed up again.

05/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Big News

FDA Expands Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine to Kids Age 12 and Older

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency-use authorization to include younger ages Monday.

05/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

100K Astroworld Tickets Sold Out in an Hour This Week

Houstonians were almost too excited over music fest tickets. Plus, Beyoncé met Selena at the mall. 

05/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get that Instagram look 

Shop Like an Influencer at This Closet Sale 

Local bloggers are selling off their designer clothes on May 19. 

05/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt