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). 

Merry and bright 

Add Houston Botanic Garden to Your Holiday Lights Bucket List

Lightscape is bringing a one-mile trail of holiday cheer to Houston this November.

12:52pm By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News

Questionable Ranking Lists, Houston's Most Eligible Dog, and Spaceships

It's been a doozy of a week.

07/23/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Only the finer things 

JOEY Uptown Is Finally Opening At The Houston Galleria Next Week

Relax after a day of retail therapy at this upscale, new restaurant, which opens July 28.

07/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Team Spirit

Every Houstonian Competing in This Year’s Olympics

How they’re doing and when to watch them. 

07/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt With Jaisal Kalapatapu, Danielle Wright, and Carolina Larracilla

Ready to move?

3 Local Johnson Development Projects Named Top Master-Planned Communities In The U.S.

It’s time to move out to the suburbs.

07/21/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Uh oh 

What Happened at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown This Weekend? 

A chemical leak sickened dozens of park goers July 17. 

07/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Lifting the Fog

Celebrate Community with Your Favorite Local LGBTQ+ Authors at Axelrad

“Home is Where You Queer Your Heart” tells stories of chosen family and community.

07/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

The Medical Center’s Spires Are Gone, But Spanish Village Is Saved

Plus, why we’re thunder-stuck. 

07/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

713 Day

Can You Win Houston Bingo?

You know you're a Houstonian when you ...

07/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll/Shutterstock: ledokolua

Very Houston News

Lake Conroe Gator Says “See You Later”

Plus, we’re picking a fight with Chicago and one Astros fan picks a fight with Oakland. 

07/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Throw it out

Tyson Recalls 30 Chicken Products after Listeria Outbreak

30 ready-to-eat chicken products are being pulled from shelves. 

07/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Woof

What’s the Most Spoiled Dog Breed in Houston?

We’ve got the most important news you’ll read all week. 

07/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

Houston’s Celebs Are Just Better Than Yours 

Just another roundup of Bayou City celebrities doing cool things. 

07/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Date night just got better

Picnic All Summer Long at the Houston Arboretum 

The nature center is offering Saturday evening picnic baskets through August. 

07/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

U. S. of A.

Just 9 Things You Need for Fourth of July Celebrations

We’ve rounded up accessories, decor, ice pops, and more for your Independence Day party.

06/30/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Anyone need a job?

Amazon Wants to Make CityCentre a Tech Hub 

The technology and e-commerce giant is expanding its Houston offices.

06/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s get married

How to Elope in Houston

From the legal logistics to finding a venue, we’ve got the ultimate guide to getting hitched fast in the Bayou City.

06/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt and Houstonia Staff Illustrations by Chris Vela

Very Houston News 

Travis Scott Is Basically Willy Wonka Now

Win free tickets to Astroworld by drinking the Houston rapper’s hard seltzer. Plus more ticket news. 

06/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Black-tie affair

Cotton Holdings Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary with a Blowout Party

In-person galas are back, y'all. 

06/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt