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). 

Let’s party

Junior League of Houston Raises $600K at Its Virtual Gala

On May 1, guests celebrated the League from the comfort of their own homes.

10:32am By Catherine Wendlandt

Welcome! 

So 50 Cent Moved to Houston? 

In a cryptic tweet Tuesday morning, the rap legend announced his big move to the Bayou City, plus a new TV show. 

05/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

The Great Texas Golf Guide

Everything you need to know before you tee off in Houston and across the state.

05/03/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, Denise Cathey, and Emma Schkloven

A birthday present for HTown

Travis Scott's Astroworld Tickets Go on Sale Wednesday 

The Houston rapper dropped dates for his hotly anticipated annual music festival on Friday, which, coincidentally, is also his birthday. 

04/30/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

Our Favorite Houston-Area Golf Courses

The local clubs you need to know about

04/30/2021 By Denise Cathey, Timothy Malcolm, and Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

9 Great Golf Gets and Gadgets

A little birdie tells you what to buy.

04/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

A brief timeline 

Ed Gonzalez Has Been Serving Harris County for Years. Now, He’s to Head ICE

President Joe Biden tapped Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to head up the federal immigration agency Tuesday. We’re taking a look back at his career. 

04/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go outside

I’m Fully Vaccinated. What Can I Actually Do Now? 

The CDC released new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people Tuesday. 

04/27/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

You Get a Book!

Oprah Winfrey Is Coming (Virtually) to Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop will host Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry for a discussion of their new book, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing,” on May 3.

04/26/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

it's easy being green

10 Lean Green Living Ideas to Help Save the Planet

Here're a few items to aide your efforts to live more sustainably in Houston.

04/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Go us

Houston Is the Most Diverse City in America 

A new WalletHub study confirms what most Bayou City residents already knew. 

04/21/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

You won’t miss this shot

You Don’t Need an Appointment Anymore to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

All you need to do is show up to NRG.

04/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Fair-Feathered Friends

It’s Time to Turn out Your Lights at Night, Houston

Help protect the thousands of birds migrating through our region this season. 

04/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

your new standard of living

5 Things We Love about the New OKA Furniture Store

The posh British brand features curated, colorful, and functional pieces perfect for any home.

04/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go shopping 

Retail Roundup: Big Store Openings 

Plus, get your outdoor space summer-ready with this luxurious new patio collection.

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The Guilty Party

The Secret Symptom of Covid-19

What happens when your shame is just as bad as the coronavirus?

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

An explainer 

CDC Advisors: You Can Resume the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The one-dose vaccine was paused after it caused dangerous blood clots in rare cases.  

04/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Oh no!

Here’s What We Know about the Wildfire at Big Bend National Park

The fire has burned more than 800 acres in the Chisos Mountains over five days. 

04/12/2021 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go to the mall … uh ... NRG

Peep into What’s Awaiting at the Spring Nutcracker Market 

We got a sneak peek at the merchants coming to this year’s shopping spree. 

04/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Play ball

Fans Can Go Back to Minute Maid Park, But Here are the Rules

To keep people safe from Covid-19, the Astros have implemented new safety regulations.

04/08/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt