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). 

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray

First Amendment

Know Your Basic Rights at a Protest

As crowds around Houston rally in protest of George Floyd's death, it is important to understand what you can and cannot do.

06/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cautiously and joyfully

One Week after Re-Opening, DEFINE Body & Mind Is Getting Back into Its Groove

The boutique fitness studio's founder talks the shutdown's impact and how they are proceeding forward as safely as possible.

05/28/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get up and stretch!

The Truth Behind Your Working-from-home Back Pain, and What to Do about It

A local chiropractor gives us tips on how to destress our bodies after weeks of the home office life.

05/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cannonball!

JDRF's Virtual Gala Raises More Than $1.2 Million

In black tie and pjs, guests came together online to support type 1 diabetes research.

05/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

What to know before you grow

What Should Beginning Gardeners Plant in Their Yards?

The secret to getting that “Secret Garden” look.

05/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Phase 2 is Here

A Handy Calendar of What Businesses Can Reopen in Texas and When

Plus, the state’s safety recommendations for operators and you.

05/19/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Eid Mubarak

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr with Two Weeks of Virtual Programs

Beginning May 18, Asia Society Texas will share daily online events to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

05/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Sniffing out answers

How Smell Loss Can Be a Sign of the Coronavirus

The CDC added loss of smell to its list of COVID-19 symptoms. We asked a local ENT why.

05/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

In deep waters

Watch This Houston Mother-daughter Duo on Shark Tank This Week

The two will face the sharks on May 6 pitch their gadget for grandparents.

05/05/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The virus isn’t gone

Harris County Extends Stay-Home Orders Until May 20

We breakdown how Hidalgo’s order relates to Gov. Abbott’s plan to reopen the state.

05/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Love in the Time of Corona

6 Ways to Propose While Still Social Distancing

Love isn’t canceled.

04/30/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

6 feet of separation

Scenes from a Socially Distanced Houston

Life as we once knew it has changed as Houstonians navigate the Coronavirus crisis.

04/24/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Photography by Daniel Kramer

It's called fashion, darling

Houston's Face Mask Fashion

We might be living in a masquerade of sorts, but at least we can look good while staying healthy.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Operating on the shoulders of history

A Local E.R. Doctor and Former Astronaut Talks Coronavirus in Houston

Dr. William Fisher, a former astronaut and father of Fox News Correspondent Kristin Fisher, explains what it's like in the hospitals, what we learned from the 1918 Spanish flu, and why he's more afraid to go into work now than he was to go into space.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cover your mouth

Governor Says Harris County Cannot Enforce Order for Residents to Wear Face Masks

Gov. Greg Abbott basically cancelled out Hidalgo's order Monday.

04/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

COVID-19 and taxes

Today Was Tax Day. What Do I Do Now?

Houstonians didn't have to pay their taxes on April 15, but they will eventually. Here's what you should know.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Fashion, thy name is face mask

Send Us Photos of Your Face Masks, And We'll Have a Fashion Show (Virtually)

We all have to wear masks now, so we might as well look good.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

"Not Doing Things"

One Houston Native Is Selling Hats To Support Healthcare Workers in New York

Emily Brill's hats started out as a joke. Now, she's using them to help out.

04/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

We love you, Houston

Images of Hope: The Houston Hope Project

We’ve invited the community to submit photos that are uplifting, show works of beauty, or celebrate acts of kindness during these trying times.

04/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt