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). 

I voted!

One Million People Have Voted in Harris County. Here are Some of Y'all's Faces

Why people are voting this year, from the people themselves.

10/23/2020 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt

2020

6 Takeaways from Mayor Turner's State of the City Address

The mayor discussed Covid-19, police reform, Silicon Bayou, the city budget, and other initiatives.

10/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Recovery meets education

How One Local High School Is Helping Teens in Recovery

Archway Academy works with adolescents with substance use disorder, who’ve struggled in traditional schools.

10/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A safety roadmap

Mayor’s Task Force Provides Guidelines on Resuming Religious Services

The guidelines come as faith-based organizations announce reopening plans.

10/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Raising awareness

Mayor Turner Declares October 15 “White Cane Safety Day”

The day commemorates and raises awareness for Houston's blind and visually impaired communities.

10/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Ummm, what?

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Just Sassed the Astros

During the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the senator called the team “miserable cheaters.” Houston leaders weren't having it.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Democracy in practice

Send Us Your "I Voted" Selfies

And we'll feature you on our website.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

I got bingo!

Go Vote, Then Play Election Bingo

Have some civically minded fun and games.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll With Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Road Warriors Give Us Their Recommendations for Heading out to See America

We hit up road-trip veterans via social media for what they love about RVing.

10/07/2020 Edited by Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Glamp It up with These RV Camping Accessories

Your luxe packing list.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

5 Things to Consider If You’re Taking an RV out on the Road

Know the answers to these burning questions before burning rubber.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Get Lost in the Davis Mountains

A desert oasis in West Texas.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s off for the races

Houston Marathon Goes Virtual in 2021

Folks now have a 10-day period to complete the 49th annual marathon. Here's how.

10/05/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The heart of the problem

Texas Heart Institute Launches New Medical Group

The famous research institution is treating patients clinically for the first time.

10/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Good as hell news

Lizzo Received 11 Billboard Music Awards Nominations Tuesday

Plus, several other Houston performers were nominated for the 2020 awards.

09/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The social-distancing social

Houston Is One of the Biggest Virtual Partying Cities in the U.S.

According to a new study from Evite, the Bayou City kept calm and virtually partied on in 2020.

09/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

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