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). 

They Held it Down

Houston Dash Celebrates Its Championship Win with a Drive-Thru Party

After winning the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup on July 26, the pro soccer team hosted a victory celebration July 30.

07/31/2020 Photography by Jeff Fitlow By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s a Big Deal

One Houston Doctor Is Pressing Pause on the Current Culture Surrounding Menopause

Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith opened Complete Midlife Wellness Center on July 1 and is publishing a book about midlife intimacy in September.

07/31/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Congratulations!

Houston Dash Wins Its First Championship

The team kicked the competition away at the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup.

07/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rain, rain, go away

There's a Tropical Storm This Weekend, More Rain Next Week

The weather is rapidly changing, but bet on getting wet over the next few days.

07/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Safety

School Districts Could Lose Funding If They Follow Local Health Mandates

TEA reverses course after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks out.

07/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Oh no

It's Been a Crazy Week for Houston Celebrities

Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills and rapper Trae Tha Truth were arrested at a protest, Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the foot, and Rockets guard Russell Westbrook has COVID-19.

07/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s move

How the Coronavirus Has Hit Houston’s Housing Market

After a tough April and May, home sales were up in June.

07/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

"Clear and Present Danger"

Federal Judge Says Texas GOP Convention Can Happen In-Person after All

The announcement came Friday.

07/08/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

One donation saves three lives

Donate Blood This Week at the Health Museum's Community Drive

Donors will also get free antibody testing.

06/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service

Gov. Abbott Issues a Statewide Face Mask Order

The order mandates local businesses to require customers and employees to wear masks.

06/19/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Father's Day

Our Favorite Corny Jokes to Tell Around the Dinner Table

Hi, I Love Dad Jokes. I'm Dad.

06/18/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

It's been a year, y'all.

Stock Dad's Bar Cart with Luxury this Father's Day

Life's a bit on the rocks right now. Here are some gifts to help the day go down smooth.

06/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take your shot

Uninsured Children Can Get Free Immunizations Today at Northwest Assistance Ministries

We're living through a pandemic, so it's a good idea to boost your immune system.

06/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Subtle elegance

Pamper Your Feet at This New Luxury Shoe Store in River Oaks

Clorinda Antinori designs high-end leather footwear for the working Houstonian.

06/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Go with the flow

Float the Medina River

Ride a tube right through a fairy tale.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

No more handshakes

The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

We talked to three local experts about what the workplace is going to look like after the coronavirus crisis.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Class of COVID-19

A High School Graduation You'll Never Forget

Instead of the traditional ceremony, area high school students attended a special, socially distanced graduation celebration last Friday.

06/08/2020 Photography by Anthony Rathbun By Catherine Wendlandt

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