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). 

Q & A

Meet The First Houstonian In Space

Walker is the work of science fiction.

09/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Open Road

5 Texas Day Trips To Take This Fall

Grab your flannels and jeans for the ultimate family fall road trip to these Texas hot spots.

09/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt and Rebekah Kibodeaux

Homecoming

Clear Eyes, Full Mums, Can’t Lose

A step-by-step guide to the trendiest accessory down south every fall.

09/08/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Wanna Get Away?

The Coast is Clear: 5 Beach Escapes Just a Single Flight Away

Pack your floppy hat and a good book for these sandy vacays, near and far.

07/30/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Laura Furr Mericas

DOGust 

Play with Dogs at Woodshed Smokehouse This August 

Every Sunday, Lola’s Lucky Day will bring rescue pups to the Levy Park bbq joint. 

07/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rest Easy

Texans Say Goodbye to Dusty Hill 

Texans react on social media.

07/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Wanna Get Away?

5 Weekend Vacations You Need to Take

From Mexico City to Nashville, here are cities where you can pack it all in on a Friday through Sunday (or a Monday if you’ve got vacation days to spare).

07/28/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Laura Furr Mericas, and Catherine Wendlandt

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.

07/26/2021 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