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). 

Online shopping

How To Shop Local During the Coronavirus Crisis

Here are the different ways you can support Houston businesses.

03/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Together we stand

How To Help Out in Houston Right Now

We're pulling together a list of all of the ways Houstonians can aid their communities during COVID-19.

03/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Try not to sneeze.

How Is COVID-19 Different from Hay Fever?

It’s a really bad time to have allergies.

03/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School's out

A List of Houston School Closures

How long will classes be cancelled?

03/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Feed the Kids

Kids' Meals Is Asking for Help Feeding Houston's Most In-Need Children

The organization expects an influx of families who will need free meals because of the COVID-19 crisis.

03/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Meals on Wheels

Interfaith Ministries Needs Donations to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis

The organization plans to deliver week-long emergency food kits to homebound seniors, but needs help financing the project.

03/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Como la flor

Tejano Legend Selena to be Inducted into RodeoHouston's Star Trail of Fame

The late singer last performed at the rodeo 25 years ago.

03/06/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All week long

9 Spring Break Camps and Activities to Do with Your Kids This Year

Your little ones can learn how to fold origami, become space explorers, and even write their own plays.

03/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Glitz and Gold

Houston Ballet Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary With a Party for the Ages

The ball at the Wortham Theater Center raised almost $1.8 million.

02/28/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A presidential portrait

Go See George W. Bush's Paintings at the Julia Ideson Building

The former president's "Portraits of Courage" traveling exhibit profiles and honors post-9/11 veterans.

02/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

History in the making

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month This February

Whether you’re a history-buff, a theater-lover or an outdoorsman, there’s something for everyone.

02/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

Cover your cough

Will I Get the Coronavirus in Houston?

You're more likely to get the flu.

01/31/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Everything You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines

What the vaccines do and where to get them.

08/15/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Good-to-know Info

Report: Poor Staffing Ratings In Houston Nursing Homes

More than half of Houston nursing homes reviewed were found to have low staff-to-patient ratios.

08/14/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Good God

Why You Should Give Houston's Tackiest Art Experience A Chance

You have until Labor Day to experience Houston's take on the Sistine Chapel.

08/08/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Snack Time

Peep This Cute Dessert Menu, Complete With Painting Classes

The offerings at Honey Art Cafe can't help but fill up Instagram feeds.

08/01/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Penty Beauty

Houston Really, Really Liked the Pentatonix Concert (and So Did We)

Sunday night at the Pavilion was aca-awesome.

07/30/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Wristband City

You Have No Excuse: Food Festivals Galore This Weekend

Here's a rundown of all the ways you can gorge yourself in a confined outdoor space.

07/26/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hit The Road

These Are the Best Drive-Thru Safaris in Texas

They're cooler than the zoo, and cheaper than a trip to Africa.

07/11/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Summer Travel

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Barcelona

Picasso, Gaudi, the Mediterranean, and you.

07/06/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt