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). 

Very Houston News 

Travis Scott Is Basically Willy Wonka Now

Win free tickets to Astroworld by drinking the Houston rapper’s hard seltzer. Plus more ticket news. 

06/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Black-tie affair

Cotton Holdings Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary with a Blowout Party

In-person galas are back, y'all. 

06/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Twist your fork 

Mangia! One Fifth Is Going Italian 

Indulge in nostalgia, red sauce glory, and your favorite pastas. 

06/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

First look 

The New CB2 Is Bright and Dreamy

The home furnishing store officially opened its Houston storefront last week.

06/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Vey Houston News 

What’s the Deal with Houston and Cannonballs? 

Plus, even more weird city rankings. 

06/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Ready for my glow up

Get Your Hair Done at the Best Salon in the Country 

In case you missed it: Therapy Hair Studio was recently named “Salon Today’s” 2021 Salon of the Year Grand-Prize Honoree.

06/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Some happy news

MacKenzie Scott Just Gave Millions to 2 More Houston Organizations

Project Row Houses and San Jacinto College have received funds from the philanthropist’s massive donation.

06/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bargain pricing 

We’ve Got Bad News and Good News about Rye 51 in the Heights 

This closeout sale is insane. 

06/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Field of Dreams

Everything We Learned on a Private Tour of Minute Maid Park

Book a stadium tour and you can uncover the mysteries of Houston's own ballpark too.

06/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s hot

As Temperatures Rise, ERCOT Wants You to Conserve Energy 

The state electricity council released a conservation alert Monday afternoon.

06/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

Don’t Let One Guy on Twitter Lie to You: Houston’s in the South

Plus, shoot for the stars. Even if you miss, at least you have a cool spaceport.

06/11/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Who's calling the shots?

Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Passports in Texas

Cruise line Carnival announced today that it will require proof of vaccination on its ships, two of which are docked in Galveston, but the governor's rebuttal includes a ban on vaccine requirements for any business operating in Texas.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Now Think About Your Dad

This Father's Day, Find a Local Gift for Each Type of Houston Dad

A card and mug? Again? This Father’s Day (June 20), we promise to plop only perfectly curated presents into the gift bags of our very peculiar Houston dads—you know the ones.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

The Space City Weather App Is Finally Here. Now Go Do an Anti-Rain Dance

Will we ever see the sun again? Plus news about the “Be Someone” bridge and George Lopez. 

06/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s Pride Month, y’all 

5 Houston-Themed T-Shirts to Show Your Pride

We’re all about love in the Bayou City. 

06/03/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

Simone Biles ... We're Not Worthy

In this week’s installment, we talk about our hometown hero, basketball, and, because sure, Darth Vader. 

05/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Out on the 'ton

5 Outfits to Rock Regencycore in Houston This Summer 

We’re hopping in the carriage and donning the puffy sleeves. 

05/27/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Time to Shine 

A Look at the Houstonians on Reality TV Right Now

From "The Bachelorette" to Bravo, Houstonians are popping up all over the place. 

05/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

All of the cuddles

How Our Pets Saved Us during the Pandemic

The Houstonia staff reflects on how our furry (and feathered) friends helped us through working from home.

05/20/2021 By Houstonia Staff