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). 

Hope on the Horizon

The FDA Authorizes the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine for Emergency Use

The third vaccine to be authorized since December, this shot requires only one dose.

02/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

We’ve been here before

City and County Establish Winter Storm Relief Fund

The fund is intended to aid in home repairs as the city recovers from last week’s brutal Arctic blast.

02/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

the silent killer

What Exactly Is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

A fire-safety expert gives us the lowdown on the dangerous gas and how to stay safe from it.

02/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Frontier Days

What Does 3 Days Without Power in Houston Look Like?

Lots of blankets and lots of layers—and I'm still cold.

02/17/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hope you like your Valentine

Stay Off the Roads Starting Sunday Night Through Tuesday, Officials Say

Winter is coming to Houston. Here’s what you should know.

02/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Play Ball

Learn the History of African American Baseball Through This Tour at Minute Maid Park

The hour-long tour chronicles the segregation and integration of baseball, the heyday of the Negro National League, and Houston’s connection to the sport’s greatest players.

02/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cover your cough

The CDC Wants You to Double-Up Your Masks

A new study finds double-masking or better fitting your medical masks can significantly reduce your exposure to Covid-19.

02/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Coronavirus

FEMA Is Setting Up a Mass-Vaccination Site at NRG

The pilot site is part of the president's efforts to ramp up Covid-19 vaccination efforts.

02/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

As Right As Rain

Space City Weather Is Getting a Phone App

The guys behind Houston’s favorite weather service hope the new app will be ready by hurricane season.

02/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

All a gamble

Mattress Mack Bet $3.46 Million on This Year’s Super Bowl Because of Course He Did

While Jim McIngvale is risking millions, here are some tips for you to stay safe from Covid-19 this Sunday.

02/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt

Night Rider’s Lament

The 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Is Officially Cancelled

Looks like the pandemic’s knocked another RodeoHouston out of the saddle.

02/03/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Living history

27 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month This February

Whether you’re an amateur chef, theater-lover, or bookworm, there’s something for everyone.

02/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Mask up one and all

Face Masks Now Required on All Public Transportation

The CDC is ordering folks to wear face coverings on planes. trains, and in automobiles (and don't forget the ferries).

02/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

A new act begins

Stages Announces Major Staff Changes

As Managing Director Mark Folkes bows out, Eboni Bell takes centerstage as Inclusion, Engagement and Training director.

01/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Love is in the air

Get Married for $150 at Sam Houston Park This Valentine’s Day

The venue, flowers, and photographer are all included in this romantic Heritage Society package.  

01/27/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

a high-school biology lesson

Here’s How the Covid-19 Vaccines Actually Work

Houston Health Authority Dr. David Persse explains the science behind the Pfizer and Moderna shots.

01/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Hannah Anderson

Michelle Obama has her eye on Houston singer, a.k.a. Sister, and you should too.

01/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Do you want to build a snowman?

Y'all, It *Might* Snow This Sunday

Wintery precipitation is forecasted for our region this weekend.

01/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bee My Honey

James Avery Released its Valentine’s Day Jewelry Line, and People Have Thoughts

One Twitter user compared the line to Cracker Jack prizes.

01/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt