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). 

Time to redecorate 

Houston Is Finally Getting a CB2 

The eclectically modern home goods and furniture store will open in Rice Village next month. 

05/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The cowboy rides back 

George Strait Tickets Go on Sale Next Thursday

The King of Country is coming back to town for RodeoHouston's 90th anniversary. 

05/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Vroom Vroom

Here's What We Loved about Art Car This Year

It's wasn't the parade we're used to, but the three-day festival-like experience was a ride.

05/17/2021 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

Very Houston News

Let’s Talk about Tigers and 50 Cent Memes 

Plus, we’re looking at some questionable 'best of' lists.

05/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Masks off? 

The CDC: Return to Normal, If You’re Vaxed 

The federal agency updated its Covid-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated people once again Thursday. So what can you actually do?

05/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Staycation 

TripAdvisor Just Named This Houston Hotel One of the Best in the U.S.

Have you ever stayed in The Lancaster Hotel? 

05/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Nature and vacation

Our 5 Favorite Pieces in the Kendra Scott Summer Collection

It’s time to get dressed up again.

05/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Big News

FDA Expands Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine to Kids Age 12 and Older

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency-use authorization to include younger ages Monday.

05/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Very Houston News 

100K Astroworld Tickets Sold Out in an Hour This Week

Houstonians were almost too excited over music fest tickets. Plus, Beyoncé met Selena at the mall. 

05/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get that Instagram look 

Shop Like an Influencer at This Closet Sale 

Local bloggers are selling off their designer clothes on May 19. 

05/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s party

Junior League of Houston Raises $600K at Its Virtual Gala

On May 1, guests celebrated the League from the comfort of their own homes.

05/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Welcome! 

So 50 Cent Moved to Houston? 

In a cryptic tweet Tuesday morning, the rap legend announced his big move to the Bayou City, plus a new TV show. 

05/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

The Great Texas Golf Guide

Everything you need to know before you tee off in Houston and across the state.

05/03/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, Denise Cathey, and Emma Schkloven

A birthday present for H-Town

Travis Scott's Astroworld Tickets Go on Sale Wednesday 

The Houston rapper dropped dates for his hotly anticipated annual music festival on Friday, which, coincidentally, is also his birthday. 

04/30/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

Our Favorite Houston-Area Golf Courses

The local clubs you need to know about

04/30/2021 By Denise Cathey, Timothy Malcolm, and Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

9 Great Golf Gets and Gadgets

A little birdie tells you what to buy.

04/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

A brief timeline 

Ed Gonzalez Has Been Serving Harris County for Years. Now, He’s to Head ICE

President Joe Biden tapped Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to head up the federal immigration agency Tuesday. We’re taking a look back at his career. 

04/28/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

You Get a Book!

Oprah Winfrey Is Coming (Virtually) to Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop will host Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry for a discussion of their new book, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing,” on May 3.

04/26/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

it's easy being green

10 Lean Green Living Ideas to Help Save the Planet

Here're a few items to aide your efforts to live more sustainably in Houston.

04/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Go us

Houston Is the Most Diverse City in America 

A new WalletHub study confirms what most Bayou City residents already knew. 

04/21/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt