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). 

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

One donation saves three lives

Donate Blood This Week at the Health Museum's Community Drive

Donors will also get free antibody testing.

06/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service

Not Wearing a Mask in Public? You'll Get a $250 Ticket

Houston police will start handing out citations to people not following Gov. Abbott's statewide face mask order.

06/19/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Father's Day

Our Favorite Corny Jokes to Tell Around the Dinner Table

Hi, I Love Dad Jokes. I'm Dad.

06/18/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

It's been a year, y'all.

Stock Dad's Bar Cart with Luxury this Father's Day

Life's a bit on the rocks right now. Here are some gifts to help the day go down smooth.

06/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take your shot

Uninsured Children Can Get Free Immunizations Today at Northwest Assistance Ministries

We're living through a pandemic, so it's a good idea to boost your immune system.

06/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Subtle elegance

Pamper Your Feet at This New Luxury Shoe Store in River Oaks

Clorinda Antinori designs high-end leather footwear for the working Houstonian.

06/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Go with the flow

Float the Medina River

Ride a tube right through a fairy tale.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

No more handshakes

The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

We talked to three local experts about what the workplace is going to look like after the coronavirus crisis.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Class of COVID-19

A High School Graduation You'll Never Forget

Instead of the traditional ceremony, area high school students attended a special, socially distanced graduation celebration last Friday.

06/08/2020 Photography by Anthony Rathbun By Catherine Wendlandt

Live Updates

Scenes from Tuesday's March For George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering at Discovery Green to march to Houston City Hall with his family.

06/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Dianna Wray

First Amendment

Know Your Basic Rights at a Protest

As crowds around Houston rally in protest of George Floyd's death, it is important to understand what you can and cannot do.

06/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cautiously and joyfully

One Week after Re-Opening, DEFINE Body & Mind Is Getting Back into Its Groove

The boutique fitness studio’s founder talks safety, moving ahead, and the shutdown’s impact.

05/28/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get up and stretch!

The Truth Behind Your Working-from-home Back Pain, and What to Do about It

A local chiropractor gives us tips on how to destress our bodies after weeks of the home office life.

05/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cannonball!

JDRF's Virtual Gala Raises More Than $1.2 Million

In black tie and pjs, guests came together online to support type 1 diabetes research.

05/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

What to know before you grow

What Should Beginning Gardeners Plant in Their Yards?

The secret to getting that “Secret Garden” look.

05/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Phase 2 is Here

A Handy Calendar of What Businesses Can Reopen in Texas and When

Plus, the state’s safety recommendations for operators and you.

05/19/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Eid Mubarak

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr with Two Weeks of Virtual Programs

Beginning May 18, Asia Society Texas will share daily online events to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

05/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Sniffing out answers

How Smell Loss Can Be a Sign of the Coronavirus

The CDC added loss of smell to its list of COVID-19 symptoms. We asked a local ENT why.

05/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

In deep waters

Watch This Houston Mother-daughter Duo on Shark Tank This Week

The two will face the sharks on May 6 pitch their gadget for grandparents.

05/05/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt