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). 

Coronavirus News

Houston, Expect for Businesses and Restaurants to Roll Back Openings

The region's Covid-19 hospitalizations have crossed the governor's threshold to backtrack on re-openings.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The shows go on

Stages Has Packed Its Virtual Stage This Spring

We may not be able to return to The Gordy until summer at least, but there’s plenty excitement ahead.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Mask Up

We've Been Covering Covid-19 for Months. Here Are Some of the Best "Official" Face Masks We've Seen

We're still going to be wearing masks for a while. Here's some inspo from Houston's public officials' press conference attire.

01/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Eyes on the sky

Look Up at the "Christmas Star" Tonight

The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will be visible about an hour after sundown tonight.

12/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

I have a dream

The 2021 MLK Day Parade Is Still Marching On ... Online

The virtual event will feature videos from participating organizations and a Parade of Giving.

12/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

H(ouston)GTV

Send Us Your Home-Renovation Horror Stories

What rookie mistakes should we avoid when working on our own fixer uppers? We might just feature your tips in print!

12/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Light at the end of the tunnel

The First Houstonians Have Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

Health care workers in hospitals across the city lined up to get the shot Tuesday.

12/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Knock, knock

The Initial Results Are in for the Health Department's Citywide Antibody Testing Study

By September about four times as many people had Covid-19 as the number of people who actually got a positive test by September, according to the survey.

12/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Y’all, we need to calm down

Road Rage Is Speeding Up in Houston

Here are 10 tips on how to avoid aggressive drivers.

12/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Clutch City

15 Houston-Centric Gifts and Where to Get Them

Rep the Bayou City underneath the Christmas tree.

12/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Charitable Giving

Here's How Houstonians Helped Each Other This Year

Our readers tell their stories.

12/09/2020 Edited by Catherine Wendlandt

Yee-haw

2021 RodeoHouston Postponed until May

Officials pushed the dates back two months in hope of a better Covid-19 situation.

12/08/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Charitable Giving

10 Ways Houstonians Can Find Help Right Now

Get back on your feet with these organizations.

12/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm, Emma Schkloven, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Denise Cathey

Coronavirus

Houston Surpasses 100,000 Total Covid-19 Cases

We break down the numbers.

12/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The best kind of marketing

Check out These 7 Local Holiday Pop-Ups and Markets

Why order online when you can support local makers and have a little fun?

12/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

welcome to eado

Rooftop Cinema Club Finds Another Spot to Park Its Drive-In Theater

The new location’s bringing big “25 Days of Christmas” energy with its December movie lineup.

12/03/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Now dash away all

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done at These DASH Market Events

It's two weekends full of holly, jolly spending sprees.

12/03/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Shop Local

Check out These Awesomely Creative Black-Owned Businesses

Back the “Buy Black” movement at these H-Town shops.

11/27/2020 By Denise Cathey, Catherine Wendlandt, Rebecca Noel, and Laura Furr Mericas

Cranberry can arm-curls

How to Maintain Your Fitness Routine During the Holidays

A fitness instructor coaches us on motivation and at-home workouts.

11/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt