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). 

The virus isn’t gone

Harris County Extends Stay-Home Orders Until May 20

We breakdown how Hidalgo’s order relates to Gov. Abbott’s plan to reopen the state.

05/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Love in the Time of Corona

6 Ways to Propose While Still Social Distancing

Love isn’t canceled.

04/30/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

6 feet of separation

Scenes from a Socially Distanced Houston

Life as we once knew it has changed as Houstonians navigate the Coronavirus crisis.

04/24/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Photography by Daniel Kramer

It's called fashion, darling

Houston's Face Mask Fashion

We might be living in a masquerade of sorts, but at least we can look good while staying healthy.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Operating on the shoulders of history

A Local E.R. Doctor and Former Astronaut Talks Coronavirus in Houston

Dr. William Fisher, a former astronaut and father of Fox News Correspondent Kristin Fisher, explains what it's like in the hospitals, what we learned from the 1918 Spanish flu, and why he's more afraid to go into work now than he was to go into space.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cover your mouth

Governor Says Harris County Cannot Enforce Order for Residents to Wear Face Masks

Gov. Greg Abbott basically cancelled out Hidalgo's order Monday.

04/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

COVID-19 and taxes

Today Was Tax Day. What Do I Do Now?

Houstonians didn't have to pay their taxes on April 15, but they will eventually. Here's what you should know.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Fashion, thy name is face mask

Send Us Photos of Your Face Masks, And We'll Have a Fashion Show (Virtually)

We all have to wear masks now, so we might as well look good.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

"Not Doing Things"

One Houston Native Is Selling Hats To Support Healthcare Workers in New York

Emily Brill's hats started out as a joke. Now, she's using them to help out.

04/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

We love you, Houston

Images of Hope: The Houston Hope Project

We’ve invited the community to submit photos that are uplifting, show works of beauty, or celebrate acts of kindness during these trying times.

04/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Give a little

Donate Your Unused Masks, Gloves, and More to Healthcare Workers at Minute Maid Park

The Astros Foundation, Project C.U.R.E., and Cheniere Energy have teamed up hold a PPE drive on April 8.

04/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A time of reflection

How Are People Planning to Celebrate the Holidays This Month?

Religious leaders across Houston discuss how Coronavirus has impacted Passover, Easter, and Ramadan.

04/03/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

One for the books

3 Reasons We Love Blue Willow Bookshop

The West Houston store is a 2020 National Bookstore of the Year finalist.

04/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Online shopping

How To Shop Local During the Coronavirus Crisis

Here are the different ways you can support Houston businesses.

03/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Together we stand

How To Help Out in Houston Right Now

We're pulling together a list of all of the ways Houstonians can aid their communities during COVID-19.

03/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Try not to sneeze.

How Is COVID-19 Different from Hay Fever?

It’s a really bad time to have allergies.

03/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School's out

A List of Houston School Closures

How long will classes be cancelled?

03/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Feed the Kids

Kids' Meals Is Asking for Help Feeding Houston's Most In-Need Children

The organization expects an influx of families who will need free meals because of the COVID-19 crisis.

03/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Meals on Wheels

Interfaith Ministries Needs Donations to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis

The organization plans to deliver week-long emergency food kits to homebound seniors, but needs help financing the project.

03/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The Rundown

Here's What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about Covid-19.

03/09/2020 By Dianna Wray and Catherine Wendlandt