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). 

You won’t miss this shot

You Don’t Need an Appointment Anymore to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

All you need to do is show up to NRG.

04/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Fair-Feathered Friends

It’s Time to Turn out Your Lights at Night, Houston

Help protect the thousands of birds migrating through our region this season. 

04/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

your new standard of living

5 Things We Love about the New OKA Furniture Store

The posh British brand features curated, colorful, and functional pieces perfect for any home.

04/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go shopping 

Retail Roundup: Big Store Openings 

Plus, get your outdoor space summer-ready with this luxurious new patio collection.

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

The Guilty Party

The Secret Symptom of Covid-19

What happens when your shame is just as bad as the coronavirus?

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

An explainer 

CDC Advisors: You Can Resume the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The one-dose vaccine was paused after it caused dangerous blood clots in rare cases.  

04/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Oh no!

Here’s What We Know about the Wildfire at Big Bend National Park

The fire has burned more than 800 acres in the Chisos Mountains over five days. 

04/12/2021 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt

Let’s go to the mall … uh ... NRG

Peep into What’s Awaiting at the Spring Nutcracker Market 

We got a sneak peek at the merchants coming to this year’s shopping spree. 

04/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Play ball

Fans Can Go Back to Minute Maid Park, But Here are the Rules

To keep people safe from Covid-19, the Astros have implemented new safety regulations.

04/08/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

We’re so GLAAD

TransGriot Just Won “Outstanding Blog” at the GLAAD Media Awards

Dee Dee Watters accepted the award on behalf of Houstonian and transgender activist Monica Roberts, who died last fall. 

04/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Let's Go

The CDC Loosened Its Travel Rules

What to know if you're fully vaccinated and ready to roam.

04/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

How purrfect

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Is Coming to Town

You’ll have two chances to get limited-edition merch from everyone’s favorite feline.

04/06/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" Forever

Netflix Just Dropped the Teaser for Selena: The Series Part Two

The 1:14-minute-long trailer teases the Queen of Tejano’s final Astrodome appearance.

04/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hometown Hero

Houston Officially Has a New Police Chief

31-year HPD veteran and Houston-native Troy Finner was sworn in Monday.

04/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Here comes the Easter bunny

Yes, You Can Have an Easter Egg Hunt This Weekend

Be safe, but you can enjoy the nice weather, says the CDC.

04/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Phi Slama Jama

Ladies, We've Found Your Final Four Watch Party Outfit

Rep the Coogs from head to toe.

04/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

it's lit

Travis Scott’s New Hard Seltzer Sells out and Other Houston Pop-Culture News 

Who’s headlining Bonnaroo and who won “Jeopardy!” Wednesday? 

04/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Life in plastic is fantastic 

Get All Your Throwback Barbie Gear at Baybrook Mall This Weekend

The Barbie Pop-Up Truck is coming back to town April 3 with ’90s-inspired merch. 

03/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rules of the road

No More Electric Scooters on Houston Sidewalks? We Have Solutions!

City Council voted this week to take e-scooters to the street, so here’s a list of 10 alternate modes of transportation for you.

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Spa for a cause

This Texas-based Spa Chain Is Sharing the Love (and Its Profits) Next Week

Hiatus will donate a fifth of its March 30 profits to help Texas children in crisis following Winter Storm Uri.

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt