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). 

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

presidential portraits

Don’t Miss George W. Bush’s Virtual Chat with Blue Willow Bookshop Next Month

The former president is promoting his new book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants.”

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

home sweet home

9 Houston Home Builders You Should Know

Local custom builders and renovators to help you perfect—or create—the home you’ve been dreaming about.

03/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt, Laura Furr Mericas, Denise Cathey, and Timothy Malcolm

Here’s your shot 

Next Week, Anyone Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine in Texas

Starting March 29, The Texas Department of State Health Services is opening eligibility to all Texans.

03/23/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bayou’s 11

The Art Heist That Wasn’t 

Earlier this week, burglars broke into Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. You won’t believe what happened next. 

03/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Get In, We're Going Shopping

Retail Roundup: Luxury Is Bigger and Better in Houston This Spring 

Plus, one local nonprofit is a Gucci Changemaker. 

03/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

For the win

Have Your March Madness Bracket Ready? Get a $100 Jewelry Gift Certificate 

Dubin’s Fine Jewelry is offering gift certificates to anyone who participates and bigger prizes for the winning brackets. 

03/17/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Peace Out

Where For Art Thou ... Miami?

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is departing.

03/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt and Gwendolyn Knapp

Give us the money

Congress Just Passed $1.9 Trillion in Covid-19 Relief

Here’s what to know about stimulus checks and where all that money is going.

03/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Home Edition

I Had a Ball at the 2021 Virtual Houston Ballet Ball

Guests got the VIP treatment last Friday night.

03/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

RIP

The Houston Rap Community Mourns Chucky Trill

The 33-year-old rapper was killed early Friday morning in Atlanta. 

03/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Big News

Gov. Abbott Reverses Practically Every Covid-19 Mandate, Including the Face Mask Order

Houstonians react to the governor’s March 2 announcement.

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt With Timothy Malcolm

Market Watch

The Spring Nutcracker Market Is Coming Back to NRG

After a year of cancelled and virtual events, the Houston Ballet’s annual shopping spree is returning in person this April.

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Boldest and grandest 

5 Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Houston Today

A pandemic isn’t going to squash our pride. 

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt