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). 

2020

4 Takeaways from Lina Hidalgo’s State of the County Address

In a "fireside chat" format, the county judge and H-E-B President Scott McClelland discussed how 2020 has been for Harris County.

11/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

How to Ace the Private School Entrance Exam

Tips on helping ensure that your child will own the ISEE.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The 2020 Houston Private School Guide

Which schools are the best in Houston and how to get into them.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

School Report

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools in 2020

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston—these are the top 25 this year.

11/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

back in the saddle

RodeoHouston to Donate More than $21 Million for Education

Last month the organization announced it would be cancelling the 2021 Open Show to focus on the Junior Livestock Competition.

11/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

2020 Fallout

Houston to Bear the Brunt of Big ExxonMobil Layoffs

The oil giant, which has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, plans to cut 1,900 jobs in the U.S.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Sleep. Vote. Eat.

Nine Things to Do While Waiting to Cast Your Ballot During 24-Hour Voting Tonight

Our suggestions for 2 a.m. activities, if you happen to get stuck in a polling line.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Better than Christmas

Your Guide to the 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market

How to navigate your monthlong shopping spree (and, yes, there're new vendors).

10/28/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Order that PSL

It's Finally Fall, Y'all

A cold front brings autumn temps to the Bayou City Wednesday.

10/27/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

I voted!

One Million People Have Voted in Harris County. Here are Some of Y'all's Faces

Why people are voting this year, from the people themselves.

10/23/2020 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt

2020

6 Takeaways from Mayor Turner's State of the City Address

The mayor discussed Covid-19, police reform, Silicon Bayou, the city budget, and other initiatives.

10/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Recovery meets education

How One Local High School Is Helping Teens in Recovery

Archway Academy works with adolescents with substance use disorder, who’ve struggled in traditional schools.

10/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

A safety roadmap

Mayor’s Task Force Provides Guidelines on Resuming Religious Services

The guidelines come as faith-based organizations announce reopening plans.

10/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Raising awareness

Mayor Turner Declares October 15 “White Cane Safety Day”

The day commemorates and raises awareness for Houston's blind and visually impaired communities.

10/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Ummm, what?

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Just Sassed the Astros

During the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the senator called the team “miserable cheaters.” Houston leaders weren't having it.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Democracy in practice

Send Us Your "I Voted" Selfies

And we'll feature you on our website.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

I got bingo!

Go Vote, Then Play Election Bingo

Have some civically minded fun and games.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll With Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Road Warriors Give Us Their Recommendations for Heading out to See America

We hit up road-trip veterans via social media for what they love about RVing.

10/07/2020 Edited by Catherine Wendlandt

On the Road Again

Glamp It up with These RV Camping Accessories

Your luxe packing list.

10/07/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt