Katharine is a native Houstonian and seventh-generation Texan who really likes visiting other cities, states and countries but could never imagine living anywhere else than here. She’s been nominated for a James Beard Award and three Association of Food Journalists Awards, taking home the latter twice.

Katharine, a Baylor alum and the former food critic for the Houston Press, came on board at Houstonia in May 2013, serving as features editor and dining editor before taking the reins as managing editor.

For Katharine, the best part of her job is having a turntable in her office and a view of the Houstonia House rooftop tomato garden (and, of course, helping to put out a magazine that showcases the best of her beloved hometown). She regularly represents Houstonia on local TV and radio programs.

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Huge Houston Institutions Are Stepping Up with Hurricane Harvey Donations

From Whataburger to Beyoncé, Texas legends are pledging their own money to help Houston recover.

08/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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With Harvey Heading Away, Downtown Is Drying Out

The heart of Houston is cleaning itself up and preparing to house more hurricane victims.

08/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Hurricane Harvey: Our Ongoing Coverage

Looking for information on the floods? You'll find it here.

08/29/2017 By Houstonia Staff

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Now's the Time to Start Helping Out, Houston

Our city's human needs will not be diminished—thankfully, neither will our city's indomitable human spirit.

08/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Early Contenders for Harvey's Biggest Villains

...other than Harvey himself, of course.

08/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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These Before-and-After Photos Show the Extent of Houston's Flooding

What a difference a day makes.

08/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The Heroes of Hurricane Harvey, So Far

"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

08/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Video: Historic Flooding Hits Houston

Our reporters are covering Hurricane Harvey's floods from all corners of the soaked city.

08/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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In Photos: Harvey's Rains Cause Devastating Floods in Houston

We'll be updating this post as Harvey continues to pound the region in what officials are calling an "unprecedented" disaster.

08/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian With Katharine Shilcutt

Welcome to Houston!

Yes, Floating Fire Ant Nests Are a Real Thing

The little flotillas of fire ants are just one danger posed by flood waters.

08/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

TV

Questions We Have About the Simon Premium Outlets Back to School Commercial

Is she trapped there? Does she not understand that she can put down the kid's backpack and just leave?

08/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Why Is It Only Our Sixth-Annual Oktoberfest?

Little remains of the Bayou City’s German heritage, although remnants can be found.

08/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

6 Family-Friendly Flicks to Catch Outside This Weekend

BYO blanket and popcorn for these feature films—all screened for free in green spaces across the city.

08/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Wildlife

The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

A Garden Oaks bridge boasts its own colony of Mexican free-tails—without the mass of onlookers.

08/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Just Like You Like It

The Best Whataburger Memes of Recent Memory

Texan obsession with the Corpus-born burger chain extends to the farthest reaches of the Internet.

08/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cosmic!

A Houstonian's Viewing Guide to the Solar Eclipse

Houston won't have a total eclipse of the heart on August 21, but you'll still get a heavenly show.

08/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Meet the Farm Girl Behind Houston's First Goat Yoga Classes

A truly Texan yoga class, says Rachel Henson, "is totally what we're going for."

07/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Woodlands

You can go gourmet or play all day in The Woodlands—or all of the above, if you make a weekend out of it.

07/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Old Man Yells at Cloud

Houston "Ruined" According to Angry Front Lawn Sign

Was our city "better" in 1947? Given the general lack of air conditioning, for one—no.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Sugar Land

From the best bakery in Texas to the largest Hindu temple in the state, this sprawling suburb has it all.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt