Nicki graduated from Northwestern University and stuck around the Windy City for a few years before returning to her beloved hometown of Houston. Previously, she was the Editor of The Lake Forest Leader newspaper in Lake Forest, Illinois, having launched the paper in February 2015. Before that, she was the Assistant Editor of The Highland Park Landmark newspaper in Highland Park, Illinois. She has written for Men's HealthCatalyst Chicago and Advocate Magazine

Even though her job as Houstonia’s Digital Editor requires her to live on the internet, in her free time she can be found...also living on the internet. When she unplugs, she likes to play recreational kickball (albeit poorly) and cook unnecessarily difficult pasta dishes.

Hunger Mitao!

How Houston's Indian American Community Is Feeding the Hungry

A group known as the Indian American Council has now provided a million meals—and counting—to the Houston Food Bank.

03/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Judge of all Trades

Does the Hon. Christine Weems Ever Sleep?

We chat with the new judge of the Texas District Court 281.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Money, Money, Money

Answers to 6 Money Questions You're Probably Too Embarrassed to Ask

We took one for the team.

12/31/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Year in Review

Our 11 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Standing ovations, tacos, road trips, and bullet trains topped the list this year.

12/25/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Marble Slab

Houston Is Basically the Reason Crazy Rich Asians Exists

Best-selling author Kevin Kwan proved his Clutch City bonafides at a recent John Cooper School speaking event.

12/05/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders

Houston’s most infamous unsolved crime starts with a horrifying discovery.

11/26/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

Rush to Judgment: So, Is Houston Fun?

We have to be better than No. 18 in the country, right? Right?

11/26/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Not a stripper

Dusti Rhodes Schools Us on the Houston Comedy Scene

The former journalist/English teacher/comedian has some stories to tell this Friday at The Secret Group.

10/10/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Private School Guide

Houston’s Best Private Schools 2018

The best private schools in Houston, and the cool electives they have that make us wish we were back in school.

09/21/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas, Morgan Kinney, and Nicki Koetting

Private School Guide

10 Private School Electives That (Almost) Make Us Wish We Were Back in School

Teenagers across the city are learning to program robots, start businesses, and design buildings. Not to mention listening to Hamilton for "summer reading."

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney and Nicki Koetting

Ice House

Meet Houston's Young Mariachis in the Making

An afternoon at MECA, where kids of all ages learn the art form.

08/17/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Medical Drama

Mimi Swartz's Ticker Captures the Heart of Houston

The Houston-based journalist reintroduces us to the cowboy surgeons who started the ongoing quest for an artificial heart.

08/06/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Igniting the Light

Who Does the Freedom Over Texas Fireworks?

Behind the sparks is an explosive family legacy.

06/22/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford On Loving, Losing Yourself, and Becoming Your Parents

Get to know the storyteller before her show at Improv Houston next week.

04/10/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Bean There, Done That

Three Lapsed Chicagoans Explain Once And for All Why The Bean Isn’t Worth Caring About

A counterpoint to the recent Bean Discourse.

04/02/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas, Nicki Koetting, and Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How Does Space Affect the Human Body? Baylor College of Medicine Is Trying to Find Out

The world's first (and only) Center for Space Medicine is dedicated to the cause.

03/28/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Literary Lovelies

Inprint Celebrates the Written Word in Style

This year's Poets & Writers Ball raised more than $400,000 for Inprint's programming.

02/08/2018 By Nicki Koetting