Nicki, a native Houstonian, recently traded in Chicago winters for Houston summers, and Chicago traffic for, well, Houston traffic. She graduated from Northwestern University and stuck around the Windy City for a few years before returning to her beloved Lone Star State. 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 mac ’n’ cheeses.

Best Places to Work 2017

Houston's Most Beloved Bosses in 2017

Our readers nominated their favorites, and we asked them their management secrets.

12/04/2017 By Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, and Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

An Obituary for Emma, My First Car

Just as you never forget your first love, you never forget your first car.

11/28/2017 By Nicki Koetting

New Territory, Literally

Sugar Land Annexes Two Communities, Grows Even More

As of December 12, Greatwood and New Territory will officially be part of Sugar Land.

11/17/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Love & Sex

67 Great Dates in Houston

Good, bad, or ugly, we’ve got the guidance you need to make dating great, from the city’s best date nights to the real truth about romance in the Bayou City from readers just like you.

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney, Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, Marianella Orlando, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

Recipe: Luby’s Real-Deal Green Bean Casserole

Just like your grandma made it.

10/30/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Living in a Material World

Jen Kirkman Has All New Material. Now, She's Ready to Share It With the World

Get to know the comedian before she stops by the Heights Theater this Friday.

10/18/2017 By Nicki Koetting

LGBTQ & A

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Are Here, Queer, and Ready to Make You Laugh

Get to know the wives and comedians before they visit Houston this week.

09/25/2017 By Nicki Koetting

#HarveyHmag

Send Us Your Hurricane Harvey Photos

Your photos of the flooding and recovery efforts could be featured in the next issue of Houstonia.

09/08/2017 By Nicki Koetting

#HarveyHmag

Harvey, Day 4: Where We Are Now

The rain has slowed, but it's not over yet.

08/29/2017 By Nicki Koetting

#HarveyHmag

Help Houstonia Report on Hurricane Harvey

Tweet or Instagram photos of the storm using the hashtag #HarveyHmag for our hurricane coverage.

08/24/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Identity Politics

Upper Kirby Wasn't Always Upper Kirby

A story of red telephone booths and creating a new identity for a once-nameless neighborhood.

07/19/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Help Wanted

We Want You to Write for Us!

If you love Houston and you're a writer, here's your chance to contribute to Houstonia.

05/17/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Let's Taco 'Bout It

The Ultimate Taco Tuesday Lineup Announced

Endless tacos and margaritas. What more could you possibly want?

05/05/2017 By Nicki Koetting

News

The Long, Complicated History of the Post Oak Boulevard Project

Amidst acronyms and acrimony, questions over the necessity and the constitutionality of an Uptown transit project loom large.

04/18/2017 By Nicki Koetting

This is Not a Drill

Rejoice! Houston Is Hosting Its First Mac 'n' Cheese Festival

Vegans and gluten-free folks need not apply for this cheese-and-carb fest.

02/07/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Free Fitness

All YMCAs in Houston Are Free Today

Wear red and you can work out at any of the 29 YMCAs in Houston.

02/02/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Review

Christmas Cynics and Enthusiasts Will Love The Santaland Diaries

Alley Theatre continues to bring David Sedaris' cringe-worthy experience to life.

12/22/2016 By Nicki Koetting