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.

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

Year In Review

10 News Stories Y'all Really Liked in 2017

And no, they're not all about Harvey.

12/29/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

What's That Robot Doing Downtown?

Behold, the security person of the future.

12/29/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Editor's Picks

Dining with the Tots: Houston's 9 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Both you and your little ones will love these spots.

12/29/2017 By Joanna O'Leary

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.

12/12/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Homecoming

Tig Notaro Returns to Houston

The comedian and former Spring resident will tape her Netflix special at the Heights Theater this Saturday.

12/12/2017 By Nicki Koetting

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