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Cat Cardenas, who was an associate editor at Texas Monthly from 2019 to mid-2022, is a Latina writer and photographer from San Antonio. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2018 with degrees in journalism and anthropology. While at UT, she founded the university’s first National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter, and in 2016, she was one of four UT students selected to report on the Olympics, which she wrote about for a number of U.S. newspapers. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Texas Tribune, Teen Vogue, and Paper Magazine. During her time at Texas Monthly, she reported on issues such as immigration and focused on the state’s minority communities. She never passes up a chance to write about her favorite subjects, which include her family, the San Antonio Spurs, Kacey Musgraves, and Selena.

150 Articles

Politics & Policy |
December 14, 2020

Asylum Seekers in Matamoros Celebrated Joe Biden’s Victory. But the Final Weeks of the Trump Administration Are Bringing Fresh Anxiety.

Following the election, many migrants were hopeful the incoming president would quickly ease the U.S. immigration process, but he has to unravel new restrictions imposed by his predecessor.

The Culture |
September 16, 2020

Top Dog: An Oral History of ‘Wishbone’

The kids’ television program, helmed by a crop of Texan theatrical talents, landed on PBS 25 years ago.

Music |
March 5, 2020

Breaking Down the Dixie Chicks’ First New Single in 14 Years, ‘Gaslighter’

The beloved band released a song and an accompanying video this week.