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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.

152 Articles

Style & Design|
April 14, 2022

These Destination Spas Are Even Better With a Plus-one

La Cantera and Lake Austin Spa offer many options for couples and friends. Massage table for two, anyone?

Film & TV|
March 22, 2022

Four New Movies Texans Won’t Want to Miss

The Lone Star State was well represented at this year’s SXSW, and these films feature settings, accents, and subject matter to remind you of home.

December 17, 2021

The Texan Who Saved the Beatles

In Peter Jackson’s documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ Houston-born pianist Billy Preston makes a strong case for himself as the fifth Beatle.

August 18, 2021

The 20 Essential Texas Rap Tracks

The East Coast may have invented rap, but today the Lone Star State rules the hip-hop world. Here’s a song-by-song history of how that happened.

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