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Long COVID is costing Texans thousands of dollars more than the rest of the country, according to new data from health care company Nomi Health.
The big picture: Long COVID symptoms can vary and include brain fog, fatigue, organ damage, chest and joint pains, loss of senses of smell and taste, cough, headache, and gastrointestinal and cardiac issues.
Texas airwaves have the most political ads for a governor's race, according to a data-rich report by Wesleyan Media Project.
State of play: Campaign-season TV ads in Senate, House and gubernatorial races are breaking records for negativity, writes Axios' Mike Allen.
Third-year gardener Shafaq here.
Driving the gardening: I'm planting my fall/winter garden now that it's bearable to be outside.
Harris County's two Republican commissioners were again a no-show yesterday for a key budget vote.
Why it matters: Harris County Commissioners Court needs four of five members present to approve the upcoming year's tax rate and accompanying budget, which starts Oct. 1.
Houston doesn't experience consistent, crisp sweater weather or autumnal foliage. But you can still celebrate the season!
Here is a list of some of the best fall activities and festivals.
Of note: Paxton tweeted that he left with his wife, Republican state Sen. Angela Paxton, in order "to avoid a stranger lingering outside my home and showing concern about the safety and well-being of my family."
Key Texas Republicans are now signaling openness to giving victims of rape or incest access to abortions.
Driving the news: At the Texas Tribune's TribFest on Friday, a long-serving Republican state senator said he'd be open to a carve-out for rape — and the Texas House Speaker said he expected lawmakers would revisit the issue.
Have you ever quibbled with friends over where one neighborhood ends and another begins? Think you know Houston better than other Axios readers? Now you can prove it.
Our visual storytelling team came up with a game in which you can draw what you think are the boundaries for your local neighborhoods and compare your answers to those of other Axios readers.