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What to plant this fall in Houston

My out-of-control garden is still producing cucumbers, okra, peppers, and eggplants. Photo: Shafaq/Axios
Shafaq's out-of-control garden is still producing cucumbers, okra, eggplants and peppers. Photo: Shafaq/Axios

Third-year gardener Shafaq here.

Driving the gardening: I'm planting my fall/winter garden now that it's bearable to be outside.

10 festivities to celebrate fall in Houston

Illustration of a fall leaf holding a pumpkin spice latte.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

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.

Draw your perception of Houston

Gif of the text "Draw your neighborhood" with a map being drawn.
Play a neighborhood game with us. Illustration: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

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.

Jay R. Jordan
Sep 9, 2022 - News

Houston bike protest to go full monty

A group of naked bicycle riders pedal quickly along a street
Watch out for cyclists in the nude this weekend. Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

The dress code is "bare as you dare" during a naked bike ride near downtown Saturday night.

What's happening: Houston's leg of the World Naked Bike Ride returns this weekend to protest reliance on traditional forms of transportation and advocate for better bike infrastructure.

Things to do in Houston, Sept. 9-11

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

🛰 Say Cheese! Take a selfie from space as part of the celebration for the 60th anniversary of the JFK Moon Speech.

  • The photo from space will be taken at exactly 12:06pm Saturday at Rice Stadium.

Texans game day: Where to tailgate, park and more

Davis Mills #10 of the Houston Texans gets set against the Tennessee Titans during an NFL game at NRG Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Football is back, and we've got you covered if you plan to head to NRG Stadium this season.

Here's what you need to know to be game day ready.

Netflix's "Mo" depicts quintessential Houston

Photo of actor Mo next to a poster of his new show.
Mohammed Amer attends the Netflix Mo Amer Panel in West Hollywood, Calif. Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix

Since Netflix's hit series "Mo" began streaming on Aug. 24, I may have binge-watched the show (twice…).

Catch up quick: "Mo" is a half-hour dramatic comedy created by and starring Houston comedian Mo Amer.

Where to eat, play and stay in Brenham

Eat at LJ's BBQ. Photo: Natalie Lange

Brenham offers small-town Texas charm when you want to get away from the city. Located about one-and-a-half hours away, it's perfect for a weekend getaway or even a day trip.

  • Here's what to do and where to eat, drink and stay.
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