It's allergy season in Texas, and I for one can't wait for it to end.

Spring in Texas

Ahhh, spring! My favorite time of the year. The weather goes from chilly/cold to warm/warmer and even hot at times. The grass turns green, the flowers start to bloom and the trees show signs of life, bringing on a reborn energy I find myself wanting and needing after spending several months indoor and in jeans and long sleeve shirts.

Texas Allergy Season

Unfortunately, spring in Texas also brings with it allergy season. As much as I love this time of year, I can't wait for allergy season to be over. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat and a wheezing chest? No thanks. I go through spouts of feeling fine one minute then feeling like I got hit by a pollen truck the next. BAM!!! There's no escape.

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So how long does this last? Generally allergy season last about three months - February through May - but there are several conditions to factor into allergy season here in Texas. Hot, dry conditions can prolong the season, and here in Central Texas, it's been nothing but hot and dry.

Treating Allergies

The best way to deal with allergies is to stay inside as much as possible. Simple avoidance of all the pollen in the air can help but it's impossible to expect somebody to stay inside 24/7. Most allergy symptoms can be helped with over-the-counter medicine. Some people will even see an allergist for treatment.

It's also important to see a doctor if symptoms continue.

Summer Allergies in Texas

It's not smooth sailing all summer long, though. June usually sees a big spike in grass allergies. July is typically an allergy-free month, but "hey fever" can return in August.

Different times of the year bring on different allergies. Hopefully you don't suffer all year long. For me, it's worse in the spring. Nothing a steady diet of coffee and allergy medicine can't handle.

Keep up with the pollen count HERE.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.