Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
13 hours ago | Weather
Last week Houston saw its first significant snowfall in nearly a decade. Some areas got nearly two inches of the white stuff. Now, northern transplants greeted our giddiness at the scene with a head shake and a knowing chuckle, but to those of us ...
14 hours ago | Sports
When talking about cord cutting, there are usually two camps. One grew up in an era when the TV was often the centerpiece of the living room. Many can remember when there were only a handful of channels and no remote control. The other has grown u...
1 day ago | Sports
With its win over Portland Saturday — a very impressive fourth quarter comeback in Portland for their ninth straight victory — the Rockets took over the spot of the best record in the NBA, albeit by mere percentage points over Boston who has more ...
2 days ago | Traffic
The Dallas versus Houston debate may be old and worn thin, but there is one area in which Dallas is the clear winner going away (no, not plastic surgery): public transportation. More specifically, rail. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system ...
6 days ago | Music
It is often hotly debated around Thanksgiving: When should we start listening to Christmas music? For some, the answer is "now." For others, and we won't name names — cough, Scrooge, cough — it's "NEVER." If you are in the latter camp, you can mov...
7 days ago | Sports
It's a common axiom that real basketball isn't played until Christmas. In fact, the spate of Christmas Day games is something of an opening day for the NBA despite the fact they will have been playing for two months by December 25. The Rockets are...