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.
2 days ago | Sports
For several seasons now, the Houston Rockets have been on the cutting edge of NBA advanced analytics, an incubator of the theory that to win with the rules currently in place, teams must score fast and easy, taking three pointers over midrange jum...
7 days ago | Bayou City
It's October and it's still hot outside. This is the complaint every year in Houston. It is usually preceded by some sort of tease of fall weather. Just after Hurricane Harvey, we had an unseasonable blast of cool air to help us dry out. We all wa...
9 days ago | Houston Music
It’s lunchtime and the massive lobby of Methodist Hospital inside the Texas Medical Center complex is bustling with men and women in lab coats. Patients and family members crisscross the expanse on their way to appointments or waiting vehicles at ...
24 days ago | Sports
"I can't make trades. All I can do is go out there and try to perform." - James Harden For months, the Rockets were the center of whirling NBA trade rumors. After a blockbuster deal landed them Chris Paul from the Clippers, talk began circulating ...
1 month ago | Tech
In July, Equifax, one of big three credit tracking services in the United States, was hacked in a big way. According to reports, 143 million Americans may be vulnerable as a result of stolen data. That is most of the adult population of the countr...
1 month ago | Bayou City
It only took 51 inches of rain to do it.