Jeff Balke

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  • 2 days ago | Traffic

    Anyone who has had the unfortunate luck of spending even a few minutes on Highway 290 between the North Loop and Cypress knows that gridlock can be a relative term. As the expansion of the ever congested thoroughfare continues through the end of 2...

  • 2 months ago | Traffic

    No one would think to question the stress-inducing nature of Houston traffic. It is made all the worse during the holidays when certain areas of town experience the kind of gridlock we dream about on fitful nights of sleep leading up to Black Frid...

  • 3 months ago | Houston 101

    Despite the Norman Rockwell/Charles Dickens themes that permeate commercials and movies around the holidays, a huge swath of the country (and the world) celebrates in varied ways and Houston is absolutely no exception. We are still in the midst of...

  • 3 months ago | Sports

    From Jessica Simpson making Tony Romo do stupid things on the field — as if he needed any help — to the fear of a JJ Watt relationship and how it might impact his defensive prowess, the TMZ-driven world of sports is as confounding as it is, at tim...

  • 4 months ago | Whatever

    If you filed an extension with the IRS, the deadline for filing is Thursday. Perhaps not the nerve-wracking time that April 15 is for the majority of Americans, but no one likes paying taxes or having to fill out paperwork that is so complicated o...

  • 4 months ago | Sports

    Had someone told fans in March that the Astros would come within one game of the American League Championship Series, after they stopped laughing and realized it was true, they would begin celebrating. Two years ago, the Astros ended the season wi...


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