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.
23 hours ago | Sports
For 14 quarters, the Rockets searched for their offense. Despite being up 2-0, winning easily in game two, the vaunted offense that dominated the NBA sputtered. They couldn't hit three pointers, they missed layups. Gone were the trademark spurts t...
24 hours ago | Here, Eat This
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! Much like the Vietnamese bánh mì, the Mexican torta (the common name for a sandwich) is one of Houston's unofficial sandwich ambassadors (greatest j...
2 days ago | Sports
It's never easy. Any coach will tell you that winning is hard, which is why it is so prized. For the Rockets, they got a lesson on Saturday night when the Timberwolves, down 0-2, bounced back with a resounding 121-105 win. It was a painful reminde...
2 days ago | Weather
The weather turned a tad hostile on Saturday night as a cool front pushed through the area. Between around 9 p.m. and midnight, rain was falling at around two inches per hour and there was some hail sighted. After the front, however, temperatures ...
6 days ago | Weather
In the ever-changing world of Houston-area weather, spring is perhaps the most frustrating. Do we need a jacket or a T-shirt? Do we bring an umbrella or sunscreen? Will I walk outside and be burned to a crisp within three seconds of stepping out t...
6 days ago | Sports
It was only a matter of time. For the Rockets, that time was just over five quarters. In all of game one of the first round matchup with Minnesota, the Rockets could not shoot straight. The first quarter of game two, they were worse, hitting only ...