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 hours ago | Weather
Heavy bands of rain continued to pound areas south of Houston Wednesday morning, some with rates of 4 and 5 inches per hour. Overnight, spots mainly south and east of Harris County got the worst of it, but as that lifts north throughout Wednesday,...
19 hours ago | Weather
Within the span of just a few hours Tuesday, a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico spun up into Tropical Storm Imelda and, just as quickly, moved on shore near Freeport. Fortunately, because the storm was so close to land, it didn't...
1 day ago | Weather
Hurricane season may have passed its statistical peak last week, but the tropics remain a hotbed of activity. And while there are no hurricanes that are threatening the Texas Gulf coast, a tropical disturbance in the Gulf is likely to produce some...
1 day ago | Sandwiches
The Poulet Classique at Neo Baguette is fresh, surprising and a great reminder of where the baguette originated. We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston!
2 days ago | Sports
It's been a bit of an up and down last six weeks of the season for the Astros off the field as they continue to do well on it. From Carlos Correa's back to Ryan Pressly's knee to Yuli Gurriel's hamstring, the training room at Minute Maid Park has ...
5 days ago | Tech
Technology changes rapidly. As a result, there are new versions of computers, smart phones and other tech products coming out seemingly every week. Apple just announced the new iPhone 11 and early adopters are already preordering them. But even if...