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.
1 day ago | Sports
In his postgame press conference Monday night after the Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 102-97, coach Mike D'Antoni was asked about yet another stellar performance from James Harden. "I know he's the MVP and everything," he said, "but this level the la...
1 day ago | Here, Eat This
At the start of a new year, many of us like to make resolutions. Some choose diet and exercise. Others plan to give more time to a charity or spend more time with family. All those are great, but will someone please think of the sandwiches? Over t...
2 days ago | Weather
This past weekend was one of the nicest our area has seen in quite some time. Sure, it was a little on the cool side in the evening, but you can't beat daytime temperatures in the 60s in mid December under sunny skies. This week, our temperatures ...
6 days ago | Sports
The NBA schedule is a long, grueling one. Lots of things can happen. But the Houston Rockets are teetering on the edge of a lost season if they are not careful and the next ten games are likely to reveal just how good or bad they will be in the...
6 days ago | Weather
Houston's roller coaster weather has continued unabated. Over the past seven days, we've seen unseasonably warm temperatures, heavy rainfall and downright chilly mornings near freezing. We have a bit more of that in store beginning Thursday, but t...
8 days ago | Here, Eat This
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! "We shave the ribeye every morning," the man at the register informed me as I paid for my Steak Hoagie at Pete's Fine Meats (5509 Richmond). Moments earl...