Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke

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.

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  • 17 minutes ago | Sports

    Giannas Antetokounmpo has had a brilliant season. The Milwuakee Bucks forward is virtually everything you could want from a dominant young player. He scores. He passes. He defends. He is the total package. He's no James Harden. Throughout the...

  • 23 hours ago | Weather

    If you don't count the massive black cloud of chemical-laden smoke hovering over the entire city the past few days, the weather in Houston has been fantastic. Spring has certainly sprung and we are experiencing the effects with dry, mild days and ...

  • 2 days ago | Sports

    Finally healthy, the Rockets have a problem. It's a good problem. They have a lot of depth. More than at any other point of the season. Coach Mike D'Antoni is using the last few weeks of the season to not only get rest for some of his guys, but al...

  • 2 days ago | Traffic

    Another cyclist — this time, 23-year-old David Loya — has been killed on Houston streets. Loya was struck by a school bus while riding in the protected bike lane on Heights Boulevard. This was not a case of a careless cyclist weaving into traffic ...

  • 3 days ago | Sandwiches

    Over the last year, I have been on a great sandwich quest across the city of Houston. It continues in earnest (and will return next week), but one of my favorite sandwiches has mostly eluded me: the Cubano. I wrote about the quite delicious variet...

  • 4 days ago | Weather

    Well, it certainly made us wait long enough. It took until Sunday afternoon for the sun to finally break through the clouds and knock us out of a long string of overcast days. Even better, it wasn't brutally hot. In fact, it was downright pleasant...

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