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.
3 days ago | Traffic
One of the worst and most dangerous intersections in the state of Texas opened its first new segment on Monday as the new offramp from the West Loop to the northbound lanes of I-69 finally opened. That faint sound of cheering you heard was from dr...
4 days ago | Sports
Since the team's inception in 2012, the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball franchise has been part inspired creativity and part pray for luck on the part of the community on the southwest side of Houston. In many ways, it really was a "if y...
5 days ago | Sports
It was a tumultuous few weeks for new Rockets GM Raphael Stone. It included his hiring after the departure of Daryl Morey, the hiring of new coach Stephen Silas after Mike D'Antoni left the team, and the swirling of rumors that the team's two star...
10 days ago | Sports
Late Monday night, the Rockets dealt Robert Covington for former Rocket Trevor Ariza and two first round draft picks, including the sixteenth pick in Wednesday's draft. No one disputes that the team, which has traded away virtually all of its pick...
11 days ago | Environment
The Army Corps of Engineers recently released plans for altering Buffalo Bayou as a means of decreasing flooding — deadline for comment ends this week — has certainly stirred up emotions among Houstonians and with good reason. The plan is an unmit...
15 days ago | Sports
Houston sports keeps getting weirder. Whether it's Jeff Luhnow suing the Astros or George Springer opting for free agency or Jack Easterby running amok with the Texans, it always seems to be something. Did we mention the rumors J.J. Watt won't be ...