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.
7 hours ago | Sports
If in May someone told you the Astros would have a critical series in mid-August, you would probably guess Yankees or Red Sox or Indians or Angels or Mariners, right? Very few would have said it would be against the A's. Hell, two months ago, no o...
1 day ago | Grocery Guide
On Wednesday, I took aim at sackers because, quite frankly, they've been messing up my groceries lately. But to be fair, they do have a pretty tough job. And when you need to deal with the general public all day, anyone might slack off a little. S...
1 day ago | Weather
Not to freak anyone out, but we are deep into the month of August and...it hasn't been awful. These are the dog days of summer and they are typically the hottest of the year for us here in Houston. As the guys at Space City Weather pointed out Wed...
2 days ago | Traffic
SH 288 (the South Freeway for those in the know) has been a bit of a mess lately. It's part of a fairly substantial redevelopment plan that will add capacity via toll lanes running from 59 all the way to the Harris County line. As per usual, it ha...
2 days ago | Grocery Guide
It almost never fails. You do your big shop, maybe on a Sunday. You bring your reusable bags because you're good with the earth like that. You line up everything on the little conveyor belt at the checkout stand to make it easy to separate: produc...
3 days ago | Sports
On Monday, the Rockets did what they set out to do in 2014 and again in 2017. They signed Carmelo Anthony. This time, it was for one year at the veteran minimum and with little fanfare — a phone pic from GM Daryl Morey via Twitter was all we...