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.
10 hours ago | Sports
There is no greater difficulty in player evaluation than in major league baseball. Players drafted highly might bust and those drafted 20 rounds later might be in the Hall of Fame one day. With young guys coming straight out of high school and pla...
1 day ago | Weather
Go Texan Day and the annual rodeo parade are almost always cloudy and often rainy, cool affairs. This year doesn't appear to be much different, but the worst rainfall won't be right over the Houston area. Looking back, it's been pretty chilly out ...
1 day ago | Traffic
God knows we Houstonians love us some trail riders. Maybe it's the horses or the smiling and waving people. Maybe we just like to imagine how interesting life on the trail might be for us city folk. Then we remember dysentery and no cell phones, a...
3 days ago | Sports
Two months. Twenty-five games. That's what remains for the Houston Rockets before the postseason. After a few days off for the All-Star break, it appears the team will, for the first time in months, be at full strength with the return of Clint Cap...
3 days ago | Here, Eat This
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! The Turkey Melt at Relish Restaurant and Bar probably isn't the best overall sandwich in Houston (it's on the short list, though), but it might be the mo...
4 days ago | Weather
Forecasting Houston's weather never gets boring. The sheer size is one thing. It could be 75 in Clear Lake and 50 in The Woodlands. Then add in the unpredictability of weather this time of the year and trying to figure out what is going to happen ...