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.
2 days ago | Coronavirus
While so many of us have been hidden away, practicing self quarantining and social distancing, we have managed to remain remarkably connected and keep ourselves busy. Much of that is due directly to technology. It's difficult to imagine how we wou...
4 days ago | Coronavirus
As we enter another month of quarantine from the Coronavirus outbreak, all levels of business and politics have been impacted. From mom and pop shops to huge corporations, city managers to the President, everyone is being forced to adapt to a rele...
6 days ago | Sports
Last week, Major League Baseball and the players' union came to an agreement on terms during the Coronavirus pandemic. While this may just seem like another business figuring out what to do while everyone is out of work, it is quite a bit more com...
11 days ago | Coronavirus
For years the debate over traffic in Houston has centered primarily around two concepts. The first is that we needed far greater vehicle infrastructure (i.e. more freeways) to handle the surge in commuters and those new to the city. The second was...
13 days ago | Coronavirus
In the first week of the coronavirus pandemic, across the country people were stocking up on the essentials: milk, eggs, cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Worries over quarantines and what measures we might be forced to take in the coming weeks ...
16 days ago | Coronavirus
Houston is a naturally friendly place, but it is still a big city with huge swaths of suburbia. As a result, while we may be neighborly, we don't always know who our neighbors are. People are busy and don't often have time to socialize and there i...