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 | Sports
On Thursday, the Astros announced that they would enter a contract with the Round Rock Express to become the team's Triple-A minor league affiliate. The Express had been the Rangers Triple-A team since 2011. Prior to that, the Express had been wit...
3 days ago | Weather
Summer was back earlier in the week as sunny skies and drier conditions returned to Houston for the first time in a couple weeks. High pressure was in control, pushing temperatures back into the 90s and keeping all but a stray shower around. That ...
3 days ago | Traffic
For a long time (seven years to be exact) it seemed like nothing but bad news came out of the U.S. 290 corridor. There were perpetual construction issues, horrible traffic and plentiful numbers of accidents. Then, the sun began to break through th...
4 days ago | Sports
It's still a couple weeks before the playoffs and the division race hasn't even been settled yet, but there's no reason we shouldn't start digging into the possible 25-man roster for the Astros. Will they take 13 pitchers or expand the lineup? Wha...
5 days ago | Sports
Between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons for the Rockets, they went from a mediocre defensive team to one of the league's best. Yes, they added Chris Paul and P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, but at the core was the instruction and scheme of assoc...
5 days ago | Here, Eat This
The Porchetta Sandwich from respected Buffalo Bayou-adjacent breakfast/lunch spot is an interesting twist on the classic Italian holiday meat staple. We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston!