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
The NBA schedule is a long, grueling one. Lots of things can happen. But the Houston Rockets are teetering on the edge of a lost season if they are not careful and the next ten games are likely to reveal just how good or bad they will be in the...
7 hours ago | Weather
Houston's roller coaster weather has continued unabated. Over the past seven days, we've seen unseasonably warm temperatures, heavy rainfall and downright chilly mornings near freezing. We have a bit more of that in store beginning Thursday, but t...
2 days ago | Here, Eat This
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! "We shave the ribeye every morning," the man at the register informed me as I paid for my Steak Hoagie at Pete's Fine Meats (5509 Richmond). Moments earl...
3 days ago | Weather
As December rain storms go, Friday night's heavy rainfall was pretty substantial. Parts of the city got more than five inches as a cold front barreled through and interacted with a low pressure system. There was some street flooding and a few bayo...
6 days ago | Pop Culture
Once again we are presented with a feast of holiday schmaltz from our good friends at Hallmark. Much like the greeting cards they produce, these flicks are superficially sweet (and totes adorbs) but have a depth that is about the thickness of the ...
6 days ago | Weather
Proceed with caution. That should be the words of warning all Houstonians should keep in mind if they have to be on the roads Friday night. The combination of a cold front mixed with a strong low pressure system to the west of the area will combin...