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.
56 minutes ago | Sports
On Tuesday night, the Rockets went into Denver to play one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They left with their second straight quality win 109-99. Over the last seven games, the Rockets are 5-2 with wins over the Pacers twice and the Nuggets. Th...
1 day ago | Here, Eat This
The Saucy Sub at the Brooklyn Meatball Company is classic New York in downtown Houston mall food court. We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston!
2 days ago | Sports
For all the talk of their struggling defense early in the season, the Rockets held four straight opponents under 100 points. It helped to push the struggling team up to 18th in defensive rating after beginning the season nearly dead last. And befo...
2 days ago | Weather
It wasn't the most beautiful weekend in Houston. With highs only in the 50s and mostly cloudy skies (along with some rain Sunday), it was a pretty gloomy few days overall. The good news this week is that the sun will shine. But don't expect temper...
5 days ago | Traffic
Construction always seems to make a mess of Houston roadways. We still aren't sure why scientists don't study the near constant highway renovations here. We think it could be the basis for the world's first perpetual motion machine. But even if sc...
6 days ago | Weather
The old adage if you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait, will be readily apparent this weekend. This week has brought stifling heat and humidity to the Texas Gulf Coast as we await a pair of approaching cold fronts that will change the wea...