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.
21 hours ago | Sports
The Astros emerged from a brutal stretch of games against some of the best teams in baseball at just over .500 for the run of 21 games, 11-10. It included series wins of the A's and Red Sox (twice), a split with the Dodgers and a shocking sweep at...
11 days ago | Weather
On Thursday afternoon, another round of thunderstorms rumbled through the Houston area bringing upwards of two inches or rain per hour amidst a flurry of downpours that stretched from south Texas to western Louisiana. All we can tell you is, get u...
13 days ago | Weather
June 1 is the official opening of hurricane season. But, the Gulf Coast doesn't need a hurricane for flooding. Just over a week ago, parts of southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana received as much as 20 inches of rain over the course of a wee...
21 days ago | Sports
After putting together a handful of solid series against AL west competitors and climbing back into the ranks of the leaders of the division, the Astros coughed up a sweep to the lowly Texas Rangers in Arlington over the weekend. Not only did it d...
25 days ago | Weather
Hurricane season begins on June 1 and, by all accounts, it is expected to be a busy season. Perhaps not 2020 busy when a record number of storms was recorded, but more active than normal according to the latest predictions from the National Hurric...
27 days ago | Sports
The Rockets fell to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday as the season ended with a quiet but sickening thud. With franchise-shaping trades, unprecedented injury issues and a mixture of young, promising talent (nevermind a rookie season for both coach...