Jeff Balke

Jeff Balke

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.

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  • 3 days ago | Sports

    In 2018, Alex Bregman came in fifth in balloting for the American League MVP Award. Coming back in 2019, he expanded on that resume with the best season of his career. And despite a tremendous late-season run, he fell short in the 2019 AL MVP race...

  • 3 days ago | Traffic

    In 2018, the bulk of the construction that had been ongoing for years along the Northwest Freeway between the North Loop and Beltway 8 wound down. There have been a few minor tweaks since then but, in general, the nightmare for many people, myself...

  • 4 days ago | Sports

    It's been a couple weeks of ups and downs for the Astros. They lost a tough seven game World Series, fired their assistant GM after comments he made during the celebration after the ALCS, found themselves in the middle of a mess related to their i...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    The Houston Rockets, despite a rather uneven first ten games, have a 7-3 record and are tied for third place in the Western Conference. But the combination of a very difficult next ten games and an injury to Eric Gordon threatens that early season...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    According to a report from the Athletic, the Houston Astros stole signs during their 2017 World Series winning season, in traditional ways and using technology, the same season the Red Sox were punished for using an Apple Watch in the dugout for a...

  • 6 days ago | Sports

    The first of what promises to be a number of postseason accolades for the Astros happened on Monday when rookie outfield/designated hitter Yordan Alvarez was named the American League Rookie of the Year. Alvarez's victory was unanimous. Alvarez, 2...

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