Posted on · The Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night (March 4, 2017) 123-108 and are rolling into the season’s second half. The Astros continue spring training. And the Dynamo season got underway with a 2-1 victory over the defending MLS champion Seattle Sounders. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of […]
Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we like to check in with News 88.7 beat reporters on developments taking place surrounding the subjects they cover. Today, we talk with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter about a number of transportation issues, ideas, and projects — including bike trail expansion, the Rice Village parking plan, […]
Posted on · The Houston Rockets traded for Lou Williams and made some other moves to bolster their roster at the trade deadline. And the Astros continued Spring Training in Florida. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.
Posted on · The Houston Rockets have the third best record in the NBA. With the trade deadline approaching, what moves can the Rockets make to bolster their chances for a long post-season run? And don’t look now, but spring training is just around the corner. Astros pitchers and catchers are due to report this week. Also the […]
Posted on · Other than the historic Super Bowl comeback by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, what else has been going on in the Houston sports world? We check in on the Rockets and Astros — and the other recent developments in Houston sports — with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and […]
Posted on · Jeff Balke from Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press drops by to talk about the Rockets league-leading 10-game winning streak and the Texans’ one-point win over the Jaguars. Also he reviews the year in Houston sports.
Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year's biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts & culture and sports. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]
Posted on · The Houston Texans will face the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City Monday night. The UH Cougars beat up on Louisville 36-10 on Thursday, James Harden’s stellar play is getting overlooked, and the Astros made a couple off-season acquisitions. We discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia […]
Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. And, according to the Southern […]
Posted on · The Houston Texans defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13 Sunday and ended the first half of the season in first place in the AFC South with a 5-3 record. And the Houston Rockets won a pair of games against the Dallas Mavericks this weekend, improving their record to 2-1 in the first week of the NBA […]
Posted on · SMU upset the UH Cougars 38-16 in college football Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016). We discuss what went wrong for the now 6-2 Cougars with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, and joins us most Mondays to discuss developments in Houston sports. We also turn our attention to tonight’s Monday Night […]
Posted on · The Houston Texans reeled off 17 unanswered points Sunday night to beat the Indianapolis Colts in overtime by a score of 26-23. Plus, the 11th-ranked University of Houston Cougars beat Tulsa 38-31 Saturday to move to 6-1 on the season. And the Rockets returned home from a preseason trip to China. Joining us to discuss […]
Posted on · On July 18, 2016, former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros' computer database. When the news broke reaction was swift – and surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for what […]
Posted on · If you've been to a Houston Rockets game, you probably know Clutch, the team's Rockets-jersey-wearing bear mascot, known for in-game stunts, skits – and the occasional pie in the face of a supposed fan of the opposing team. But what you might not know is that it's been the same man inside the Clutch suit […]
Posted on · The Houston Astros saw their season-high seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday but did manage to take two out of three on the road (and by large margins) against the world champion Kansas City Royals this weekend (of course, the Royals are the team that knocked the Astros out of the playoffs last […]