Like a lot of folks in town, Tom's not a native Houstonian but he got a taste of Texas a long time ago. Some of his fondest memories are of childhood visits with family that still lives here: surfing in the Gulf, NASA during the Apollo days, getting his first cowboy hat. Tom has worn a lot of different hats since coming to FOX 26 in 1998, including as an investigative reporter, the station's consumer advocate ‘Problem Solver' and reporter for the highly-successful Predator Check project. He has also covered a lot of the area's modern-day tragedies and joys: The Aggie Bonfire collapse, The Shuttle Columbia disaster, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Astros 2005 trip to the World Series and the two occasions the Super Bowl was held at NRG Stadium. If there's a story to tell, Tom wants to meet the special people making news and share their tales. When not working, you can often find Tom on a bicycle, pedaling Texas roads, finding charitable causes like the National MS Society to help or staying busy with his family. He's happy to share his Texas adventure with his wife and two daughters.
'Real' unemployment is the measure of people out of work, those who work part-time, plus people who've dropped out of the workforce. At 6.7%, it's the lowest since the government started measuring the number in 1994. That's great news, unless you're one of those people.
As more and more baby boomers and empty-nesters look for a less cluttered life, the housing industry has stepped in to help meet the need.
American consumers often spend much more than they make, while a third don't even bother to budget their money. One financial expert suggests they get SMART about their finances.
A new W4 form, and tax-estimation tool, from the IRS is designed to help ensure taxpayers have an appropriate amount of money withheld for tax filing.
Houston-area lawmakers are staking their positions, in the aftermath of a U.S. airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general
Despite sizable vacancy rates in Houston's commercial real estate market, an NYC company, with local roots, sees opportunity in the city's square footage.
Hijacked Ring cameras show why it's a good idea to practice stronger password management to protect your sensitive information.
Tom Zizka talks with Congresswoman Sylva Garcia about impeachment and other national and state topics
With some surveys showing consumers are comfortable going into debt, to enjoy the Holidays, some are finding new ways to borrow money through Afterpay.
Losing a wallet, or having it stolen, can be a huge hassle that requires some quick and specific action to minimize the damage.