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.
The lab is the first of it's kind, in Texas, and one of fewer than a dozen-such facilities in the country.
Big Blue, as it's known, stands 9 feet tall, 7 feet wide, 8 feet deep and weighs about 200 pounds.
Small business owners are coming up with creative ways to keep cash flowing during the pandemic.
Half of Texans have experienced financial hardship, through lost jobs or added expenses, hitting poor and uninsured households the worst.
The annual sale is usually a summer thing, but the pandemic left Amazon too busy to offer it, until now.
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3 people died after a stairwell collapsed on Monday afternoon.
Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the country is among the companies at a loss.
While robocall scams may have gone down during the pandemic, there are new scams threatening people working from home.
TxDOT says there's a simple explanation. Storm water is designed to drain from 288 to nearby Brays Bayou, on its way to the Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.