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.
A new survey shows small businesses fear they might not recover from the coronavirus shutdown, without some help. New federal and local programs offer some assistance.
More people are trying to enjoy some outside activity, and local bike shops are able to be open to help cyclists be prepared.
A grassroots effort to connect neighbors, shut-in by the Covid-19 outbreak, is renewing a sense of community...one snapshot at a time...while helping a local charity, in the process.
The Coronavirus outbreak is prompting a growing number of businesses to send employees home, to work remotely. While larger companies may be prepared for that kind of change, some small businesses are scrambling to catch-up.
Houston city council grants Mayor Turner an indefinite Emergency Health Declaration to respond to coronavirus outbreak.
With millions of jobs open, in the country, many will go unfilled because there are not enough people with the skills to do them. In an attempt to filled the 'skilled labor shortage', one employer is offering a program to train the skilled workforce it needs.
Recent 'tech' notes may have missed your notice that can help you protect your privacy.
A survey from CreditCards.com find one in five people is hiding money and spending from their significant other, and most people consider it worse than romantic cheating.
A small, local, business has waved a white flag in a dispute with a movie studio that complained the business logo resembled one of its characters.
One of the more-polarizing topics, at home, is how to properly load the dishwasher. Most people have a 'system' they think works better than anyone else, but could probably use some improvement.