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.
For some, the price spike is reminiscent of the double-digit inflation in the 1970s, leaving concerns that we're heading that way again.
The federal government is trying to clear the way for fuel to be delivered to the East coast, while the nation's largest fuel pipeline remains shut down by hackers who took control of it, over the weekend.
The summer travel months could include a shortage of gasoline. It's not because there isn't enough fuel, but instead, a challenge getting it to the pump.
The long-time charity bike ride, that raises money to fight multiple sclerosis, was cancelled last year, but there are changes in place to make this year's event safe for thousands of riders.
The annual Texas MS 150 bicycle ride, to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis, returns this weekend after its Covid-cancellation. While there will be changes to keep riders safe, the cause remains the same.
New home sales continue to surge, across the country. In March, the Commerce Department reported activity increased more than 20%. The cost of buying a home is going way up, as well, as demand and the lingering effects of the pandemic are leaving an expensive shortage of supplies.
Mortgage rates continue to fall. 30 year fixed-rate loans slid, this week, below 3% for the first time in more than a year. That 'affordable' money adding fuel to a growing trend of people looking to move.
The Port of Galveston is pushing hard to get cruise ships sailing from the island again after being idled by the pandemic.
After more than a year of the pandemic, a lot of people have felt their finances pinched. That's especially true for those who were hoping to retire, only to find they may have to wait.
A new survey from the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs shows how hard Houston and Harris County were hit, compared to the rest of the state.