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.
Take a stroll down some grocery aisles, and you may notice some empty spots. A recent addition, in some HEB stores, notes glass, plastic, and aluminum packaging may be in limited supply.
All week, Americans have been encouraged to support small businesses and FOX 26’s Business Reporter Tom Zizka gives us a look at some of the challenges small businesses face, yet how women who run them can get ahead.
The wind from Nicholas packed more of a punch than was expected, knocking the power out to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. At its worst, Centerpoint counted almost half a million homes and businesses in the dark.
After months of growth, the economy added a disappointing number of new jobs in August. While headlines are blaming a surging COVID-19 pandemic, some other factors may be in play as well.
As the stubborn COVID pandemic pushes some employers to adjust their 'return to work' plans, working from home will remain a necessity for a lot of people. If that arrangement becomes a new normal, for some, there's an argument suggesting employees should be paid for the space they provide.
Oil prices rose slightly in the hours after the energy industry found itself right in the path of Hurricane Ida. Offshore drilling and onshore processing were both affected by the storm.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, four years ago It left $125 billion in damage With that, and more disasters likely to follow, struggling small businesses to survive.
The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police was one of several incidents that prompted nationwide calls for police reform. In Houston, a pilot program is making those changes in an unexpected way.
After a couple of MS-150 charity rides, Harolynn Adeniran figured she had a decent sense of the cycling experience, but quickly found the chance to ride the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride is a whole new challenge.
As the nation's economy finds footing during the COVID-19 pandemic, industrial growth has remained one of the bright spots and a new report shows Houston bit off a big chunk of that business and is chewing vigorously.