Q&As with neighborhood chefs

Their experiences offer hope for the rest of us. If a big-time chef can make amateur-like mistakes, then it’s a lot less embarrassing when we do — and it’s something we can learn from.

State Fair family

Some families just attend the State Fair of Texas together, but at least one Lakewood family takes it a step further.

Fan collector Paul Pierson

In the middle of the dining room table sits a large wire globe, somewhat resembling an odd birdcage or even a bingo cage.

True Crime: Vintage bike stolen

Ross was storing the vintage bike on his screened front porch, but his porch wasn’t secure. When he prepared to head for work on the bike one evening, it was gone — and so were all of his tools.

Ask a cop

Why has copper thievery become such a problem now?