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Death Watch: Can Texas Keep a Secret?
State Supreme Court grants rehearing in execution drug supplier case
"...state should be allowed to keep secret its execution drug suppliers. That in itself isn't shocking, but the decision..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Mikel Kane vs. the Medical Director
ATCEMS division chief suspended, demoted for waging war against MD
"...bent the language of departmental policy to avoid a drug test back in January ("What Drug Test?" May 11)...."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Lineup
From R.L. Stine to Reza Aslan, 225-plus converge on the Capitol
"...cooking demos, and kids' activities, Opitz is especially looking forward to some unique events with a few: Kevin Fedarko..."

Sept. 10, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Fantastic Fest Announces Keanu Reeves as 'Man of Tai Chi'
Plus 'Big Bad Wolves' and 'Nightbreed - The Cabal Cut' and more
"...films from India, plus a documentary about narcocorridos, the drug ballads of Mexico. Color us particularly excited by Big..."

July 24, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Up Too Early
Google Streetview fashion critique from West 38th Street
"...Let’s not mince words: Coffee is a drug – just like crack. Sure, a crackhead might be..."

July 31, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...long desired and reshapes the political landscape in its backward-looking self-image. With right-wing power brokers like Americans for Prosperity..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Addicted to Pot or to Staying Out of Jail?
That's the question drug-law reformers have about pot "addiction" treatment numbers
"...The number of people entering drug treatment for marijuana "abuse" is on the rise, reports..."

March 27, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Aloha Marijuana
Legalizing pot could save money AND make money? Pinch me, I must be dreaming!
"...also notes that nationwide, the burden of incarcerating low-level drug offenders is taking its toll: while there were just..."

March 9, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Limbaugh gets caught with illegal Viagra; and U.S. Supreme Court rules that police violation of knock-and-announce rule isn't grounds for suppression of evidence seized
"...In the case at issue, Detroit police obtained a warrant to search for drugs and weapons in Booker Hudson's..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Libertarians Tell Us Exactly How to Vote
"...you will never again vote for, or endorse, any pro-drug-war candidate. That would rule out 99% of all the..."

Oct. 20, 2003 Postmarks

Naked City
"...in custody as a result of a three-month undercover drug operation, code named "Operation Spring Clean." The investigation, a..."

July 12, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
CLEAN-Up the Fun
"...and other live entertainment promoters criminally liable for any drug use taking place during their sponsored event...."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.
"...play in the House -- goes a long way toward addressing the budget crunch, at least as it affects..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Support Our Troops – Plink a Quarter in Their Cup
ACLU firebrand Debbie Russel on homeless vets in Austin
"..., Russell helpfully reminds us, was last seen pepper-spraying anti-war protesters.)..."

Aug. 20, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Clinton Is Not a Progressive
"...would be preferable to the Republican nominee, a progressive, forward-leaning second Clinton White House is not likely, because the..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Postmarks

A New Doctrine of Freedom?
"...nation. The net result of this is an illegal war, out-of-control pollution, falling wages, and a broken health care..."

March 27, 2006 Postmarks

A Night at the Rio
Checking in and checking out the most infamous night spot in Austin.
"...inclined to declare this place a funky, down, boomin' war zone of crack heads, whores, and people with bad..."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
"...Nigerian-American financier struggles with love, family, and a prescription drug dependency as his ambitions steer him down a criminal..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Notes on Kamp: Culture Shift
Too many people are finding themselves caught up in the criminal justice system
"...without saying that it's also often where people with drug and alcohol problems end up. Increased access to care,..."

April 1, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Soak in the 'Blue Sunshine'
Exclusive: New Mondo vinyl and VHS releases for 70s paranoia classic
"...release: A poster, vinyl soundtrack and VHS release for political/drug paranoia classic Blue Sunshine, to be dealt at a..."

Feb. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...met with backlash from department members and a council wary of increased costs. See "City Hall Hustle," and listen..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature

Radnofsky to Run for Attorney General
Dem hopeful throws her hat in the ring to replace AG Greg Abbott
"...AG race: Wild card Barry Cooper, the former Texas drug cop turned Drug War foe who now uses his..."

May 15, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Supremes Consider the Limits of Warantless Searches
The Supremes are back at work, and ready to tackle the drug war
"...day of their October 2008 term – was a drug case, but regarding the legal kind, that is: cigarettes...."

Oct. 6, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Dingus Don't Like Craddick and ALEC
Craddick challenger lambasts speaker over "special interest" award.
"...Craddick expects rapturous applause at his winning a leadership award from the American Legislative Exchange Council, then he should..."

July 31, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Police Beat Stories
Shades of Blue
"...4) Drug War Hits Home In October, an early-morning APD drug..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Film News
The governor signs off on incentives, leads chorus of dumb quotes
"...to Mexico and get caught up in a pharmaceutical drug ring. "It's the concept of what it means to..."

June 15, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Hemp, Hemp, Hemp, Hemp
"...response to Mexican immigration during the early 1900s. Dire warnings that marijuana inspires homicidal rages have been counterproductive at..."

March 16, 2007 Postmarks

TV Eye
Reverse psychology: ways for execs to wreck a promising sitcom.
"...that his dedication to the family business will be rewarded. But things don't turn out as expected. Michael decides..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
The TNT action-adventure show Witchblade strikes out with its Groundhog Day-like season premiere, while HBO hits another one out of the park with cop drama The Wire.
"...team of detectives reluctantly charged to break up a drug ring in the Baltimore public housing projects. Because the..."

June 14, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

About AIDS
"...Despite more urgent demands, the Drug Enforcement Administration continues energetically denying chronically ill people the..."

March 1, 2002 Column by Sandy Bartlett

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