Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

The Next Drug Epidemic

Even compared to heroin, ecstasy, and meth, synthetic analogs of benzos are bad news.
Joey Keeton
When addiction is discussed, benzodiazepines are rarely mentioned. When they are, it’s for their use by a stimulant-driven addict who is anticipating 70 sleepless hours to hit him hard and soon and who wishes to knock himself...


Arlington Police: No Justice

Several current and former officers say APD refuses to ruffle feathers — even if one of its own is in trouble.
Steve Watkins
On a sunny October day in 2011, Paul Balson watched out the window of his Arlington home as a car with three men in it circled the block. On the third pass they pulled up to the curb in front, got out, and purposefully started ...

Neuharth: “Kids become psychotic; they have ... hallucinations.” Lee Chastain

Not Your Older Brother’s K2

As makers change the formula, the synthetic drugs get much more dangerous.
In 2011, Fort Worth Weekly ran a story about K2, the common name of a type of designer drug marketed by head shops as a legal alternative to marijuana. During the course of researching the story, a reporter asked several employ...

Panbechi: “Everything is from the plant; nothing extra is added.” Jeff Prince

Kratom from Cowtown

A major supplier of a controversial herbal drink says his product is safe and organic.
Kratom, an herbal drink that relieves pain and enhances moods for some enthusiasts, has slipped past the mainstream media for several years. Lately, though, news reports have begun surfacing across the country. Locally, CBS 11 ...

Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, and Jennifer Aniston gather round the campfire in We're the Millers.

Millers’ Crossing

Top-notch comic actors redeem the agreeable comedy We’re the Millers.
For eight seasons of Saturday Night Live, the smoothly handsome Jason Sudeikis proved himself a skilled comic actor, excelling at portraying oblivious idiots and slick phonies. But other good-looking, funny guys have failed in ...

TCU In Clutches Of Devil’s Music

Jeff Prince
The video below makes it clear why Texas Christian University is sliding off a moral precipice and plummeting into hell’s fiery clutches. After last week’s drug raid resulted in the arrest of four TCU football playe...

Cops Harsh TCU’s Mellow While Booze Flows

Jeff Prince
TCU360, the online publication Texas Christian University, published an interesting story in today’s edition, seeing as how it comes in the midst of a highly overblown drug bust. “Study Says Alcohol No. 1 Substance ...

Andre Ramiro in "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within"

DVD Review: “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within”

Kristian Lin
The other particularly notable film coming out on DVD this week is Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, a Brazilian cop thriller that made my list of last year’s 10 best movies. Hardly anyone else picked it for end-of-year awar...

TCU Drug Busts Have Silver Lining

Jeff Prince
The national news media is all over the big drug bust at Texas Christian University, where police reportedly arrested 17 students (and counting) for selling marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription pills. The bright side i...

Gloat? Us?

“Blown away” is a pretty good description of how Static’s colleagues at Fort Worth Weekly feel about the rag’s showing in a couple of recent journalism contests, one statewide, one national.