The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
MartinThis item is by Thomas Francis, a writer for our sister paper in Broward County/ Palm Beach, Florida. It's about a Houston guy, so we present it here for your perusal.An arrest in a cold case is supposed to be an occasion for celebrating the enduring cause of justice. There is no statute ... More >>
Photo by JamesCohenThere is a tangled tale coming out of Montgomery County (where else), but one lesson seems clear -- if you're hoarding 270 pounds of pot in your house, think twice before calling the cops about something.Think three or four times. And we don't mean dope-addled "thinking" like exam ... More >>
April 20 is National Pot Smoking Day, because if there's anything America needs, it's a holiday encouraging us to be more apathetic than we already are. But rather than get bogged down in arguments for legalization or debates about the merits of medicinal marijuana, let us simply commemorate this o ... More >>
Another HISD teacher's been nabbed for pot today; this time a special-ed teacher from the Harper Alternative School. This makes about 14 billion HISD teachers arrested in the last two weeks, officials estimate. (And by "officials," we mean us.)So the U.S. Department of Justice's newest National Drug ... More >>
What is it with HISD teachers and pot these days? A month ago, a middle-school assistant principal gets nabbed for growing dope in his home. Now, a pair of teachers at Williams Middle School (Northwest side represent!) are making friends in county due to a meddling tipster and a drug-sniffing ... More >>
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