Substance abuse

Sports |
January 20, 2013

Purple Haze

The hip-hop inspired “purple drank” may have claimed its latest victim—former A&M defensive tackle Johnny Jolly of the Green Bay Packers—who faces prison time for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine, a key ingredient.

The Culture |
January 1, 1997

Down on the Drag

Panhandling, digging through dumpsters for food, roaming the streets near the University of Texas campus: This is the life of Austin’s “gutter punks,” homeless kids with little money and even less hope.

Feature |
September 30, 1995

Raving On

Two decades after he played the role of his life in The Buddy Holly Story, Gary Busey’s hero worship has made him his own worst enemy.

Health |
August 31, 1995

A New Low

Across the state, kids are getting seriously messed up on a dirt-cheap downer from Mexico.

Books |
June 30, 1995

Family Plot

For Dallas writer Carlton Stowers, Sins of the Son is more than just another true crime story. The son is his own.