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Jef Rouner

Jef Rouner
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Jef Rouner is an award-winning freelance journalist, the author of The Rook Circle, and a member of The Black Math Experiment. He lives in Houston where he spends most of his time investigating corruption and strange happenings. Jef has written for Houston Press, Free Press Houston, and Houston Chronicle.

Texas Legislative Black Caucus Introduces George Floyd Act

The 19 members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus laid out the key provisions of the proposed George Floyd Act during a...

Tiny Texas Town First in State to Resume In-Person Classes

“We’ve been the only monkey in the zoo so far,” said Edna ISD superintendent Robert O'Connor. Edna is a...

Houston Nonprofit Offers Local Alternative to Industrial Farms

In the early days of the pandemic, store shelves were often bare of fresh fruits and vegetables. Texans who planned on quarantining...

Barbers Hill ISD Upholds Racist Hair Policy

The school board of Barbers Hill ISD voted unanimously last week to uphold a dress code policy that has affected their small...

Will High School Football Return in 2020? Players, Coaches Watch, Wait.

The big asterisk on the back-to-school question in Texas is high school football. The future is uncertain for Friday Night Lights.

Houses Boom, Businesses Bust in COVID-19 Real Estate Market

The economy continues to limp along as America endures the coronavirus pandemic with no end in sight, and that means people are...

Is Government Keeping First Responders Safe? ‘Oh, Hell No!’

First responders and law enforcement officials in Texas are seeing COVID-19 outbreaks among staffs, and one of the state’s largest unions has...

Texas Hospitals Dealing With Red Ink, but it Could be Worse

Health care is one of the few industries in America where being sold out doesn’t mean you aren’t losing money hand over...

Texas to Benefit Substantially from New Free Trade Agreement

The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact, a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, could have a positive economic impact for Texas,...

Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over COVID-19 Precautions

The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers...

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