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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.

All Eyes On South Texas And Collin County

When it comes to competitive districts in Texas this midterm season, the pickings are slim. However, Democrats and Republicans are ready for...

How Texas Democrats Are Losing Latinos To Republicans

Popular wisdom for decades has been that as Texas progresses to a minority-majority state thanks to a growing Latino population, it would...

Abbott Gets Zero Percent In CPAC Straw Poll

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw polls are one of the ways that Republicans measure part enthusiasm for rising stars. Governor Greg...

Texas Voting Rights Restriction Law Going Down In Courts

Last year, the Texas legislature passed one of the most onerous restrictions of voting rights and access in the United States, but...

Texas Grid Came Very Close To Failure Last Month

The Texas electrical grid nearly collapsed last month, with Governor Greg Abbott and the Republican-led state government seemingly unmotivated to fix the...

Texas DPS And The Border Patrol Should Have Taken Control At Uvalde, Report States

A report from the Texas House Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting states that Texas Department of Public Safety and Border Patrol...

Report Shows States With Abortion Bans Don’t Support Mothers Or Children

In a damning report from the New York Times, it’s clear that states with abortion bans are not doing a very good...

CPS Costing Kids With Bad Record Keeping

In the latest failure of the Texas Child Protective Services agency, a federal judge castigated officials for failing to keep accurate records...

CNN Special Tackles Texas Billionaires Controlling Republican Politics

Just three very rich men control much of the Republican Party in Texas, according to a CNN Special Report, and they brought...

The Gun Industry Runs More of Your Life Than You Think

The gun industry cost Texas an extra half billion dollars this year, and it’s just a part of the effect they have...

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