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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.

Adelson’s Passing Leaves Texas Gambling Lobbying Push in Limbo

Late last year, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson hired some of the biggest names in Texas lobbying for unknown purposes. Then, he suddenly...

Marijuana Messaging Changes In Response to Budget News

For months, advocates for greater access to cannabis in Texas have been looking at the expected massive budget shortfall and pointing out...

Prepare for a Very Messy Redistricting

One of the most important things on the agenda of the 87th Texas Legislature is the drawing of new congressional districts, but a...

Yes, Governor, We Need to Vet National Guard Members for the Inauguration

Governor Greg Abbott tweeted on Monday that the idea of vetting National Guard members, particularly Texans, who will be a part of President-Elect Joe...

The Upcoming Bills That May Decrease Voter Suppression in Texas

The 87th Texas Legislature has a lot on its plate, to put it mildly. In addition to the redrawing of districts, the ongoing...

Can You Bring a Gun to the Texas State Capitol?

Short answer, yes you can. Despite the recent insurrection at the United States Capitol where supporters of President Donald Trump, many of...

Texas Leadership’s Uncoordinated Reaction to the Capitol Insurrection Attempt

In the wake of the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 where a mob of right-wing terrorists stormed the...

Christmas Ornaments From the Capitol

Few things can bring people together like the holidays, and nothing shows that better than the breathtaking 23-foot, Texas-grown Christmas tree in...

Weed Law: The Bills Before the Texas House on Marijuana

There are at least 13 marijuana related bills pre-filed for the session, though the odds on all of them passing are long....

Prepare for a (Legislative) Gun Battle in Texas Next Year

The National Rifle Association has called the pre-filings for legislation in the Texas Congress next year a “record amount of gun control.”...

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