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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.

What’s Been Done on Redistricting So Far?

The third special session of the Texas Legislature starts on Monday, and the main goal will be to set the new congressional...

Bail Bond Bill Becomes Law After Heavy Donations From the Industry to Patrick

A controversial bail bond bill was signed by Governor Greg Abbott in Houston on Monday. The law is supposed to target violent...

What’s on the Agenda for the Third Special Session?

The next special session of the 87th Texas Legislature will start on September 30, and though it has a much shorter to-do list...

Analysis: Texas District Changes to Look For

After months of delay and speculation, the results of the United States Census are finally out and Governor Greg Abbott has formally...

Extremist Abortion Law Will Drive Away Business From Texas

With reproductive freedom being severely curtailed by a new law in Texas, business prospects are starting to look less sunny.

Texas Second Special Session Recap

The second special session of the 87th Texas Legislature was much more impactful than the first, which was mostly impotent following the mass...

Republicans Responsible for Cutting Voting Rights and Access

After months of contentious fighting, the Republican bill that will restrict Texas voting rights and access is on its way to Governor...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Holding Staffers’ Pay Hostage for Republican Priority Bills

The brinksmanship of the Texas Legislature grew even more contentious this week as Lt. Governor Dan Patrick threatened not to restore the...

“This Is How Texas Democrats Lose Elections”

“This is how Texas Democrats lose elections,” Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) tweeted when the Texas House fulfilled the quorum.

How the John Lewis Act Could Impact Texas Voting

The fight over voter rights and access in Texas is now a race. With the Texas Legislature back in session thanks to...

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