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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.

60 Percent Of Texas Police Shootings Missing From FBI Data

No one really knows how many people are fatally shot by police in America each year, but it’s clear that the official...

Megachurch Christmas Show Comes Under Fire For Extravagance

The Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas is weathering a viral backlash thanks to their enormous “Gift of Christmas” production. A video posted...

Texas Republican Going After Companies That Help Employees Get Abortions

Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Dallas) has filed a bill to end tax subsidies for businesses that help employees obtain abortions.

State Board Of Education Rejects School Vouchers

Governor Greg Abbott and other far-right Texas Republicans will be fighting an even steeper hill when it comes to the school voucher...

Texas Executives Aren’t Laying Off, But Worry About Employee Retention

Inflation and its economic impact was a major factor in the midterm elections according to polls, but it’s looking like Texas has...

The School Voucher Fight Will Heat Up In 2023

It gets fewer headlines than abortion or gun control, but school vouchers remains a prime Republican goal heading into the 2023 legislative...

The Fight for Texas House Speaker is Actually About the 2024 Primaries

Current Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan has a challenger, Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington), but the fight is over far more than the gavel....

Energy Industry Darling Crenshaw Denounces “Radical Environmentalism”

With Republicans having retaken the House of Representatives, the GOP is looking for ways to curtail the Biden Administration. One path of...

Abbott Flexes His Border Muscles at Biden

After a landslide victory, Governor Greg Abbott is starting his third term the same way he has spent the last year of...

What New Mental Health Legislation Might Look Like in 2023

After a resounding success in the midterms, Texas Republicans are highly unlikely to pass any sort of gun control when the 88th...

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