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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.

2020 College Graduates Face Bleak Texas Job Market

As if the fact that graduations have largely been canceled wasn’t enough disappointment, Texans graduating from college are facing one of the...

Texas Tourism Industry Eager to Reopen Despite Spike in COVID-19 Cases

The coronavirus pandemic put a huge dent in the spring break plans of thousands, directly impacting Texas tourism. Worried about the effects...

Texas’ Contact Tracing Army Still not at Full Strength, but More Coming

As Texas prepares to move to phase two of reopening the economy and looser COVID-19 safety restrictions, the state still doesn’t have...

Texas Grocery Stores Rationing Meat

Meat lovers could be left wanting as the price of beef rises and supplies decrease due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated...

Gov. Abbott, Texas Attorney General Navigate Choppy Waters When it Comes to Coronavirus and...

Since the shutdown of many aspects of life during the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the status of churches has been very...

Will Abbott Stay Popular Through the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many leaders around the world to the test. To judge by polls, Gov. Greg Abbott has generally...

Texas Universities Tighten Budgets, Plan for Fall Classes

As of right now, Texas universities are planning on being open for the fall semester. However, they will be dealing with budget...

Does Texas Have Enough Testing and Contact Tracing Capability?

The increased testing and contact tracing Gov. Greg Abbott has included in his reopen Texas plan are probably not enough to safely...

Pandemic Hits Texas Cities’ Finances Hard

There is a simple, unavoidable bit of math when it comes to COVID-19: the corresponding economic downturn is hitting city budgets hard....

Rural Texas Hospitals Struggling in Face of COVID-19

Hospitals may be the front line in the fight against COVID-19, but some of the troops are receiving less support than others....

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