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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.

Texas Responds to Coronavirus With Cancelations, Research, School Cleanings

As coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, spreads across the world, it’s important to keep up-to-date on the statuses of events,...

Big Tax Bills Surprise New Homeowners in Denton

Texas already has one of the highest property tax rates in the country, but some North Texas residents found thousands of dollars...

As Oil Prices Fall, It May Be Time to Tap Texas’ Rainy Day Fund

With the price of oil dropping to the lowest it has been in three decades, Texas may need to tap into its...

Five Facts About New Texas Driver’s Licenses

Texas is releasing new driver’s licenses and identification cards. What does that mean? Is yours defunct?  Here are the...

DPS Will Not Test Hemp in Misdemeanor Possession Cases

The future of marijuana in the Texas justice system remains very fluid and odd. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is...

Politics at SXSW: Check Out These Sessions on Climate, Guns, Overdoses and More

Best known as a launching pad for indie acts, SXSW is the place to be seen if a musician wants to reach...

Abbott Offers Clemency for Some Human Trafficking Survivors, but Not for All of Them

Photo by Dominic Robinson Gov. Greg Abbott has established a customized clemency application for minors who have...

Beware of GOP Mailers Disguised As Census Forms

Texas Republicans have a history of sending out fundraising mailers disguised as legal documents in hopes of duping the unwary out of...

Mysterious Shutdown of Texas Marijuana Dispensaries Continues

Marijuana is currently in legal limbo in Texas, and the mysterious shutdown of applications for medical marijuana dispensaries only adds to the...

SpaceX’s Offers to Buy Up a Tiny Texas Town Raise Concerns

SpaceX is offering to buy all the homes in Boca Chica Village, a tiny Texas town.  Elon Musk’s vision...

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