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Jef Rouner

Jef Rouner
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.
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Red tape keeping Texas children off health insurance

Texas continues to have the highest rate of children without health insurance. A recently released report from Georgetown University McCourt School of...
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HISD board takeover: What does it mean parents?

Last week, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath made it official that there will be an HISD board takeover. The question is: what...
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Texas Cities sue state over telecom bill

It's no secret that Texas' state government is trying to remove the revenue streams of the state's cities.

Early Voting: 10 Things Poll Workers Want You To Know

Early voting lasts until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. This gives Texans a little more than 48 hours to participate in...

Traffic fines won’t replace property taxes

It's clear that traffic fines won't replace property taxes when it comes to the day-to-day operation of most Texas cities.

Texas’ cost of unexpanded Medicaid

For years Gov. Greg Abbott has asserted that expanding Medicaid would leave Texas on the hook if the federal government stops paying...

Texas cities and residents struggle with income inequality

After 14 straight quarters of positive economic growth and an unemployment rate hovering around four percent, income inequality continues to grow in...

The 5G Future is Being Built in Texas

Creating a 5G network is the next frontier in communication technology, and Texas is on the forefront of its manufacturing. In addition...

After El Paso: Mexico plans anti-U.S. white supremacy summit

People gather Aug. 15, 2019, at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of the mass shooting in El Paso. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Polls support Dan Patrick’s support of background checks

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he’s willing to “take an arrow” from the NRA. Albeit, it’s a small arrow for a...

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