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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.

Three Ways the Census Helps Texans

It’s not like states are trying to stay under occupancy so the rave doesn’t get broken up by a fire marshal, so...

Texas Wind Energy Production and Jobs Are Growing, Coal Is Dying

Renewable energy is one of the key components in fighting the progression of climate change caused by manmade sources. Despite its legendary status as a fossil fuel producer, Texas is making incredible strides to meet the demand for clean energy produced by wind and solar.

Texans: Don’t Fear the Census

This year is not only a monumentally important election year, it’s also when one of America’s most sacred constitutional duties is carried...

Houston Plant Explosion Reminds City of Danger of Lack of Zoning

Last Friday, an explosion at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing plant in Northwest Houston rocked residents out of their beds in the...

Abbott’s Refugee Freeze Will Not Help Texas Homelessness

In a recent announcement that Texas would not accept new refugees in 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott made Texas the first state to...

All Eyes on Texas as Super Tuesday Looms

The Lone Star State is poised to return to swing state status, and with 38 Electoral College votes in play, Texas could...

TCEQ Downplaying Dangers of Cancer-Causing Gas

Ethylene oxide is a flammable, colorless gas used in a variety of industrial applications and sterilizing certain medical equipment. It is also...

The Stakes Are High for Voter Registration in Texas

The 2020 election looms large, and in Texas it might be one of the most consequential in the state’s history. 

The Answer to Youth Abuse in the Texas Prison System? Close the Facilities.

Recent headlines about widespread abuse of the minors incarcerated in Texas’ five Juvenile Justice Department facilities include a range of alleged offenses...

The Future Looks Green for Marijuana in Texas

It was only five years ago that Governor Greg Abbott was firmly against legalizing marijuana in Texas, even for medicinal purposes. However,...

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