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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.

Why Ken Paxton Got a Deal

How does one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Texas, which had gone on for nine years, suddenly end in a plea bargain?...

Ken Paxton Is Not Vindicated

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may finally be out from under indictment for securities fraud, but his plea deal is hardly proof he did...

Mattress Mack’s Quest to Turn Houston Back Red

For forty years, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has been a staple of Houston culture. He’s also a major player in the extreme rightward political...

Understanding the Legal Status of the Texas Immigration Law

There has been a lot of legal back and forth regarding the Texas immigration law. Here is a handy FAQ. 1. What does the law...

Would-Be Texas GOP Chair Had Domestic Dispute With Loaded Gun

One of the people who is running to replace Matt Rinaldi as the Chair of the Republican Party of Texas had a visit from...

Houston Housing Development Trapped Migrants in Endless “Foreclosure Mill”

Texas is currently suing a Houston-area housing developer for trapping migrants in a loop of foreclosures using fraudulent practices. Colony Ridge is a sprawling 33,000-acre...

Texas More Dependent on Federal Money Than Other States

According to a new study by WalletHub, Texas gets far more money from the federal government than it sends in taxes. Texans like to portray...

5 Things to Know About SACR, the Elite White Supremacist Group That Wants a...

For months, Talking Points Memo has been digging into the group known as the Society for American Civic Renewal. The SACR (referred to as...

Rep. Jackson Demoted From Admiral Over Sexual Misconduct

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Amarillo) can no longer truthfully call himself a retired admiral. Following a Pentagon special investigation, he has been demoted to captain...

The Legacy of a Grocery Chain’s Support for Texas’s Rural Heartlands

Aside from Whataburger, no other company in Texas invokes loyalty quite like the grocery store chain H-E-B. Lately, the chain has been putting their...
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