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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.

QAnon #SaveOurChildren Campaign Hurts Fight Against Trafficked Minors

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on QAnon and its growing foothold in Texas. Here is part one. 

QAnon Gaining a Foothold in Texas

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.  QAnon is a radically pro-Trump collection of conspiracy theories...

Divorce Rates Not What You Might Expect During Pandemic

With many families under self-quarantine since March, it’s no wonder that the subject of divorce has come up. However, the numbers are...

Texas May Have Missed the Hemp Boom. Can the Industry Recover?

There were some very big numbers bandied about when the Texas legislature paved the way for hemp to be grown in the...

Texas Legislative Black Caucus Introduces George Floyd Act

The 19 members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus laid out the key provisions of the proposed George Floyd Act during a...

Tiny Texas Town First in State to Resume In-Person Classes

“We’ve been the only monkey in the zoo so far,” said Edna ISD superintendent Robert O'Connor. Edna is a...

Houston Nonprofit Offers Local Alternative to Industrial Farms

In the early days of the pandemic, store shelves were often bare of fresh fruits and vegetables. Texans who planned on quarantining...

Barbers Hill ISD Upholds Racist Hair Policy

The school board of Barbers Hill ISD voted unanimously last week to uphold a dress code policy that has affected their small...

Will High School Football Return in 2020? Players, Coaches Watch, Wait.

The big asterisk on the back-to-school question in Texas is high school football. The future is uncertain for Friday Night Lights.

Houses Boom, Businesses Bust in COVID-19 Real Estate Market

The economy continues to limp along as America endures the coronavirus pandemic with no end in sight, and that means people are...

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