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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.

Polling For Beto More Hopeful Than It Looks

It was like something out of a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Top Texas Republicans, including Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant...

Texas Republicans To Take Stage At NRA Convention After School Shooting

Some of Texas’ highest-ranking Republicans will take part in a massive National Rifle Association convention being held in Houston this weekend. Their...

“Christian Nationalist” TPPF Starts Ad Blitz For School Vouchers

The powerful far-right Texas Public Policy Foundation is hoping to further their school voucher agenda over the summer with a slew of...

“Pro-Life” Texas Republicans Vote Against Formula Expansion Bill

Two Texas Republicans well-known for their “pro-life” stances voted against a bill this week which would expand access to baby formula during...

Why Is Texas Recruiting Crypto Farms When The Electric Grid Is Under Stress?

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is confident that crypto mining in Texas would not negatively affect the power grid even...

Dan Patrick Pushed Same -Replacement Theory- as New York Shooter

The most frightening thing about the Buffalo shooter’s white supremacy motivations for killing ten people and injuring three more is not how...

Abbott Plans More Bussing If Title 42 Is Rolled Back

The past year has been marked by a series of anti-immigrant publicity stunts by Governor Greg Abbott, who has been shoring up...

The Majority Of Texans Want Medicaid Expansion, Poll Shows

A new poll from the Episcopal Health Foundation shows that Texans have consistently supported Texas expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act despite...

Fact Check: Texas Wants To Criminally Punish People For Abortions

Lately, Texas Republicans have tried to pivot their anti-reproductive choice rhetoric to adoption and child welfare.  “Texas has led...

The Divide Between Big Business And The GOP Widens

In the grand kickball game of politics, big business interests have been on the Republican team for decades thanks to the GOP’s...

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