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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.
republican scorecard

Texas GOP is Launching Their Own Scorecard to Judge Its Representatives and Senators During...

While the rest of the country is debating whether Texas might be a swing state in 2024, the Texas Republican Party is very upset...

Houston’s Top Cops Climb the Law Enforcement Ladder

It’s been a weird past year when it comes to the top law enforcement officials in the Houston area. First, former Houston Police Department...

Texas House Takes the Lead on Passing Voter Restriction Legislation

The top legislative story across the country right now is the Republican-led effort to greatly restrict voting rights in swing states like Florida, Georgia,...
gun and knife

Texas is Aiming to Make Killing People Easier

Sometimes our state just lives up to its stereotypes, and one of the ways we do so currently is the disturbingly high number of...

Abbott Requests Help for Texas Private Schools, Not Public Schools

The plight of funding for Texas schools in the Age of COVID is a well-understood phenomenon, but Governor Greg Abbott seems to be picking...
people diversity

Texas to Get 2 New Seats from Census, It Should Have Been 3

The Census Bureau released preliminary numbers Monday, and it appears that Texas will be getting two new congressional districts based on our population growth....

Phelan on Date Rape Drug Scandal: “We Can and We Must Do Better”

An employee for HillCo Partners, one of Austin’s most prominent lobbying firms, has been accused of trying to drug a legislative staffer for the...

New Bill Would Tackle Statute of Limitations for Fertility Doctors Who Use Their Own...

Fraud and malpractice in fertility medicine is unfortunately a long-running and pervasive problem, particularly when it comes to doctors choosing to use their own...
marijuana and handcuffs

It’s 4/20, Time for A Texas Marijuana Bill Update

Marijuana reform continues to gain ground in the Texas legislature. With only five weeks left in the session, how are those bills doing? The biggest...

Sports Betting Gets Contentious Hearing

The House State Affairs Committee considered HB 2070 on Wednesday, a bill that would put a constitutional amendment legalizing sports gambling in the state...
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