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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.

Known Unknowns, Texas Votes to Stay in the Dark About Medicaid Expansion

Texas’ continued refusal to participate in the Medicaid expansion set up under the Affordable Care Act has been a constant source of frustration for...

Two Texas Gun Control Bills May Limit the Damage of Permitless Carry

Governor Greg Abbott’s pledge to make Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary” helped boost a bill that would make it legal to carry weapons in...

Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Headed for Full Senate Vote

With multiple bills aimed at Texas’ marijuana laws and policies this legislative session, 2021 has been the best chance activists have had yet for...

The Most Extreme 48 Hours in Texas History

A right-wing backlash from the defeat of former Donald Trump was always inevitable, but the Texas Legislature has sprinted further into extremism in one...
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Texas Legislature Prepares for Power Fight Over the Next Pandemic

The COVID crisis isn’t even over yet, and already there is a big fight brewing over who will get to drive the wagon the...
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,...
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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...
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