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Jay Root

Houston Chronicle

Austin, TX, United States

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  • Beaumont Enterprise
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Past articles by Jay:

For-profit ventures tied to Galveston County megachurch cited for not paying some taxes

After the Houston Chronicle began making inquiries about real estate and business... → Read More

Whistleblowers who accused Ken Paxton of corruption now say he is making false statements about them

Several high-level whistleblowers, who helped spark an FBI investigation of Attorney... → Read More

Whistleblowers who accused Ken Paxton of corruption now say he is making false statements about them

Several high-level whistleblowers, who helped spark an FBI investigation of Attorney... → Read More

Texas GOP candidate Shelley Luther complains that students can’t make fun of transgender children

Shelley Luther, the hair salon owner who was catapulted into political stardom after... → Read More

Texas GOP candidate Shelley Luther complains that students can’t make fun of transgender children

Shelley Luther, the hair salon owner who was catapulted into political stardom after... → Read More

As amendment gives some Texas lawmakers $140K annual pension, one legislator says 'hell no' to offer

State Sen. John Whitmire is turning down a big pay raise that was slipped into an... → Read More

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated open records law, says Travis County DA

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has four days to comply with the law or face suit, the... → Read More

Petroleum inventories fall amid strong demand

Petroleum inventories fell last week. Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer Crude inventories fell last week amid strong demand for petroleum products, the Energy Department reported Wednesday. Commercial stockpiles of crude oil declined by 4.6 million barrels, whittling inventories to 7 percent below average for this time of year. Gasoline inventories fell by 700,000 barrels.… → Read More

Opinion: Biden should not run again — and he should say he won’t

Right now Biden is worse than a lame duck because potential Democratic successors are... → Read More

Kenneth Copeland is the wealthiest pastor in America. So why does he live in a tax-free Texas mansion?

Pastor Kenneth Copeland's palatial home, a crown jewel of his multi-million dollar... → Read More

7-year-old girl dies days after hit-and-run crash in Hobby area

A 7-year-old girl injured in a hit-and-run crash in the Greater Hobby area has died,... → Read More

Gunfire from Acres Homes residence strikes window of children's bedroom

One man was taken into custody early Tuesday after shooting into his neighbor’s house... → Read More

Man fatally struck while standing outside stalled vehicle on Sam Houston Parkway service road

Jay Jordan A man who was standing outside his stalled vehicle was struck and killed Tuesday morning in northeast Harris County, authorities said. The man was eastbound in the North Sam Houston Parkway feeder road, near John Ralston Road, when he possibly struck a guardrail about 5:45 a.m., Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet. A second driver struck the man’s stalled vehicle.… → Read More

This wealthy Dallas church owns the most clergy homes in Texas — and it costs taxpayers six figures a year

The Houston Chronicle spent months investigating tax-exempt clergy residences all over... → Read More

Accused gunman faces capital murder charge in death of Houston construction worker

A 20-year-old Houston man faces a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a... → Read More

CALENDAR: Children’s Museum Houston weather forecast predicts real snow days

Take out your calendar and enter these events and fun times for the family and friends. → Read More

These Texas church homes are too big for a state tax break, but you're still paying for them

Texas makes it easy for religious organizations to secure a 100-percent property tax... → Read More

2150MX SBISD75thAnniversary

The Spring Branch ISD administrative team forms a 75 on the Spring Branch MIddle School field to mark the occasion of the 75th school day of the district's 75th year. → Read More

UMMC looks to replace governing board after almost losing Medicare contract

The new board will comprise seven members who are ex-CEOs and physicians, the hospital... → Read More

Woman rescued after hour trapped in Kingwood manhole

Houston police respond to a scene. Jay R. Jordan / Jay Jordan, Staff A woman was rescued after she fell 20 feet into a manhole and got trapped for more than an hour in Kingwood. The Houston Fire Department extricated the woman after she well into the deep hole in the thick grass off the feeder road of U.S. 59 near Loop 494. She sustained significant injuries, but appeared alert and stable after… → Read More