Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
1 day ago | Sports
After the Dallas Mavericks' worst season in 19 years, the team had a top 10 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Mavericks didn't get cute with their selection, either, opting to stay at No. 9 and select the best player available rather th...
2 days ago | City Hall
Dallas' next police chief, no matter who he or she might be, faces a tough task right off the bat. Rank-and-file Dallas police officers are frustrated with pension cuts and ongoing attrition issues, crime rates have ticked up slightly after reachi...
2 days ago | Courts
A Dallas County grand jury indicted former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant. The new charges for Oliver, the fired officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards earlier t...
2 days ago | Crime
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Christopher Hess, an officer for the Dallas Police Department, in the January death of Genevive Ann Dawes. Hess is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant, a first-degree felony. Hess, a 10-...
3 days ago | Religion
On Wednesday Jerry Jones met the Pope. He was one of a group of NFL Hall of Famers who met Pope Francis in what the Pro Football Hall of Fame is calling The Vatican Huddle. The photos and social media coments are vintage Jones. “Teamwork, fai...
3 days ago | News
Following months of complaints from employees, Dallas-based American Airlines announced in a letter to employees Wednesday that it is seeking a new uniform vendor for flight attendants. Since the new uniforms debuted last September, the ...