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
In the end, it made too much sense not to happen. Thanks to a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, the Dallas Mavericks came away from the NBA draft Thursday night with the player they've coveted throughout the draft process. Luka Doncic is 6-foot-8, has...
2 days ago | Immigration
It's only a matter of time, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, before Latinos become Texas' biggest ethnic group. From 2010-17, the state's total Latino population increased by about 1.4 million, from 9.7 million to 11.1 million. O...
3 days ago | Crime
As of Wednesday afternoon, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have racked up exactly one conviction in their quest to root out voter fraud in Dallas County. Miguel Hernandez, 28, arrested in July fo...
3 days ago | Immigration
As President Donald Trump did his best to worm his way out of a self-inflicted crisis Wednesday afternoon, issuing an executive order that halts the separation immigrant children from their parents if the parents are arrested crossing the U.S. bor...
3 days ago | Dallas County
President Donald Trump announced early Wednesday afternoon that he will end the policy of separating immigrant children from their families, initiated by the Department of Justice in April. An executive order, which the president said he would sig...
4 days ago | City Hall
Score this round for First Baptist Dallas. Big. Less than a week after seeing two billboards celebrating the title of pastor Robert Jeffress' "Freedom Sunday" sermon — "America Is a Christian Nation" — taken down by New York City-based Outfront Me...