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 | Police
Members of both parties in the Texas Legislature are pushing bills to reform civil forfeiture laws in Texas. The state allows law enforcement agencies to file legal actions against property that the agency believes is owned by a criminal...
1 day ago | City Hall
For Our Community sure doesn't like Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston. The pro-Trinity toll road political action committee, founded by Dallas political consultant Mari Woodlief in 2015, is coming after the outspoken District 14 incumbent...
4 days ago | Crime
Week four of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's federal corruption trial was a short one. Thanks to two scheduled days off at the end of the week, jurors who have already suffered through three weeks of repetitive government testimony g...
5 days ago | City Hall
Wednesday morning, the Dallas City Council passed its long-gestating ethics reform package. The vote was unanimous,but it comes at the end of months of arguing over the grievances that serve as the basis for many of the new rules. In the end, some...
5 days ago | Crime
If anyone knows John Wiley Price's work on the Dallas County Commissioner's Court, it's Mike Cantrell. The two served on the court together for more than 20 years. Often, they've butted heads — Cantrell is the only Republican currently on the cour...
6 days ago | Courts
Sometimes using a burner phone isn't enough. That's a lesson learned for John Rivello, the Maryland 29-year-old currently facing federal and state charges for sending a flashing GIF to Dallas journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who is epileptic. Rivello's...