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.
19 hours ago | LGBTQ
On Monday afternoon, after two more days of debate, the Texas House of Representatives passed a "bathroom bill." Reps tacked an amendment requiring that public schools ban transgender kids from using multi-occupancy restrooms of their choice onto ...
19 hours ago | Crime
Dallas police have arrested Brandon Jordan and Brittany Pollard, both 33, for allegedly shooting and killing a man during a robbery at Oak Cliff's Dallas Inn early Sunday morning, the department announced Monday afternoon. Police officers responde...
2 days ago | City Hall
One thing is clear two weeks after the 2017 Dallas City Council election: Something went wrong with absentee voting in West Dallas. While rumor and innuendo have been plentiful, very little has emerged in the way of fact, especially since many key...
2 days ago | Sports
One of the more telling sets of numbers that comes out before any given NFL season is the list of expected win totals for each NFL team set by, as Brent Musberger calls them, our "friends in the desert" in Las Vegas. This year, most sports bo...
4 days ago | Dallas County
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's legal troubles are over. Late Friday afternoon, John Parker, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, announced that the federal government will not retry Dallas County's longest ...
5 days ago | City Hall
Reform to the Dallas Police and Fire Pension system is taking shape after a day of negotiations, mutual agreement and statehouse votes. On Thursday afternoon, Dallas police and fire associations agreed to a deal with the system and the city of Dal...