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.
22 hours ago | LGBTQ
Last fall, after the Texas Supreme Court refused to hear a case with the potential to limit the impact of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Unites States Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015. In October, Texas' Republican l...
22 hours ago | Legal Battles
New data from the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Policy Evaluation Project reveals just how drastically Texas’ anti-abortion law, House Bill 2, has limited access to abortion in the state, despite the United States Supreme Court s...
4 days ago | Crime
Dallas police are still looking for the killer of 28-year-old Grady Dunn Jr., who was murdered after a traffic accident in southeast Dallas in early January. Late Thursday afternoon, the department sought to restart the case by releasing a vi...
4 days ago | Sports
Wednesday night, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced that Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is going to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, following a single year on the ballot. Rodriguez, a catcher, spent most of his career with t...
5 days ago | City Hall
Two weeks ago, a 9-5 straw vote by the Dallas City Council pushed back the city's long-awaited May bond election. Thanks to a variety of factors — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings cited the unwillingness of those who "write the big checks" to do so for ...
5 days ago | Crime
The sequence of events that led to police detective Jerry Walker’s death on Tuesday began just after 3 a.m. when police received a call of an armed man, still unnamed, pacing his backyard on Turtle Cove Drive. The man, still unnamed by officials, ...