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.
3 days ago | Crime
Katie Jones, according to Cedar Hill police, didn't get to enjoy the proceeds of her Wednesday robbery for long. On Wednesday morning, police say, the 60-year-old Dallas resident hit the Chase bank just off State Highway 67 in the southwest Dallas...
3 days ago | Sports
On Thursday afternoon, just ahead of the NBA's trade deadline, the Dallas Mavericks pulled off one of the week's biggest trades, shipping center Andrew Bogut and wing Justin Anderson to the Philadelphia 76ers for center Nerlens Noel. The Mavs will...
4 days ago | City Hall
After twice being left for dead, cite-and-release for low-level marijuana possession is back on the table in Dallas, with a vote by the city council expected as early as March 8. Members of the council who support cite-and-release have twice pushe...
City of Dallas Contracts More Expensive, But Better Workers Are Sticking Around Thanks to Living Wage4 days ago | City Hall
On Tuesday afternoon, city staff released the results of the first year of Dallas' so-called living wage program. In late 2015, the Dallas City Council voted to require any business with a city contract to pay its employees $10.37, about $3 m...
5 days ago | Legal Battles
It was, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn said, the biggest jury panel she'd ever had in her quilt-bedecked federal courtroom. Seventy men and women from the seven counties that supply potential jurors to the Dallas division of the Northern Distric...
5 days ago | Animal Welfare
A Carrollton puppy is expected to make a full recovery after a heroin overdose in the parking lot of a Carrollton Home Depot. Nina Crawford, 38, and Thomas Romero, 46, left the dog in the floorboards of their truck as the went into the home improv...