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.
6 hours ago | Sports
It's that time of year again. Early July brings with it one of the deepest lulls on the sports calendar — the days surrounding the MLB All-Star Game are the most barren of the year for sports fans. The only relief is ESPN revealing the athletes th...
8 hours ago | City Hall
On Thursday afternoon, the Observer had the chance to sit down for the better part of an hour with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. Rawlings, fresh off losses by several of his allies in this spring's City Council election, talked with us about th...
3 days ago | Sports
After the Dallas Mavericks' worst season in 19 years, the team had a top 10 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Mavericks didn't get cute with their selection, either, opting to stay at No. 9 and select the best player available rather th...
4 days ago | City Hall
Dallas' next police chief, no matter who he or she might be, faces a tough task right off the bat. Rank-and-file Dallas police officers are frustrated with pension cuts and ongoing attrition issues, crime rates have ticked up slightly after reachi...
4 days ago | Courts
A Dallas County grand jury indicted former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant. The new charges for Oliver, the fired officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards earlier t...
4 days ago | Crime
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Christopher Hess, an officer for the Dallas Police Department, in the January death of Genevive Ann Dawes. Hess is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant, a first-degree felony. Hess, a 10-...