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.
13 hours ago | City Hall
When the Dallas City Council finally passed its long-gestating ethics reform package in March, council member Philip Kingston was among those dissatisfied with the new rules because they weren't strong enough. On Friday, Kingston became the f...
13 hours ago | Crime
The Dallas FBI needs the public's help identifying a gang of bank robbers the bureau is calling the "Country Boy Bandits" after a string of bank robberies in North Texas. An unknown number of robbers and a getaway driver have hit six banks and con...
3 days ago | Legal Battles
Anyone watching the recent legal and media combat between the NFL and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a right to be confused. The NFL has hit Elliott with a six-game suspension stemming from domestic violence allegations....
4 days ago | Legal Battles
As things stand, Ezekiel Elliott will not be starting at running back for the Cowboys when the team returns to the field Oct. 22 against the 49ers. Instead, he could begin serving his six-game suspension stemming from domestic violence allegations...
4 days ago | Crime
The Dallas Police Department needs the public's help identifying a suspect in a Wednesday morning shooting in the parking lot of a Dallas strip club. The shooting, which took place at about 5:15 a.m., left one man dead and a woman wounded in the l...
5 days ago | News
Amiti Perry, Dallas' new favorite bartender, didn't have much time to think Friday afternoon as her story about kicking Milo Yiannopoulos and a group of neo-Nazis out of a Dallas bar in April 2016 went viral. She had to teach morning and afternoon...