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.
23 hours ago | Legal Battles
One way or another, a reckoning is coming in Ezekiel Elliott's legal fight with the NFL over his yet-to-be imposed six-game suspension. Both sides, thanks to Elliott's aborted initial lawsuit in Texas and the circuit court skirmish that followed, ...
4 days ago | Crime
Carrollton police have arrested a Dallas man they believe worked with five others to steal more than $500,000 from drivers whose identities they stole off at gas station pumps across North and East Texas. According to Carrollton cops, Yoandi Valde...
4 days ago | Politics
During President Barack Obama's terms, Dallas resident and former President George W. Bush, for the most part, kept his mouth shut about matters of policy, following in a long line of ex-presidents who declined to criticize their successors despit...
5 days ago | City Hall
Dallas Police Department officials announced Wednesday that they've solved many of the issues that led to soaring 911 wait times during a crisis that stretched from last fall into the spring. Staffing levels have been increased, facilities have be...
5 days ago | Legal Battles
For most of the year-plus that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has fought domestic violence allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, Elliott has preferred to let his lawyers, his dad or Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speak for him. Wed...
6 days ago | Politics
Tuesday morning, during the NFL owners' regularly scheduled meetings in New York, several NFL owners met with representatives from the NFL Players Association and the league to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding player protests and the nationa...