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.
14 hours ago | Politics
Five-and-a-half months from now, on another Tuesday night and after another watch party, Colin Allred and his merry band of supporters will know if all the hope they felt as they gathered in North Dallas on primary runoff night was real. They'll k...
21 hours ago | Drugs
The Texas Department of State Health Services has tapped the brakes on a proposed protocol that could've seen all food and supplements containing cannabidiol oil removed from Texas store shelves, thanks to a deluge of comments sent to the agency l...
1 day ago | Crime
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Armando Juarez, the man suspected of killing Dallas police Officer Rogelio Santander, on a bevy of felony charges related to the shooting of Santander; Santander's partner, Crystal Almeida; and Home Depot lo...
2 days ago | Crime
Friday morning's shooting at a high school in Santa Fe left eight students and two teachers dead and forced state officials to assume up their usual positions. Another catastrophic act of gun violence had happened in the state, and there were thou...
2 days ago | City Hall
In dribs and drabs over the first part of the year, numbers from Dallas' cite-and-release pilot program have come out, painting a portrait of marijuana enforcement in the city. Over the first five months that the program, which allows those busted...
8 days ago | Drugs
It was all going so well, or so 10 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport employees thought, before one of them allegedly agreed to smuggle C-4 explosives on a plane departing from the airport. They were moving what they believed to be meth throu...