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.
2 hours 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...
1 day 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...
2 days ago | Legal Battles
Ezekiel Elliott remains eligible to play for the Cowboys, thanks to a ruling from U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty Tuesday night. The judge granted Elliott a temporary restraining order, allowing him to continue playing until a preliminary injuncti...
2 days ago | Dallas County
Starting Dec. 1, no one busted in the city of Dallas for possessing 4 ounces or less of marijuana will be required to spend the night in jail. With a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the policy to ta...
2 days ago | Politics
Dallas' prominent sports team owners are going in different directions when it comes to players protesting the national anthem. On Monday, leaders of Dallas' African-American community excoriated Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his stance tha...
2 days ago | Texas Legislature
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to continue the fight against a secular Nativity scene at the statehouse after a court served him a defeat last week. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled that Abbott's 2015 decision to throw the nativity sce...