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.
7 hours ago | Dallas County
There won't be a recount after all. Just before noon Monday, former Dallas County District Judge Elizabeth Frizell conceded her hard-fought primary for Dallas County district attorney. John Creuzot, also a former district judge, is now officially ...
10 hours ago | City Hall
As things stood in November, the last time the Dallas City Council took up Dallas' Confederate statue problem, it seemed the council was ready to accept the recommendations of the task force hastily assembled by the city this summer after a woman ...
17 hours ago | Politics
Presuming Democrats don't pull off a statewide upset, Texas' November election is going to be about the small things. Lupe Valdez or Andrew White probably won't beat Gov. Greg Abbott, and Beto O'Rourke, however charismatic, probably isn't going to...
3 days ago | Celebrities
Erin Brockovich, the crusading environmental activist who inspired an Oscar-winning performance from Julia Roberts with her work to ensure water safety in California in the 1990s, is taking on the water coming out of faucets in Plano and several o...
4 days ago | Lists
The Men's NCAA basketball tournament is in Dallas this weekend. It's a big, but not huge, deal. The games being played are just first- and second-round contests, and Texas Tech, trying to advance to its first Sweet 16 since 2005, is probably the b...
5 days ago | Sports
Heading into the 2017-18 offseason, the Cowboys faced several large predicaments. They needed to sign DeMarcus Lawrence. They needed, and still need, to do something about Dez Bryant's contract. They needed to do something to shore up the team's l...