Lucas Manfield is an editorial fellow at the Observer. He's a former software developer and a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
8 hours ago | Transportation
Dallas Area Rapid Transit has announced plans to expand GoPass, its smartphone ticketing platform, to Tulsa. It will mark the agency's first such partnership outside North Texas. Mark Enoch, chairman of the agency's public affairs commit...
Gay Teacher, Suspended After Being Accused of Promoting a ‘Homosexual Agenda,’ Settles with Mansfield ISD1 day ago | Education
Stacy Bailey and the Mansfield school district have settled a 2018 lawsuit that accused district administrators of suspending her for being gay. The district will pay out $100,000 and train staff members on LGBTQ issues but denies any wrongdoing. ...
2 days ago | Healthcare
For months, Parkland Hospital administrators have been touting a new focus on tackling health disparities in Dallas' poorest ZIP codes. Now, they've released details about how they'll do it. The hospital is hiring community health workers and plan...
6 days ago | City Hall
For more than a year, Dallas has been sitting on a report addressing the city's trash problem. It lays out recommendations for reducing litter and illegal dumping — problems concentrated in historically underserved communities in southern Dallas. ...
8 days ago | Education
Dallas and Fort Worth students' performance on national standardized tests looks much better when you take demographics into account, according to a new report released by the Urban Institute. Dallas jumped to No. 5 in the ranking of 27 large scho...
9 days ago | Transportation
The city is proposing implementing new restrictions and raising fees to address safety concerns about its "Dockless Mobility Program." The program allows five companies — Bird, Jump, Lime, Ojo and Wheels — to blanket the city in scooters that can ...