Lucas Manfield is an editorial fellow at the Observer. He's a former software developer and a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
14 hours ago | Healthcare
Customers of Dallas vape shops looking for Mango Juul cartridges are finding empty shelves and heavy markups. Instead, they’re turning to Puff Bars, a nearly identical product that skirts the new rules by fusing the liquid-filled cartridge to the ...
2 days ago | Housing
Dallas' housing authority will begin accepting new applications for its housing voucher program at 9 a.m. Tuesday. It's the first time DHA has accepted new applicants to the program in years. The program provides a voucher that caps rent at 3...
5 days ago | News
Dallas plans to offer Zume, a Silicon Valley tech startup, more than $5 million in tax incentives to open a manufacturing hub. The company, once valued at more than $2 billion, has come on hard times after failing to deliver on its early promise o...
6 days ago | City Hall
Lawyers for the city of Dallas and Yvette Gbalazeh have agreed to settle the activist’s 2018 lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the city’s panhandling ordinances. Gbalazeh said she will receive $20,000 and a meeting with the city's polic...
7 days ago | City Hall
In early 2018, the city released a plan to build thousands of new units of affordable housing. When the plan was introduced, then-Mayor Mike Rawlings said, "This is a very important day to show that government works in America, and we can take com...
8 days ago | News
In 2018, one of the North Texas stops on the PGA Tour was moved to southern Dallas from Las Colinas in Irving. It was the fulfillment of a promise by Trinity Forest Golf Club's backers that the new course — and the city's $12 million investme...