Lucas Manfield is an editorial fellow at the Observer. He's a former software developer and a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
9 hours ago | Education
Teams from schools across Collin and Dallas counties met up last weekend to play in front of a screaming crowd at a stadium in the shadow of Globe Life Park in Arlington. They were playing Nintendo. Mixed into the crowd were parents, classmates, c...
2 days ago | News
Ashton Smith, a 33-year-old champion swimmer from Fort Worth who competed in the Special Olympics World Games, has been suspended by the organization following a dispute with another athlete that exploded online. Smith alleges she’s be...
5 days ago | City Hall
The activist who confronted Chief U. Renee Hall at the heated police oversight board meeting on Tuesday at Dallas City Hall doesn't live in the city. He’s McKinney City Council member La'Shadion Shemwell, a barber and activist who was voted i...
7 days ago | City Hall
The first meeting of Dallas’ new police oversight board fell into chaos Tuesday night as activists stormed the microphone after being denied a public hearing. The board overhaul was approved by the City Council earlier this year after years of deb...
9 days ago | Dallas County
When Marsha Jackson moved to the red-brick home in southern Dallas over two decades ago, her daughter was overjoyed to have a pasture to keep her horses. But since an industrial recycling plant opened up next door at the beginning of last year, th...
12 days ago | Courts
Moments after Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, Judge Tammy Kemp hugged the former police officer and handed over her personal Bible. "This will strengthen you," Kemp could be overheard telling Guyger. "You just need a tin...