Matt Martinez is a DFW-lifer who handles the Observer's editorial social media channels when he's not waxing cynical in our news, food and music verticals. Rest assured, he hates your favorite team. Matt studied journalism at the University of Texas and then again, for some reason, at UNT. He has written for the Austin Chronicle, the Denton Record-Chronicle and currently writes sports for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
3 years ago | Sports
Sports and fashion were once totally separate institutions. For better or worse, that is no longer the case as the influence of marketing and music impact what athletes wear. Fashion has been as fickle a mistress in Dallas’ sports scene over ...
3 years ago | Legal Battles
Ahmed Motaz Al Olabi and his wife Basimal Labbad boarded an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Dallas on Friday with a dual purpose: to see their sons, and for Ahmed to have a surgical procedure to get rid of his obstructive sleep apnea. ...
3 years ago | Crime
Tyrone Paxton was shot dead in broad daylight in mid-morning on April 19. His body fell next to the road at 2800 Cleveland St. in Southeast Dallas, alongside a vacant, grassy lot overlooked by nearby apartment buildings and their parking lots. Dal...
3 years ago | Dessert
The picture of Syria that the news media paints today is not of the Syria that Asmaa Khattab, owner and operator of Richardson's BigDash Ice Cream, remembers.
"They Were Told They Would Have to Go Back": Immigration Order Sparks Chaos, Protests at DFW International4 years ago | Immigration
Ahmed Motaz AlOlabi and Basimal Labbad became two of 50 travelers detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at DFW, along with scores more at airports across the country, in accordance with President Donald Trump's executive order se...
4 years ago | Crime
Two Dallas Police officers responded to a suspicious person call Wednesday morning at the apartment complex at 4700 Eastside Ave., identified by Google Maps as the Five Trees, and ended up fatally shooting a woman as she tried to flee the scene in...