Meredith Lawrence is a writer and photographer working on an editorial fellowship for the Observer. She is a former reporter for The Puyallup Herald and The Sheridan Sun. Her work has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Medium and Fashionista and she holds a master of arts degree from Columbia University School of Journalism.
1 hour ago | Legal Battles
Ten Dallas organizations held a joint press conference decrying Abbott's rejection of Refugee resettlement.
5 days ago | News
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court of Appeals in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday morning blocking the executive order that allowed Gov. Greg Abbott to reject all new refugees to Texas. In a 31-page ruling, U.S. District ...
5 days ago | Immigration
Gov. Greg Abbott's decision last week to reject all new refugees to the state of Texas has left Dallas area refugee and immigrant organizations confused and frustrated but committed to reversing the decision. “We're in the largest refugee crisis s...
6 days ago | City Hall
The city of Dallas has started collecting hotel taxes on short-term rental properties — but only from those whose owners have bothered to sign up. Since November 2019, the city of Dallas has campaigned to get short-term rental residences — rooms a...
7 days ago | City Hall
As of January 1, all complexes in Dallas with eight or more units are required to offer recycling to their tenants, but not all of them are yet.
10 days ago | Environment
Last year Texas generated more energy from renewable sources than from coal, according to data from the Electronic Reliability Council of Texas.