Silas Allen has been the Dallas Observer's news editor since March 2019. Before coming to Dallas, he worked as a reporter and editor at the Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. He's a Missouri native and a graduate of the University of Missouri.
6 days ago | Education
A former University of Texas at Arlington student is suing the university's chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity, saying fraternity members forced him to drink Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey until he blacked out during a hazing ritual. Plaintiff Roc...
13 days ago | Education
In 2016, when students at South Oak Cliff High School staged a walkout to protest the shabby conditions at the aging campus, Tyesha Brown was right there with them. Brown, then a freshman, didn't want the school remodeled. Like many students at th...
18 days ago | Election
Voters in Dallas and Tarrant counties will continue to be able to vote at any polling place in their counties. The Texas Secretary of State's office notified both counties last week that they had been granted permission to continue participating i...
18 days ago | Openings and Closings
Flora Street Cafe and its restaurant-within-a-restaurant, Fauna, are closed. The two restaurants, both owned by Dallas chef Stephan Pyles, are shutting down as Pyles retires from the restaurant business and moves into hospitality consulting, the c...
18 days ago | Politics
Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, ended his presidential campaign Thursday morning. Castro, the only remaining Texan in the race, announced the news Thursday morning on Twitter, pledging to "keep fighting for an America where everyon...
22 days ago | Sports
On the afternoon of New Year's Day, right about the time the Dallas Stars face off against the Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl, the forecast calls for a chance of rain and temperatures in the mid 50s — not balmy, maybe, but well above freez...