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.
11 hours ago | Education
Most, if not all, of the students at Dallas ISD schools that were shut down after Sunday's tornadoes can expect to be back in school this week. But exactly where they'll be in school is another matter. School officials canceled classes Monday at 2...
1 day ago | Weather
North Texas residents and officials are assessing damage Monday morning from a tornado that ripped through Dallas late Sunday evening. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Dallas around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Tornadoes were ...
7 days ago | Crime
While he called statements made by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and interim police Chief Ed Kraus "positive," the lawyer for the family of a woman shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer said responsibility for the killing lies with the ent...
22 days ago | Politics
Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas and reliable Donald Trump toady, made a bit of news over the weekend when he predicted on Fox & Friends that the impeachment process could plunge the United States into civil war. Responding to a...
25 days ago | Education
The Dallas ISD board of trustees voted Thursday night to close a struggling alternative high school and replace it with satellite programs at three campuses. Patton Academic Center, in Oak Cliff, is an alternative school for students who either ar...
25 days ago | Legal Battles
A group of photojournalists is challenging a Texas state law that restricts how they can use drones, arguing the law represents a violation of the First Amendment. The law imposes fines and possible jail time for photographers caught using drones ...