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.
10 months ago | Coronavirus
Dallas ISD's plan for what the coming school year will look like is becoming clearer. Monday, the district released details of a proposed calendar for the upcoming school year. The updated calendar moves the first day of school to the Tuesday afte...
10 months ago | Media
The Dallas Morning News' newsroom is looking to unionize, journalists at the newspaper announced Monday morning. Newsroom employees, along with those from the newspaper's sister publication, Al Dia, requested voluntary recognition of the Dall...
Schools in Dallas County will be online-only until at least Sept. 8, following an order by county health officials. Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, issued the order Thursday afternoon. The order, which applie...
10 months ago | Politics
Candace Valenzuela, a member of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees, defeated retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson Tuesday in the Democratic runoff for Texas' 24th Congressional District. In a speech to supporters via Zoom, Valenzuela ...
Dallas ISD officials are pushing back on a charter school's plan to move its Oak Cliff campus to Paul Quinn College. Officials at KIPP Oak Cliff Academy plan to move the high school, which is operating in a shopping center in Oak Cliff, to the col...
When he's in the office, Aaron Anderson spends most of his day sitting at his desk, wearing his mask and trying to touch as few things as he can. He worries about whether it's safe to lay out his lunch on his desk, so he doesn't eat anything from ...