Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
4 days ago | Coronavirus
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unwound around the world and in North Texas, there's been a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The only surefire way out of our new confines, according to epidemiologists and public health officials, is researchers...
Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates are testing positive for the novel coronavirus at significantly higher rates than Texans who aren't incarcerated, according to new data from the agency that oversees Texas' prisons. Late Tuesday, the de...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is ready to for Texas schools to reopen. Monday, he said students could return to the state's school buildings on June 1. Wednesday afternoon, the Texas State Teachers Association said the week after next is too early to con...
One day after a U.S. District judge in San Antonio cleared the path for all Texans who want to vote by mail and avoid potential COVID-19 exposure later this year, a three-judge panel at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked their way. ...
6 days ago | City Hall
Multiple Dallas City Council members decided not to show up to Tuesday's scheduled meeting of the city's ad hoc COVID-19 economic recovery committee. Without a quorum, the meeting couldn't go on, so it adjourned without getting a briefing on "Dall...
6 days ago | Coronavirus
Jerry Jones is off his yacht and back at the office. Video released Tuesday afternoon by the Cowboys from The Star revealed the team's owner carefully abiding by physical distancing and face covering guidelines as he reopened his team's headquarte...