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.
7 hours ago | Sports
If you spent any time on Dallas Twitter or sports Twitter this week, you couldn't have helped running into the Mavericks' new jerseys, images of which leaked Tuesday night. We're sorry about that, but not so sorry that we're not going to make you ...
7 hours ago | Dallas County
All things considered, Faith Johnson is probably better off today. Sure, she got waxed by Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot in the 2018 election, losing by 20 points, but she was never expected to win anyway. Since her loss, however, th...
22 hours ago | Crime
A Dallas County grand jury indicted Austin Shuffield, the bartender accused of a brutal, caught-on-video assault in Deep Ellum this spring, on four counts Thursday, according to county records. Shuffield, 31, faces one count each of aggravate...
24 hours ago | City Hall
VisitDallas remains an organization non grata for multiple Dallas City Council members, that much is clear after Wednesday's City Council meeting. That didn't stop the embattled tourism promotion firm from winning grudging support for contractual ...
1 day ago | Legal Battles
For a brief moment in 2018, it looked like Texas might be dragged out of the dark ages and forced to fix one of its residents' longest-standing frustrations. A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit squashed that dream Wednesd...
2 days ago | City Hall
Last November, an audit of the Dallas Police Department's off-duty work policy landed with a thud. Due to lax oversight and departmental controls, the audit said, DPD put itself at risk for officers working up to 112 hours per week when off-duty l...