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.
24 hours ago | Courts
Former Balch Springs cop Roy Oliver's murder trial began, finally, on Thursday. Oliver's trial, the most anticipated of a Dallas County police officer in decades, will close the loop on more than a year of investigations, protests and delays. On A...
24 hours ago | Technology
Beginning Saturday, riding Dallas Area Rapid Transit is going to be a little bit more expensive. Day passes are going up $1, monthly passes are going up $16 and DART's two-hour pass is going away. The bump isn't all bad news, though, as the transi...
2 days ago | Education
Almost every school and every school district in Texas got a report card Wednesday, spelling out for parents, students and anyone else paying attention how the Texas Education Agency believes the institutions it oversees are performing. The new, L...
2 days ago | City Hall
Dallas City Attorney Larry Casto is resigning effective Aug. 31. Casto took over as city attorney from Warren Ernst in October 2016. During his time as Dallas' top lawyer, he helped dig the city out of two legal holes, working with the Texas Legis...
3 days ago | Politics
Plano City Council member Tom Harrison, facing a recall effort for sharing anti-Muslim messages on the internet, appears set to serve out his term after all. Late Tuesday, state District Judge Mark Rusch ruled that the petition filed to recall Har...
3 days ago | Celebrities
Longtime Dallas tea-partier and President Donald Trump supporter Katrina Pierson has found herself in the middle of this week's presidential mini-scandal, thanks to allegations made by former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman. Acco...