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.
We are, as even Gov. Greg Abbott admitted this week, in the middle of pandemic. Across the state, cities, counties and hospitals are reporting record numbers of COVID-19 infections and patients. Municipal budgets and residents' wallets are under t...
On Monday, Dallas County's COVID-19 picture got a little darker again. For the first time, the county's Health and Human Services unit announced more than 450 new infections, a more than 10% increase from Dallas County's previous record high. On F...
Almost as soon as Dallas began taking applications for its COVID-19 rental assistance program, the $13.7 million allocated was already spent. About 10,000 residents made it through an initial screening in early May when the program went live, acco...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott really wants you to wear a mask. The governor isn't ordering Texans to do so, he said at a press conference Tuesday, he just thinks that they should. "COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas and it must be...
8 months ago | Lists
Last week, as Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben and Mrs. Butterworth saw their runs as racist caricatures and corporate mascots come to an end, calls began to ring out about a name closer to home. Chicago Tribune columnist and native Texan Steve Chapman star...
9 months ago | Coronavirus
Wednesday, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff solved Gov. Greg Abbott's riddle and lit the path for his fellow municipal leaders. Thursday, counties around the state, cautious over the spread of the novel coronavirus but wary of Abbott and Texas Atto...