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.
41 minutes ago | Media
If you thought Texas' Facebook fever swamp got especially weird as the 2016 election approached, you were right. According to a couple of new, third-party reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, the Internet Research Agenc...
41 minutes ago | News
The air above Dallas is now home to a 5G network, AT&T announced Tuesday. You can't use it though, at least until Friday and probably not until spring at the earliest. Dallas and 11 other cities got the speedy, mobile hookup yesterday. The fir...
1 day ago | Healthcare
The headline — "Fort Worth Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act" — was easy enough to understand, at least on its face, Friday evening. The potential fallout was harder to break down. Yes, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, handpicked by the Tex...
1 day ago | Sports
The Cowboys appear to have escaped Indianapolis without serious injury. That's literally the one good thing to come out of the weekend for Dallas football fans. The Colts wiped the floor with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and company while the two...
2 days ago | Politics
The key to likability was there all along, hiding in plain sight for Ted Cruz, Texas' junior senator. Turns out, he didn't need to be a fan of The Simpsons, country music or The Princess Bride in order to convince people that he wasn't a time...
2 days ago | Sports
Short of spending $600 million in free agency, nothing Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels could have done this winter would have turned his team into a contender. The Rangers are simply too many pieces away from competing for the franchise'...