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.
49 minutes ago | Politics
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, protector of the Texas Senate, is prepared to rewrite one of the chamber's oldest rules for the second time in less than a decade. Speaking Thursday on a panel presented by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundatio...
49 minutes ago | Sports
It's like they always say, a ballpark's not a ballpark until it's branded with its corporate sponsor's logo. Globe Life Field, the Rangers' new home, is starting to look a little like a finished article. Thursday, the team released video of the pa...
1 day ago | Politics
We probably should have seen it coming. Impeachment is an arcane, anachronistic and deeply partisan process, so of course it's right up Ivy League nerd Ted Cruz's alley. Despite lamenting the impeachment process since its specter was raised this f...
1 day ago | Texas Legislature
In 2011, Texas booted Planned Parenthood from the state's Women's Health Program, starving the family-planning provider from federal Medicaid funds. Almost half of Planned Parenthood's Texas clinics closed, depriving many in the state of critical ...
2 days ago | Texas History
There's something about public memorials Dallas can't get quite right. Sure, Robert E. Lee has been kicked out of Turtle Creek Park, but the traitorous general's fellow travelers are still standing, albeit shielded from public view, on Pioneer Pla...
As Impeachment Trial Begins, It’s Hard to Find a Texas Republican Who Thinks Trump Did Anything Wrong3 days ago | Politics
They should just come out and say it. Everything would be so much easier if Texas Republicans would just admit what they, their constituents and their fellow travelers know to be true: They don't care whether President Donald Trump did what he's a...