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.
4 hours 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...
12 hours 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...
12 hours ago | City Hall
The one thing everybody agreed on Tuesday is that the Dallas Police Department needs more cops. The fight, as Dallas goes through its annual budget process, is going to be over how to keep the officers already on DPD's rolls in the city and how to...
In the unlikely event that you actually get busted by Dallas police for riding an electric scooter somewhere you shouldn't, chances are you'll walk, or glide, away with a warning and a stern talking to rather than a ticket, Dallas Police Departmen...
Eight months into cite-and-release and not much has changed for Dallas or its police department. The overwhelming majority of those being cited-and-released for possessing less than 4 ounces of marijuana — a policy approved by the City Council in ...
Two percent. Not a big number if you're talking about, say, the rain chances on your average Tuesday. A really big number, however, if you're talking about the number of cables that could fail on a suspension bridge. If they aren't repaired or rep...