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.
2 days ago | Texas Legislature
This may come as a shock to those unfamiliar with East Texas, but the people there, especially those in many of its small towns, really, really don't like abortion — so much so that they're willing to make national spectacles of themselves just to...
2 days ago | Crime
Kendrell Lavar Lyles frequently looked for prostitutes near the area where police believe he shot and killed Muhlaysia Booker on May 18, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit, released Thursday afternoon, details the investigatio...
Dallas ended up paying dearly for banning porn conventions from the city in 2016. On Wednesday, the City Council signed off on paying J. Handy $650,000 to settle the suit he brought against the city in February 2016. Handy, founder of the Exxxotic...
Thanks to an addendum to the Dallas City Council's agenda Wednesday, we now know who felt flush enough to pay a million-and-a-half for Dallas' recently toppled tribute to the treasonous Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. According to council docu...
3 days ago | Crime
Dallas police have arrested the man they think killed Muhlaysia Booker on May 18. Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, has been charged with murdering two additional, yet to be identified people in May as well. DPD Maj. Max Geron said that police began inves...
If he's anything, Dallas mayor-elect Eric Johnson is an ambitious guy. He's got degrees from Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, and took his seat in the Texas House of Representatives before turning 40. In the legislature, he's...