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.
12 hours ago | News
Since about 10 a.m. Monday, AT&T internet service in Dallas has suffered from widespread outages, according to the company and user reports on downdetector.com. An AT&T spokesperson told the Observer that a fire caused the outage, but...
22 hours ago | Women's Health
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced Friday afternoon that it is ending its contract with an anti-abortion group receiving millions from the state to provide women's health services as part of multiple programs. The Heidi Group...
22 hours ago | Lists
Over the last 90 days, Democrat Beto O'Rourke raised more cash in a three-month span than any U.S. Senate candidate since there have been U.S. Senate candidates. He raked in $38.1 million, more than three times as much as his Republican rival, inc...
3 days ago | Politics
The real, hard news coming out of the U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Friday is hard to read as anything but good for the challenger. Over the last three months, the El Paso U.S. representative raised an astounding $38.1 ...
4 days ago | Immigration
Another week, another regulatory change that could hurt millions of Texans proposed by President Donald Trump's administration. This time around, Kirstjen Nielsen's Department of Homeland Security is looking to change the way the federal gove...
4 days ago | Sports
For the second consecutive year and third in the last four, the Cowboys enter Week 6 of the NFL season at a crossroads. They are, like they were in 2017 and like they were in 2015, 2-3 and lurking on the periphery of the NFC playoff picture. Win S...