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.
15 hours ago | Education
The story of the 1988 Carter High School Cowboys is tough to get right. There are so many moving parts — one of the most talented high school football teams in history, a school fighting for a new grading system that leads to an eligibility scanda...
15 hours ago | Crime
Two men carjacked a valet Sunday morning in front at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Lamar Street downtown. Dallas Air 1, the Dallas Police Department's helicopter, picked up the Lamborghini around 8 a.m. near Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street in Oak Cliff...
4 days ago | Politics
Earlier this year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it's targeting the seat of U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, in Texas Congressional District 32. Sessions has drawn two competitive Democratic challengers, for...
4 days ago | Crime
One of Deep Ellum's long nightmares is over. Dallas police have arrested a local spine doctor suspected of flashing multiple women during the past few months. Police picked up Reginald Newsome, who works for the iSpine Clinic, on Wednesday night, ...
5 days ago | City Hall
The Texas House of Representatives called a close to Gov. Greg Abbott's special session Tuesday, a day early. While the House used the session to act on about half of the governor's cherry-picked priorities — including increasing penalties for mai...
5 days ago | Politics
The White House announced Wednesday that Hope Hicks, an Southern Methodist University alumna, is taking over as interim White House communications director after the tumultuous 10-day reign of Anthony Scaramucci. Hicks, 28, is one of President Don...