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.
13 hours 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...
13 hours 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, ...
2 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...
2 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...
2 days ago | Crime
A tan SUV barreled through the intersection at Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue in Dallas just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, smashing the front end of a black crossover vehicle before flipping onto its roof. The driver of the SUV, who was fleein...
3 days ago | City Hall
One day after issuing a statement condemning the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced his plans for dealing with the monuments and statues of Confederate figures that dot the city. Rather than promoti...