The Rise and Fall of a North Texas Con Man -- How a one-time car salesman swindled millions from Dallas' wealthy elite. 

A black Dallas family 'did everything America said we should' but still endures racism daily The Waters family should be enjoying all the fruits of the American dream.

Portrait of a Serial Killer - He went undiscovered for 19 years -- then led authorities to the bodies. Now, one big question remains: Why? 

Hollow safeguards: Laws to take abusers’ guns unenforced in Dallas County -- This story led Dallas County officials to begin taking guns away from domestic abusers. 

Where is Susan Hawk? -- Sarah broke this story about the missing district attorney, who had taken at least three weeks off work without explanation. It was later revealed that the DA had secretly been hospitalized for severedepression.

In West, a man sits amid the ashes, lost in his memories -- This story won first-place for short feature writing with the Texas APME.

Taking a stand: Trial is chance to confront her attacker -- Up on the witness stand, healing comes not in perfection, but in persevering.

2016 Dallas police shooting

When shots rang out at a rally against police brutality in downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016, Sarah was one of the first reporters to rush to the scene. She tweeted, shot video, conducted interviews and spoke to national media overnight and into the next morning. 

In morning light, Dallas tries to process ambush: 'I don't know what safe is' A deadline story published online early the morning after the shooting.

5 funerals in 4 days: How Dallas said goodbye to its fallen officers -- To read about their last night, to watch shaky cellphone videos of the ambush that killed them, is not to know these men. 

Domestic violence series 

Deadly Affection -- This yearlong series tracked every domestic violence homicide in North Texas, making The Dallas Morning News the first organization of any kind to do so in a real-time, comprehensive way.