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Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25M DCS Land Deal

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25M DCS Land Deal

As Dallas County Schools began to sink into financial trouble, the agency sold taxpayer-owned land in order to get fast cash, NBC 5 Investigates has uncovered. Read More

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Investigations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 1)

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 1)

NBC 5 produced a special 30-minute, in-depth investigative report revealing the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency responsible for the daily transportation of 75,000 North Texas students.  NBC 5 anchors Brian Curtis and Meredith Land and Senior Investigative Reporter Scott Friedman explained the latest findings. The first of three parts of NBC 5 Investigates' special report, "Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25 Million DCS Land Deal."

Investigations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 2)

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 2)

 NBC 5 produced a special 30-minute, in-depth investigative report revealing the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency responsible for the daily transportation of 75,000 North Texas students.    NBC 5 anchors Brian Curtis and Meredith Land and Senior Investigative Reporter Scott Friedman explained the latest findings.   The second of three parts of NBC 5 Investigates' special report, "Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25 Million DCS Land Deal."

Investigations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 3)

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Part 3)

NBC 5 produced a special 30-minute, in-depth investigative report revealing the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency responsible for the daily transportation of 75,000 North Texas students.  NBC 5 anchors Brian Curtis and Meredith Land and Senior Investigative Reporter Scott Friedman explained the latest findings. The third of three parts of NBC 5 Investigates' special report, "Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25 Million DCS Land Deal."

Investigations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Facebook Q&A: Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal

Facebook Q&A: Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal

NBC 5 produced a special 30-minute, in-depth investigative report revealing the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency responsible for the daily transportation of 75,000 North Texas students.  NBC 5 anchors Brian Curtis and Meredith Land and Senior Investigative Reporter Scott Friedman explained the latest findings. After the special report, Brian Curtis, Scott Friedman and Producer Eva Parks did a Q&A on Facebook Live to answer questions about the investigation. Here is a recording of that discussion.

Investigations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Full Show)

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal (Full Show)

NBC 5 produced a special 30-minute, in-depth investigative report revealing the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into Dallas County Schools, the taxpayer-funded agency responsible for the daily transportation of 75,000 North Texas students. NBC 5 anchors Brian Curtis and Meredith Land and Senior Investigative Reporter Scott Friedman explained the latest findings. Watch the entire NBC 5 Investigates' special report, "Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25 Million DCS Land Deal."

DCS Legislation Will Bring Chaos, Cost Increases: Mullins

DCS Legislation Will Bring Chaos, Cost Increases: Mullins

Dallas County Schools Interim Superintendent Leatha Mullins says if proposed legislation to dissolve the agency passes it will create chaos for the families of 76,000 students who depend on them each day. Read More

House Committee Passes Bill that Could Shutter DCS

House Committee Passes Bill that Could Shutter DCS

The Texas House Committee on Public Education passed a bill Thursday that could shut down Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS to Ask for Law Enforcement Investigation of Land Deal

DCS to Ask for Law Enforcement Investigation of Land Deal

DCS interim Superintendent Leatha Mullins says she will ask law enforcement to investigate a $25 million land deal exposed this week in an exclusive report by NBC 5 Investigates. Board president Larry Duncan, who is named in... Read More

DCS President Larry Duncan Steps Down, Replaced

DCS President Larry Duncan Steps Down, Replaced

Longtime Dallas County Schools Board of Trustees President Larry Duncan was replaced Wednesday after announcing he was not seeking reelection as president amid ongoing investigations into a $42 million budget gap, the agency's... Read More

Awards

2015

Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
Investigative Report Single Story: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage
"Fire in the Attic"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Multimedia Project,
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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