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DCS Drivers Voice Frustration as Pay Cuts Discussed

DCS Drivers Voice Frustration as Pay Cuts Discussed

Some bus drivers for Dallas County Schools vented their frustration at administrators Wednesday after learning their pay and benefits may be slashed as the century-old agency struggles to recover from a financial mess. Read More

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Dallas County Schools Board Decides Against Pay Raises

Dallas County Schools Board Decides Against Pay Raises

There will be no pay raises next year for employees at Dallas County Schools. Read More

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

Dallas County Schools Makes Payments on Defaulted Debts

Dallas County Schools Makes Payments on Defaulted Debts

There was late word Friday night that Dallas County Schools has now made payments on debts it defaulted on two weeks ago. Read More

DCS Financial Records Show Tab for Lobbyists, Consultants

DCS Financial Records Show Tab for Lobbyists, Consultants

Dallas County Schools announced late Friday that it says it has now made payments on debts the troubled school bus agency had defaulted on two weeks ago. Read More

FBI, Texas Rangers Investigating DCS' Finances

FBI, Texas Rangers Investigating DCS' Finances

The Texas Rangers and the FBI are conducting separate investigations into the financial crisis at school bus agency Dallas County Schools. Read More

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill Calling for Vote on DCS' Future

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill Calling for Vote on DCS' Future

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday signed legislation giving Dallas County voters a say in the future of beleaguered school bus agency Dallas County Schools. Read More

Moody's Says 'High Probability' DCS Will Be Shut Down

Moody's Says 'High Probability' DCS Will Be Shut Down

A report released Friday from the credit rating agency Moody's predicts that troubled school bus agency Dallas County Schools will be dissolved. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
New FBI Dallas Leader Working to Build Community Bonds

New FBI Dallas Leader Working to Build Community Bonds

Dallas' FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson wants your help and says we all have a role to play in keeping our community safe. Read More

DCS Considers Trimming Incentives to Help Balance Budget

DCS Considers Trimming Incentives to Help Balance Budget

The financial woes continue to pile up at Dallas County Schools – the taxpayer-funded transportation agency at the center of NBC 5's ongoing investigation, "Big Buses, Bigger Problems." 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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