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Auditor Hired By DCS Says Agency Has Financial Plan in Place

Auditor Hired By DCS Says Agency Has Financial Plan in Place

An auditor hired by Dallas County Schools says the agency appears to have a plan that can reel the troubled school bus agency back from the brink of financial collapse. Read More

Senate Ed. Committee Votes to Dissolve DCS

Senate Ed. Committee Votes to Dissolve DCS

A bill that would dissolve embattled bus agency Dallas County Schools is one step closer to passing. Read More

White Settlement ISD Cuts Ties with DCS

White Settlement ISD Cuts Ties with DCS

After six years, the White Settlement ISD is cutting ties with school bus provider Dallas County Schools. Read More

Dallas ISD Superintendent Favors Shutting Down DCS

Dallas ISD Superintendent Favors Shutting Down DCS

The Dallas Independent School District told a legislative panel in Austin Tuesday they'd be better off without Dallas County Schools, the agency that's bused their students for decades. Read More

DCS Acting Superintendent Confident Agency Will Survive

DCS Acting Superintendent Confident Agency Will Survive

Leatha Mullins, the acting superintendent at Dallas County Schools, is speaking out for the first time about what she's discovering inside the scandal-ridden school bus agency while hoping they can secure enough cash to make... Read More

Coppell Votes to Terminate Bus Contract with DCS

Coppell Votes to Terminate Bus Contract with DCS

The Coppell ISD voted Tuesday to terminate their $4.4 million contract with Dallas County Schools. Read More

Former DCS Superintendent Gets Generous Retirement Deal

Former DCS Superintendent Gets Generous Retirement Deal

Rick Sorrells, the former superintendent of Dallas County Schools, is being paid generously to leave the troubled school bus agency, according to documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates. Read More

Weatherford ISD Terminates Agreement With DCS

Weatherford ISD Terminates Agreement With DCS

The Weatherford Independent School District Board of Trustees votes to terminate the agreement with Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS Superintendent Retires Amid NBC 5 Investigation

DCS Superintendent Retires Amid NBC 5 Investigation

The man in charge of the largest school bus operation in North Texas it out. Rick Sorrells the superintendent of Dallas County schools retired under a cloud of controversy as the agency deals with a financial crisis and questions... Read More

Report Suggests Law Enforcement May Investigate DCS

Report Suggests Law Enforcement May Investigate DCS

It appears law enforcement officials may be asking questions about the financial crisis at Dallas County Schools. Read More

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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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