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DISD Feud Grows with DCS as Legislators Consider Shutdown

DISD Feud Grows with DCS as Legislators Consider Shutdown

At a hearing Thursday in Austin state lawmakers continued to debate legislation that could bring an end to Dallas County Schools, the troubled bus agency serving 10 local communities. Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
DCS Won't Share Results of Internal Investigation

DCS Won't Share Results of Internal Investigation

There are new questions about an internal investigation at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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

Friday, Apr 7, 2017
Texas Senate Hearing Set for Bill to Abolish DCS Bus Agency

Texas Senate Hearing Set for Bill to Abolish DCS Bus Agency

A bill that would abolish the troubled busing agency Dallas County Schools will get a hearing in the Texas Legislature nest week. Read More

Friday, Mar 31, 2017
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

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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

Friday, Mar 24, 2017
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

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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”

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"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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

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