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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

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Thursday, Mar 9, 2017
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

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
DCS Superintendent Steps Down

DCS Superintendent Steps Down

The man in charge of Dallas County Schools, the largest school bus operation in North Texas, is out of a job Wednesday night. Read More

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
DCS Bet $1M of Camera Equipment on Failed Houston Deal

DCS Bet $1M of Camera Equipment on Failed Houston Deal

More than 200 miles south of Dallas, school buses have been rolling through the streets of Houston equipped with camera systems paid for by Dallas County taxpayers. Read More

Monday, Mar 6, 2017
DCS Superintendent Rick Sorrells May Resign

DCS Superintendent Rick Sorrells May Resign

It appears the man in charge of Dallas County Schools may be on his way out. Read More

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Sen. Royce West Calls for DCS Super's Resignation

Sen. Royce West Calls for DCS Super's Resignation

State Sen. Royce West says it's time for Dallas County Schools Superintendent Rick Sorrells to step down but doesn't support a bill calling for the agency's dismantling. Read More

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Senators Want DCS Abolished, Superintendent's Resignation

Senators Want DCS Abolished, Superintendent's Resignation

Dallas County Schools Superintendent Rick Sorrells and Board President Larry Duncan responded Tuesday to a call for the superintendent's resignation as well as a bill that would abolish the beleaguered school bus provider by 2018. Read More

Monday, Feb 27, 2017
Sen. Huffines to Introduce Bill That Would Close DCS

Sen. Huffines to Introduce Bill That Would Close DCS

NBC 5 Investigates has obtained details of a new plan to shut down Dallas County Schools, the troubled government school bus agency that is in serious financial trouble. Read More

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Ex-DCS Budget Manager Denies Blame for Financial Mess

Ex-DCS Budget Manager Denies Blame for Financial Mess

The woman who used to manage the finances at Dallas County Schools is speaking out, saying she's not responsible for the financial crisis at the school bus agency. Read More

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
House Bill Filed Thursday Could Ultimately Dissolve DCS

House Bill Filed Thursday Could Ultimately Dissolve DCS

State Rep. Cindy Burkett filed a bill Thursday that would put the fate of DCS, the financially troubled school bus agency, back in the hands of local taxpayers. 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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