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Review Of Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” Includes Search For Funding

Review Of Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” Includes Search For Funding

With its future funding in question, Fort Worth’s unfinished “Panther Island” project will now get an extensive study on how to move forward. Read More

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Monday, Dec 3, 2018
Granger's Son Vows to Finish Panther Island, Then Retire

Granger's Son Vows to Finish Panther Island, Then Retire

J.D. Granger, the person in charge of the billion-dollar "Panther Island" project in Fort Worth, says he has no doubt he can deliver … even though he's not completely clear on when. Read More

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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Board Member Vows Panther Island Won’t Be Left 'Hanging'

Board Member Vows Panther Island Won’t Be Left 'Hanging'

One day after learning Fort Worth’s “Panther Island” project missed out on federal funding again, for the third year in a row, some of the people overseeing the work insisted there’s no reason to sweat. Read More

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Monday, Nov 26, 2018
Panther Island Strikes Out, Again Denied Federal Funding

Panther Island Strikes Out, Again Denied Federal Funding

For the third year in-a-row Fort Worth’s Panther Island project has failed to receive federal funding, raising more concerns about the future of the plan to re-shape the area just north of downtown Fort Worth. Read More

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Monday, Nov 19, 2018
Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Kay Granger's Family Ties to Panther Island 'Looks Terrible'

Key figures behind Fort Worth’s billion-dollar flood protection project, known as "Panther Island," are U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, her son J.D. Granger and, now, J.D.’s fiancée, Shanna Cate – a trio with power to help shape the... Read More

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Friday, Nov 9, 2018
Cornyn: Money Not Likely Without Study on Panther Island

Cornyn: Money Not Likely Without Study on Panther Island

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn added his voice to the growing number of people who are suggesting Fort Worth’s“Panther Island” project needs a more detailed analysis to determine its benefits to taxpayers if the project is to receive... Read More

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Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

Records Show Feds Raised Doubts About Funding Panther Island

On paper, Fort Worth’s Panther Island looks like a shiny urban oasis, rising from the banks of a rerouted Trinity River. But for now, in reality, it’s an assembly of dirt piles and partially built bridges, all over dry land,... Read More

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Friday, Nov 2, 2018
Assault Victim: 'Sometimes the Law Is Not Always on Our Side

Assault Victim: 'Sometimes the Law Is Not Always on Our Side

Texas remains among only a few states in the country that still don’t recognize inappropriate touching, for sexual gratification, as a jailable offense, according to a study by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault,... Read More

DCS Scammer Made Connections Via Dallas County Treasurer

DCS Scammer Made Connections Via Dallas County Treasurer

The story on how school bus camera supplier Robert Leonard met California Secretary of State Alex Padilla involves Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano. Read More

DCS Swindler Lived High in Hollywood -- At Your Expense

DCS Swindler Lived High in Hollywood -- At Your Expense

In the glittering sun of Santa Monica, Robert Leonard, owner of a school bus camera company, lived a second life. While bribing public officials in Dallas, he rented high-priced property adjacent to Hollywood's elite. Read More

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Awards

2017 Peabody Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage - Large Market Television
"Fire in the Attic"

2015 The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2014 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2013 National News and Documentary Emmy Award
Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting
"Driven to Distraction"

2012 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
"Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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