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Report Suggests 'Criminal Conduct' With Past DCS Leadership

Report Suggests 'Criminal Conduct' With Past DCS Leadership

A critical analysis, withheld for months by the former administrators of the Dallas County Schools bus agency, suggests crimes were committed in a deal that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Read More

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DCS Hires Dissolution CEO, Drivers Express Worry

DCS Hires Dissolution CEO, Drivers Express Worry

A state-appointed dissolution committee hired a CEO for Dallas County Schools Wednesday who assured employees that they would find a way to keep the agency running until next year. Read More

Troubled Bus Agency DCS Begins Process of Shutting Down

Troubled Bus Agency DCS Begins Process of Shutting Down

In an emotional exchange of goodbyes, board members for Dallas County Schools held their last meeting Tuesday, ending more than a century of existence for an agency that bused kids to schools in North Texas. Read More

DCS Bus Drivers Threaten to Walk Off Job Over Pay Questions

DCS Bus Drivers Threaten to Walk Off Job Over Pay Questions

Some Dallas County Schools bus drivers are threatening to walk off the job following Tuesday's vote to phase out the financially troubled bus agency. Read More

DISD Super Reassures Parents, Drivers After DCS Shut Down

DISD Super Reassures Parents, Drivers After DCS Shut Down

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is reassuring parents and drivers that buses will be running next fall. Read More

Voters Elect to Shut Down Dallas County Schools

Voters Elect to Shut Down Dallas County Schools

Dallas County voters decided "against" Dallas County Schools Tuesday, voting to shut down the 171-year-old agency with 58 percent of the vote. Read More

The Man Behind the Camera as Dallas Tax Dollars Disappear

The Man Behind the Camera as Dallas Tax Dollars Disappear

Robert Leonard seemed to live large to those he allowed into his inner circle, even as his company’s business deals with Dallas County Schools were driving the school bus agency into financial crisis. Read More

DCS Sues Texas AG to Block Release of Internal Investigation

DCS Sues Texas AG to Block Release of Internal Investigation

Embattled school bus agency Dallas County Schools has filed a lawsuit, suing the Texas Attorney General's Office to prevent the public from seeing an internal investigation into whether crimes caused the agency's huge financial... Read More

Anti-DCS Group Calls for Charges After Documents Withheld

Anti-DCS Group Calls for Charges After Documents Withheld

There’s a new call for criminal charges against the people in charge of Dallas County Schools after the school bus agency continues to refuse to release records requested by NBC 5 Investigates. Read More

What Does a Vote 'For' or 'Against' DCS Mean?

What Does a Vote 'For' or 'Against' DCS Mean?

The future of Dallas County Schools is on the Nov. 7 ballot for Dallas County voters. Before casting your vote, know what a "for" or "against" vote means for the future of the school bus agency and taxpayers.

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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"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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