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Behind the Cameras: The Fall of Dallas County Schools

Behind the Cameras: The Fall of Dallas County Schools

In this one hour special, learn how money that was supposed to keep children safe wound up in the pockets of a public official and cost hundreds of people their jobs. Read More

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Texas-Mexico Border – Trust Between Guard, Patrol Grows

Texas-Mexico Border – Trust Between Guard, Patrol Grows

National Guard troops are once again on duty in South Texas, working to help the understaffed U.S. Border Patrol who is promising better results in the partnership compared to years past. Read More

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Texas-Mexico Border – 'The Last Stand'

Texas-Mexico Border – 'The Last Stand'

Over the past year, about 40 percent of undocumented immigrants caught crossing the United States' southern border were apprehended along a 300-mile stretch of the Rio Grande Valley. After President Trump dispatched the National... Read More

Judge Approves Dallas County Schools' Payment Plan

Judge Approves Dallas County Schools' Payment Plan

Embattled Dallas County Schools received some good news Tuesday - court approval of DCS' plan to pay off more than $100 million in debt. Read More

Dallas ISD Leader Building System to Replace DCS

Dallas ISD Leader Building System to Replace DCS

The new executive director of transportation at the Dallas Independent School District is putting into place a new plan for bus services. Read More

DCS Plans to Sue for Lost Tax Dollars

DCS Plans to Sue for Lost Tax Dollars

There’s a new plan to recover money for taxpayers in the wake of the scandal at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Feds Expand Investigation of Dallas County Schools

Feds Expand Investigation of Dallas County Schools

Another federal agency has joined the FBI in investigating the financial disaster at Dallas County Schools, with the focus being on whether investors were misled into believing they could profit from buying DCS bonds. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Southwest Mechanics Critiqued for Finding Safety Issues: FAA

Southwest Mechanics Critiqued for Finding Safety Issues: FAA

Months before an airborne accident claimed the life of a Southwest Airlines passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration found that distrust between managers and mechanics at Southwest’s Dallas maintenance base was so bad,... Read More

NBC 5 Honored With Peabody Award for Dallas County Schools Bus Investigation

NBC 5 Honored With Peabody Award for Dallas County Schools Bus Investigation

KXAS-TV was awarded a 2017 Peabody Award for its extensive NBC 5 Investigates series, “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride,” the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
NTSB Investigators in Philadelphia After Southwest Emergency

NTSB Investigators in Philadelphia After Southwest Emergency

The Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday now sits on the tarmac at the airport as NTSB investigators try to figure out what went wrong.

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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"

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