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Vendor Emails Describe Gifts for Ex-President of DCS

Vendor Emails Describe Gifts for Ex-President of DCS

Emails obtained by NBC 5 Investigates reveal gifts provided by bus camera vendor Force Multiplier Solutions to Larry Duncan when he was board president at Dallas County Schools. Read More

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Report: Ex-DCS Leaders Fail to Participate in Internal Audit

Report: Ex-DCS Leaders Fail to Participate in Internal Audit

NBC 5 Investigates has obtained a copy of a new critical report probing the financial mess at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Councilman Silent on His Role at Embattled School Bus Agency

Councilman Silent on His Role at Embattled School Bus Agency

When Omar Narvaez was elected last summer to the Dallas City Council, questions followed about his role as a board member for the embattled Dallas County Schools agency. Read More

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

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

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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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