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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

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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

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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.

Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former DCS Super. Rick Sorrells Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Dallas County Schools Superintendent Rick Sorrells could face 10 years behind bars after admitting in court documents he received $3 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for school bus camera contracts. Read More

Dallas County Official Mum On Friend She Once Praised

Dallas County Official Mum On Friend She Once Praised

Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano has gone silent on her relationship with businessman Robert Leonard, who is now under FBI investigation in a corruption case at Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS Closer to Selling Piles of Unused Bus Cameras

DCS Closer to Selling Piles of Unused Bus Cameras

The state appointed committee that is shutting down Dallas County Schools (DCS) is a step closer to selling piles of school bus camera equipment stacked in a warehouse and never used. All of it bought at taxpayer expense. Read More

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