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Steve Pickett

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Steve is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He has been recognized nationally for his coverage of Public Education and his reports from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina garnered the “Best News Story” Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas.

Steve was the only broadcast journalist embedded with the 56th Brigade of the Texas National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   He also traveled with a group of Dallas physicians to Haiti in early 2010 to report on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there.

He may be most noted for his coverage of the Dallas Independent School District. His daily reports provide solid information regarding the academic and educational landscape of North Texas.

Steve’s career path includes work in Portland, Fresno, Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls. As a general assignment reporter, Steve has taken more in-depth looks into issues such as child neglect, race relations, domestic abuse and crime.

Steve has also received professional recognition from The National Association of Black Journalists, The Institute for Educational Inquiry, The Poynter Institute, and The University of Oklahoma Black Alumni Society.

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DISD Home Rule Commission Raises Eyebrows

The DISD now has a home rule commission, but exactly who has been appointed to be a part of that group is already raising the eyebrows of some critics.

06/20/2014

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Judge Denies Injunction Against Home Rule

A judge has denied a teacher’s union request to issue an injunction, which would stop progress for the Home Rule plan.

06/19/2014

Twins graduated as valedictorian and salutatorian from Madison High School. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Twins Graduate First, Second From Dallas High School

At their birth, Matthew and James Madison were separated by five minutes. As they prepare to graduate, the twins are side by side at the top of their class.

06/05/2014

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Stricter Watering Restrictions Possible For Plano

If you live in Plano, outdoor watering rules could become more restrictive, if current conditions stay the same.

06/02/2014

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DISD Teachers To Be Paid Based On Performance

DISD Board of Education has cleared the way for a teacher performance evaluation plan.

05/23/2014

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Opponents Organize Efforts Against Home Rule

Another public campaign on home rule gets underway Tuesday.

CBS 11–05/13/2014

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Opponents To Speak Against Home Rule Proposal

A group of North Dallas education advocates is scheduled to speak today against the home rule proposal.

CBS 11–04/17/2014

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Son Finds Mother Dead From Pit Bull Attack

A woman was found dead at her home in Kaufman on Monday afternoon, and police believe that pit bulls are responsible for the killing.

04/01/2014

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Fans Should Expect Tight Security For Final Four Concerts

The eyes of the college basketball world will be on North Texas in less than two weeks when Arlington hosts the men’s NCAA Final Four tournament games at AT&T Stadium.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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The Home-Rule Debate Heating Up In DISD

Home-rule is a hot topic for those close to the Dallas Independent School District, with big opinions on both sides.

CBS 11–03/18/2014

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Kindergartners Learn To “Pay It Forward”

One man’s commitment to sharing kindness turned into a lesson today that could last a lifetime for some Irving students.

CBS 11–03/17/2014

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Kidney Recipient Gives Back On His Birthday

One North Texas child used his birthday to give gifts to others.

CBS 11–03/14/2014

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