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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 Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of Charge

A DISD student admitted to CBS 11 News she was nervous about a new academic endeavor only experienced by one person she’s known. You see, the school district is offering her and thousands of other students the chance to take the SAT exam for free.

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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All-White Dallas Country Club Admits First Black Member

Founded in 1896, the Dallas County Club has never had an African-American member, until now.

CBS 11–02/14/2014

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

DISD May Expand Early Education Programs

Three-year-olds going to school in Dallas? It could happen if the Dallas Independent School District expands its early education programs by reworking closed and under-utilized campuses.

CBS 11–02/13/2014

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Imagine 2020 Program Aims To Boost DISD Achievement

The Dallas Independent School District is on a mission to improve student performance and it has a deadline.

CBS 11–02/10/2014

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Dallas Police Arrest Suspected Serial Rapist

Dallas Police have announced the arrest of a suspected serial rapist.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa poses for a photo at Alex W. Spence Middle Learning Center as part of the HP Digital Assist education grant competition kickoff on September 16, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former DISD Superintendent Returning To Dallas

Former Dallas Independent School District superintendent Michael Hinojosa is headed back to North Texas.

CBS 11–02/04/2014

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North Texans Remember Dr. Martin Luther King

Across the country today, people paused to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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Health Clinic Accepting Bitcoin For Payment

No cash? No credit cards? No problem. At a North Texas medical clinic, you can now pay your bill using ones and zeroes. It’s the first clinic in Texas to accept Bitcoins.

CBS 11–01/16/2014

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Midlothian Senior Citizens Pantry Forced To Close

Senior Citizens Food Pantry has been forced to move due to non payment of rent at the Midlothian ISD facilities.

CBS 11–01/15/2014

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Two Flu Deaths Reported In Denton County, Doctors Encourage Flu Shots

The flu has claimed two more lives in Denton County, including that of a young girl who did not receive a flu shot.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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Billionaire Philanthropist Harold Simmons Remembered

Some of the most prominent politicians and business people in the state came together Thursday in Dallas to remember billionaire and business legend Harold Simmons.

CBS 11–01/02/2014

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