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Dallas County DA’s Office Creating Animal Abuse Unit

The abused animal situation in Dallas County is acute enough that commissioners are thinking about creating a special unit within the District Attorney’s office specifically to prosecute animal abuse cases.

12/04/2012

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Political Clout Turns Into Parking Perks For Two Tarrant County Officials

For most of us, downtown parking can be a pain. However, CBS 11 News has found two North Texas politicians who have found a way to escape the hurt – all at the expense of the rest of us looking for a meter to plunk a quarter in.

11/13/2012

Ropes blocked off reporters from speaking to John Wiley Price after the Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting on June 5, 2012. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Ropes Block John Wiley Price From Public After Meeting

For the first time in memory, officials in the Dallas County Commissioners Court restricted public access to commissioners between the end of the open session and the beginning of executive session.

06/05/2012

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Dallas County Says Ankle Monitors Are Economic, Effective

Dallas County’s Department of Justice director is defending ankle monitors, saying few clients tamper with them and it saves the county up to $125,000.

04/18/2012

Frank Crowley Courthouse (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Dallas County Judge Felt ‘Completely Helpless’ During Tornado Threat

While most of North Texas escaped serious injuries in Tuesday’s tornado outbreak, some Dallas County district judges housed in the Frank Crowley Courts Building were concerned their facility wasn’t prepared for the emergency.

04/07/2012

Wedding cake topper figurines are seen at a bakery. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Dallas Judge Won’t Perform Marriages Until Gays Can Wed

Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker says she won’t perform marriage ceremonies until homosexuals can marry.

02/23/2012

Dallas County Commissioners Court

Dallas County Commissioner Moves To Dissolve Committee To Find New Director Of Homeland Security

The controversial appointment of a founder of the New Black Panthers to a committee meant to find a replacement for the county’s director of homeland security is on hold.

01/24/2012

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Dallas County Redistricting Plan Approved By Commissioner’s Court

The U.S. Supreme Court may have put state redistricting plans on hold, but Dallas County residents are a big step closer to being able to vote in a primary election in 2012, at least for county offices such as commissioner or Justice of the Peace.

12/12/2011

DA’s Use Of Confiscated Vehicle Spurs Discussion During Commissioners Court

An often-overlooked item on the Dallas County Commissioners Court agenda caused a flap at Tuesday’s meeting.

09/20/2011

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Anderson Out As CEO Of Parkland Hospital

After 30 years, Dr. Ron Anderson is out as chief executive officer at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. The hospital board made the decision Tuesday night.

08/31/2011

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Judge Blocks Dallas County’s Attempt To Lay Off Deputy Constables

A federal judge has blocked Dallas County’s plan to save money by laying off a number of deputy constables.

08/30/2011

John Wiley Price attempts to shove reporters out of his road and bridge office on Aug. 10, 2011.

No Criminal Complaints In Latest Price Flap

There will be no criminal complaints brought in the altercation Wednesday between Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and local reporters.

08/11/2011

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