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Hundreds of Plano ISD students participate in science fair. (credit: pisd.edu)

Vendor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding North Texas School District

A security contractor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud a suburban North Texas school district out of millions of dollars. A U.S. Attorney’s statement issued Tuesday says Carol Ann LaRue has pleaded guilty to one conspiracy count.

06/24/2014

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I-Team: Texans Need A License To Cut Hair But Not To Repair Roofs

To professionally cut hair in the state of Texas, you have to have a license. If you want to paint nails for a living, you too need a license. But if you install or repairs roofs, Texas requires nothing.

CBS 11–06/17/2014

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Fort Worth Man Sues City For Wrongful Teardown

For the third time in a year the city of Forth Worth is accused of mistakenly tearing down a home.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

The new football stadium for the Allen Eagles. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Allen ISD Stadium Inspections Were Responsibility Of School & City

In Texas, there is no state agency that oversees general contractors like Pogue Construction. So, in cases like the one in Allen, it’s up to the school district and city to make sure inspections are done and the contractor is following building codes.

CBS 11–05/20/2014

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Fort Worth Pays Up For Demolishing Wrong Home

The City of Fort Worth has reached a settlement with the homeowner whose property was mistakenly demolished in July 2013.

04/22/2014

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City Of Fort Worth Demolished Wrong Home For A Second Time

Fort Worth officials say the city has ceased all demolition operations until it can figure out how two buildings that were not supposed to be demolished were torn down by a contractor despite city oversight.

CBS 11–08/22/2013

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Elderly Widow Gets A New Roof Thanks To Donation

After an 87-year-old widow was scammed out of insurance money to pay for a roof repair, two organizations step in to help her.

CBS 11–08/14/2013

A home builder works on constructing a house. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Beware Contractor Scams After Damaging Storms

Many area residents will be requiring assistance from contractors after Tuesday’s storms. But consumers should watch out for potential scammers.

04/04/2012

Marine and Cedar Hill resident Jarod Cravens, killed in Afghanistan. (credit: Facebook)

Marine & Cedar Hill Grad Killed In Afghanistan

A Marine and graduate of Cedar Hill High School has been killed in Afghanistan. Jarod Cravens had recently returned to Afghanistan to work as a contractor.

10/31/2011

Top Shuttle Contractor Schedules Layoffs

NASA’s top space contractor plans to lay off about 15 percent of its shuttle-related work force, effective Oct. 1

07/06/2010