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Experts Not Ready To Declare West Nile Season Over

2012 was a record year for West Nile Virus cases in North Texas. Nearly 400 people were infected with the virus in Dallas County alone. 17 people died. And experts still aren’t ready to declare the season is over.


Former Dallas County Constable Derick Evans during his original trial in December of 2011. That ended in a mistrial –– he was found guilty of engaging in organized criminal activity in July. (Credit:

Dallas County Constable Found Guilty Of Organized Criminal Activity

Precinct 1 Constable Derick Evans was sentenced to two years probation and a $10,000 fine for engaging in organized criminal activity, a Dallas County jury ruled Monday.


Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. (credit: Texas Tribune)

Price’s Lawyer Expecting Federal Indictment

As Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Prices’ legal troubles seem to be growing, his attorney says he’s preparing for a legal fight.


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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.


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.


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Constable’s Office Questioned In Role Of Kidnapping

Dallas County Commissioners are now looking into the role of constables after a deputy refuses to follow the man who had kidnapped and later drowned two of his children on Monday.


Jenkins Vows To Scrutinize No-Bid County Contracts More Closely

County Judge Clay Jenkins vowed to scrutinize no-bid contracts more closely Tuesday after the court endured a weeks-long search to locate emergency communication equipment that was thought to be missing or misplaced.



Sources: Feds Sought Info On Price’s Bentley Last Year

For weeks, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s Bentley has generated a lot of speculation. FBI agents searched the luxury car late last month.


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New Details Released In FBI’s Investigation Into John Wiley Price

We have a better idea where the feds are headed in their investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. The search warrants executed at Price’s house and at his county office mention big companies and at least one other powerful politician, State Senator Royce West.


Dallas County commisioner Maurine Dickey.  (Photo credit CBSDFW.COM)

More Fireworks At Dallas Commissioners Court

Once again, more outbursts and name calling have peppered the Dallas County Commissioners Court. This time an outgoing commissioner took exception with a new redistricting plan.


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Two Dallas County Deputies Fired In Fraud Scandal

Two of the 35 deputies implicated in a Dallas County fraud scandal were fired Wednesday, and more terminations are expected to come later in the week.


Commissioners Upset About Lack Of Suspensions Following Investigation

At a county meeting Tuesday, Commissioners John Wiley Price and Clay Jenkins said they’re upset that some of the deputy constables accused after a fraud investigation last week were placed on desk duty rather than suspended.