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Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas Adds Security For County Officials

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has thrown a ring of security around top county officials, especially District Attorney Craig Watkins, who feels his office is especially vulnerable. “What we’ve seen basically is a chilling effect on our ability to do our jobs,” he told reporters outside the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday.

04/02/2013

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price stands off in the distance as others join a picture for retiring Commissioner Maurine Dickey. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Commissioner Calls Peer ‘Honey Boo Boo’ During City Meeting

It involved a lot of finger pointing and name-calling and no, in this case, we’re not talking about a reality television show. These were the antics Tuesday during a meeting of the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court.

CBS 11–12/11/2012

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Dallas County Animal Cruelty Unit Needs Funding

The Dallas County Commissioners Court approved a special unit for investigating animal cruelty cases. Prosecutors are ready to go after people who abuse animals. But money is an issue.

12/11/2012

Tarrant County's Sub-Courthouse in Lake Worth.

Tarrant County Spends $50 Million On Buildings With Little Public Input

A CBS 11 News investigation has uncovered nearly $50 million in cash or planned investments for construction projects that were OK’d by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court with little or no public input in the midst of an uneasy economy.

11/10/2011

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Shouting, Name-Calling Erupt At Dallas Co. Commissioners Meeting

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says fired county Homeland Security Director Lisa Chambers was a “loafer” and a “drunk.”

11/01/2011

Lisa Chambers Dallas County

Dallas Homeland Security Director Talks About Firing

After only 15 months as Dallas County’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director, Lisa Chambers was fired Tuesday.

10/26/2011

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price told a group of citizens to "go to Hell" on February 15, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas Commissioners Discuss Missing Satellites During Meeting

Dallas County Commissioners spent more than an hour discussing the ongoing search for communications equipment thought to be missing or misplaced during Tuesday’s meeting.

08/16/2011

FBI Investigation, Price Statement 6/27

Dallas County Admits Price, Fain Computers Hacked

In a stunning about-face, Dallas County now acknowledges someone hacked into the computers of Commissioner John Wiley Price and his assistant, Dapheny Fain.

07/22/2011

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price told a group of citizens to "go to Hell" on February 15, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

FBI Search Warrants Look At Commissioner Price’s Personal Finances

As FBI and IRS agents investigate Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, legal experts say it always comes down to following the money. FBI agents are looking for any evidence of theft or bribery, money laundering, fraud, and tax evasion.

07/13/2011

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price told a group of citizens to "go to Hell" on February 15, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

FBI Had Specific Interests During John Wiley Price Raids

When FBI agents searched Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s house and county office last week, court documents obtained by CBS 11 News show investigators were casting a wide net.

07/08/2011

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

Price’s Lawyer: ‘Every Penny Can Be Accounted For’

County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s attorney acknowledged reports that FBI agents removed $100,000 in cash from his client’s home Monday, although he said he hasn’t viewed an official search warrant.

06/29/2011

Dallas County Commissioners Court. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Co. Commissioners Court Meets 1 Day After FBI Search

Dallas County commissioners are scheduled to meet as usual this morning, one day after the FBI searched the office of a six-term commissioner, his top assistant and the home and office of a political consultant.

06/28/2011

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