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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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North Texas Prepares For Nat’l Emergency Alert System Test

You’ve heard the sound for years on TV and radio – the warning tones, the Emergency Alert System announcements. Wednesday the federal government will conduct its first ever national test of the system.

11/08/2011

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TSA To Expand Testing For Swift Airport Security Checks

The TSA plans to expand a test program that pre-screens some travelers who volunteer extra information about themselves in exchange for swifter trips through airport security.

11/02/2011

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

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New Ankles To Knees Pat-Downs At NFL Stadiums

The security searches at Cowboys Stadium are about to get a lot more personal. Full-body pat downs are coming to the NFL.

09/16/2011

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Wildfires Bring Renewed Concern For Physically Disabled

The rapidly moving wildfires burning across Texas prove just how quickly entire neighborhoods have to evacuate. But for the intellectually or physically disabled, it’s not easy.

09/05/2011

A special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement searches a vehicle heading into Mexico at the Hidalgo border crossing on May 28, 2010 in Hidalgo, Texas. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Makes Criminals Priority For Deportation

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the department will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals.

08/19/2011

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.

08/16/2011

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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

A TSA agent waits for passengers to pass through a magnetometer at Los Angeles International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

State Senate Passes Weakened Airport Groping Bill

A Texas Senate committee has passed a weakened version of a bill criminalizing intrusive security pat-downs at airports, angering many of the people who showed up to support it.

06/27/2011

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

New Border Technology Slow To Be Deployed

Technology to replace a now defunct virtual fence project at the Mexican border likely won’t be fully in place for at least another decade, maybe longer, according to the Government Accountability Office.

CBSDFW.COM–03/15/2011

Fusion Center Targets Crime

A new tool to deal with terrorists, gangs, drugs and other crime opens in Austin. 

10/21/2010

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