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City Leaders: Race Matters In Sheriff’s Office Appointment

A Dallas County commissioner is taking issue with Sheriff Lupe Valdez regarding the race of a deputy she promoted to her command staff.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

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Dallas County Sheriff Allows Special Meals For Muslim Inmates

A decision by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to allow Muslim inmates in the Dallas County Jail to receive special meals during Ramadan has sparked controversy.

10/28/2013

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Sources: Inmate Not Cuffed Before Parkland Escape

Questions surrounding the case of a Dallas County Jail inmate who escaped from Parkland Hospital Tuesday night appear to be answered by sources close to the investigation.

12/05/2012

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Sunnyvale Not Sunny For Speeders

Driving through Sunnyvale it’s hard to miss the orange cones. Construction projects are well underway and the town is proud of it’s recent growth, but it’s still a small town.

05/04/2012

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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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

Dallas County Commissioners Continue To Debate Budget Deficit

Dallas County Commissioners continued Tuesday to try and find a way to cut a projected $33 million out of next year’s budget to cover a deficit.

CBSDFW.COM–03/29/2011

Dallas County Commissioners Court Investigate Motive Behind Towing

The Dallas County Commissioners assigned a special prosecutor Tuesday to investigate whether a wrecking service illegally towed more than 5,000 vehicles based on racial profiling.

CBSDFW.COM–03/22/2011