Dallas Police To Get Approximately $7M More Next Year Despite Cut In OvertimeThe city will spend about $7 million more on police in the next year fiscal year that begins October 1, totaling around $561 million.
City Council Votes To Cut Dallas Police Overtime, While Increasing Overall Department FundingThe Dallas City Council voted 11-4 Wednesday night to cut $7 million from the police overtime budget, while increasing overall funding for the department.
Council Members Reject Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's Proposed City Hall Salary CutsDallas city council members rejected by a large margin Mayor Eric Johnson's highly-publicized, months-long push to cut salaries at city hall.
Dallas Mayor Considering Budget Amendment To Cut Salaries At City HallDallas Mayor Eric Johnson is considering a formal budget amendment to cut millions of dollars in salaries at city hall.
Fort Worth Police Looking To Change How Money Is Spent In DepartmentA police employee in Fort Worth, not an officer, might respond to future calls about minor accidents or a welfare check on a neighbor under a new proposal from Chief Ed Kraus.
Fort Worth Approves $1.8B Budget To Lower Property Tax Rate, Improve InfrastructureThe city of Fort Worth has approved a $1.8 billion budget that will be used to lower the property tax rate, improve infrastructure and create more city jobs.
Denton County Sheriff Hires 2 Investigators In Response To Spike In Child Abuse Cases Denton County’s Sheriff Tracy Murphree says a new budget will allow him to hire two new full time investigators dedicated to child abuse cases.
Proposed Dallas Budget To Boost First Responder Pay, Increase Property Tax RateDallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax presented a proposed 2020 budget that would boost pay for police officers and firefighters and increase the property tax rate slightly.
Governor Abbott Approves $1M Budget For Gun Storage Safety EffortTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage.
DeSoto ISD School Board Cuts 98 Positions To Make Up Budget DeficitDozens of North Texas teachers are out of a job this morning. Their positions in DeSoto Independent School District were cut to make up a school budget deficit.
Nuns Pilfer Half A Million Dollars From Catholic School To Gamble In VegasTwo longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some of the money on trips and gambling at casinos.
Motel 6: $7.6 Million For Guests Reported To ImmigrationMotel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company's employees shared their private information with immigration officials.
Dallas Council Approves Budget With Officer & Firefighter RaisesThe Dallas City Council has approved the budget for the next fiscal year, and it includes raises for police officers and firefighters.
Families Blast Grand Prairie ISD School Board At Budget HearingA public hearing about the Grand Prairie ISD's budget turned into a lively discussion about the district’s special education program.
Senate Takes Up $145B Spending Bill To Fund Energy, VeteransThe Senate is taking up a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the next budget year.