Troy Dungan

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    March 27, 2013

    In Far North Dallas, Neighbors Are Rallying to Stop a Walmart Planned for Arapaho and Coit

    When I was growing up a few blocks away from the Spanish Village shopping center in Far North Dallas it was, if never booming, at least heavily trafficked. It was the site of Chuck's Hamburgers, where we'd walk for lunch when my junior high got out early for end-of-semester exams. Border's was ther ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Hurry Now For a Sneak Peek at the City's New "Happy Trails" Safety Website and Videos

    ​The city's having a press conference Thursday morning during which Mayor Dwaine Caraway, Park and Rec officials and others will unveil the city's new "Happy Trails" campaign designed to make the 104 miles of the city's Dallas Trail Network jes' a little bit safer. You recall this campaign: We sne ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    UFC 127: Fitch Over Penn. Wait, That Was a Draw?

    ​Ties are for Troy Dungan or calf ropin' or Oscar night or Mila Kunis' brother (cuz kissin' his sister would be bueno). But UFC? Watched UFC 127 with some buddies Saturday night and was entertained, but confused. Always figured in this manliest of men sport featuring bloody knockouts and ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Troy Dungan to Appear On ... Channel 11? Yes.

    ​So, about that local TV news rumor to which I alluded below ... Earlier today we got a call that Troy Dungan, the longtime WFAA-Channel 8 weatherman who stepped down in July 2007 after 31 years on the air, has been seen loitering around the KTVT-Channel 11 studios in recent days, briefcase in ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    The Top 10 Dallas/Fort Worth Weatherhumans on Your TV Set

    ​Let's start with this premise: Nobody knows nothin'. Or, better said, nobody knows nothin' different than anybody else. Weatherhumans aren't like sportscasters, who can, on a given night, at least give you a prediction on opposite teams or breaking news in different sports. Weather ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    The Heat's Clearly Gotten to KTVT-Channel 11's Mike Burger, Who Announces His Adios

    ​In the annals of local meteorological-teevee history, Mike Burger never achieved the renown of, say, a Harold Taft. Or Troy Dungan. Or David Finfrock. Or Rebecca Miller, even. Still. He's had two swims through Dallas -- first in 1989, when he went to work at KDFW-Channel 4 (a stint that lasted se ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    The Ticket's Great (Goofy) Game

    UncleBarkyI've heard of the 20-20 feat in baseball. But never the 20-20 final score. I was at a premiere party/fundraiser last night and unable to attend The Ticket's second annual "Great Game" at Frisco's Dr Pepper Ballpark, but from what I'm gathering it was - as expected - a unique, m ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    In Case You Miss Troy Dungan ...

    You'd think on Troy Dungan's special day on November 13, he wouldn't have to share the spotlight with the man who replaced him when the WFAA-Channel 8 icon stepped down in July. But, no, weatherman Pete Delkus will indeed serve as the master of ceremonies next Tuesday when the Press Club of Dallas, ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007
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    May 21, 2007

    "A Night at the Improv," By Which Uncle Barky Means WFAA-Channel 8

    A couple weeks back, WFAA-Channel 8 weatherman Pete "The Big" Delkus appeared on KTCK-AM's "The Hardline"; turns out, the boys at The Ticket have a big ol' man crush on the heir to Troy Dungan's throne. And with good reason: He's as smart-ass former ball player whose career as a pitcher with the Min ... More >>

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    February 16, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett Talks About Leaving Channel 11, The Good Ol' Days and and Stations Obsessed With "Car Wrecks and Fires"

    This morning, we mentioned that KTVT-Channel 11 anchor Tracy Rowlett would be retiring in July 2008. We weren't necessarily shocked by the news; rumors of Rowlett's leaving have been circulating for months, if not years. (He's been through two contracts since moving to Channel 11 from WFAA-Channel 8 ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Don't Worry, Jim. You'll Be A Lot Warmer Soon Enough.

    WFAA's Pete Delkus unveils the station's latest weather forecasting tool, Doppler GODar. O.K., now I feel guilty about my Pete Delkus rant yesterday. I have reconsidered my feelings about yesterday's weather, and I see now that my issues are not really with Delkus but with God. That's an old beef. ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Wherein Troy Dungan Tells Channel 8 Audience: "Don't Blame Me."

    Friend of Unfair Park "John" (dunno if he'd want his last name used) sends what he says and what appears to be the original e-mail that prompted Troy Dungan to kindly, gently dress down Jim Schutze's fav weather man Pete Delkus yesterday afternoon. If you haven't seen the video, in which WFAA-Channe ... More >>

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    November 17, 2005
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    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

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    October 6, 2005

    On Thin Ice

    After giving fans the cold shoulder, can hockey win us back?

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    May 26, 2005
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    November 6, 2003

    Track Down

    Another Oldham is a hit

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    July 24, 2003

    Keepin' It Real

    Go behind the scenes at the zoo

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    June 6, 2002

    Seeing Red

    Channel 8 is full of evil people--unless they return my phone calls

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    July 26, 2001

    Say Goodbye

    Like most people who cancel their newspaper subscriptions, I have my reasons

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    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news