Uncle Barky Reports Carolyn Mungo Named News Director for WFAA

According to Uncle Barky, Carolyn Mungo, formerly of Houston’s KRIV, will head up WFAA’s newsroom. UB reports that first choice Kurt Davis of San Antonio’s KENS evidently said, “Thanks but no thanks” when offered the job. This development means a grand slam for females holding the news director positions at the area’s four major television […]

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Craig James Promises Not to “Let God Down” By Dropping Senate Bid

The Associated Press has a profile of the long shot candidate for Senate. In it, James says he thinks his two college football scandals have plagued his campaign, preventing him from talking about the conservative talking points he’d prefer. Most importantly, though, is this: James dismisses a suggestion he’s considered a long shot and believes […]

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An Analysis of Attributions in the Spring 2012 Issue of Patron Magazine

Once upon a time, Terri Provencal was the publisher of Modern Luxury Dallas. She resigned in 2008 to launch something called the Provencal Consulting Group. Then, last winter, she started a quarterly magazine called Patron, which I believe is not pronounced like the tequila. According to its website, Patron is direct-mailed to 15,000 households, and […]

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What Dallas Can Learn From Portlandia

It’s foolish, certainly, to read today’s final article in the Dallas Morning News‘ three-part series on the growth and development of North Texas and come to the conclusion that Dallas-Fort Worth should absolutely adopt the same approach as Portland, Oregon. (The Portland area collectively sets a boundary beyond which urban development is forbidden.) But, man, […]

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Super Bowl Smackdown: Host Indianapolis Makes Dallas-Fort Worth Look Like a Bunch of Chumps

As the Super Bowl XLVI broadcast came back from one commercial break, NBC’s Al Michaels said something like (paraphrasing): “What’s so great about Indianapolis as a Super Bowl host is that it’s one of the places where everything is within walking distance.” Sitting, as I was, in a living a room amidst the exurban sprawl […]

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Komen Vice President Karen Handel Quits Over Planned Parenthood Controversy

The AP reports that Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia who became vice president of public policy for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and was blamed by many for being heavily involved in the organization’s recent decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood, has resigned: A source with direct knowledge of decision-making […]

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Leading Off (2/7/12)

Could the St. Paddy’s Parade Move Downtown? Jacquielynn Floyd asks that question in her column today (sub. req.). As you know, the Greenville Avenue version of the parade is financially strapped and might not go off. Floyd herself winds up admitting that her idea couldn’t work, but I’ll go ahead and say: that idea won’t […]

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