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The year was 1989 and everything and every place is totally awesome in this video! This video shows North Dallas, Addison, Farmers Branch, West End and Six Flags over Texas! This Carrollton City Limits Flashback Flick includes The Galleria Mall, The West End market Place, Addison, Farmers Branch, Six Flags Over Texas, Downtown Dallas, and Beltline Road in Addison. Take a trip back in time to the year 1989!
David Von Erich funeral David Alan Adkisson was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name David Von Erich. A member of the Von Erich Family, Von Erich is best known for his appearances with World Class Championship Wrestling, the Dallas, Texas-based professional wrestling promotion owned by his father, Fritz Von Erich. David Von Erich, the “Yellow Rose of Texas” was the first wrestler to pass away from the legendary Von Erich family. Throughout the early 80s, David was a regular main eventer in his father’s Texas-based promotion, WCCW. As as a singles competitor, David took part in notable feuds with Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, and Ric Flair. Alongside his brothers, he was a fixture in the infamous Von Erich/Freebirds rivalry. David’s wrestling career seemed to be on the up and up. His skills in the ring were evident, as was his charisma. David received huge pops from the Sportatorium crowds, becoming a fan favorite. David Von Erich Death On February 10, 1984, David died while working in Japan. A star of WCCW, David Von Erich’s death has been widely speculated amongst fans and wrestling historians. David Von Erich works Buddy Roberts. WCCW, 1983. photo: wwe.com It was originally reported that David Von Erich died from a move gone wrong – particularly, a kick to the stomach. But it’s been rumored in wrestling circles that David’s death was actually the result of a drug overdose. Allegedly fellow wrestlers on the Japan trip didn’t want David’s family to learn about his drug overdose – especially worried about it upsetting David’s mother. It’s said that they used the move-gone-wrong story as a cover up for the drug overdose.
The Dallas Police Department's undercover activities were prime topics for discussion at Bryan Adams High School.
Most students we talked with said indeed something should be done to curb the explosion of drug abuse at the school.
What some didn't like, though, was the fact that Dallas police officers posed as students to pull off the operation.
Most people are upset about it because the fact they snuck into the school and posed as students to burst, I mean, some of them were my friends.
They were 800 students at Bryan Adams.
And the police department singled out this school because of tips and drug abuse was widespread here for one or two of the school's principal.
Deedee Richardson says he believes the school's image will not be permanently hurt by the arrest because he says realistically, there's drug abuse at most What will likely happen at Bryan Adams is that blatant drug activity will simply shift to off campus.
As for the students, most believe the adverse publicity will subside and the school will be remembered for the things that are good about it, but something good about Bryan Adams.
These stories were the TOP stories in the Dallas Fort Worth area on Thanksgiving week of 1986 It was the of 1986 and SMU Football was getting ready to get into some trouble. The name General Oliver North was becoming a household name and it was the week of Thanksgiving. Ron Chapman was on KVIL every Morning. Tom Joyner, KKDA-FM radio personality and king of commuters, gained national fame about ten months ago when he began commuting daily between Dallas and Chicago, where he hosts an afternoon radio show. Ebby Halliday was a very well known name. Ross Perot, founder of EDS and fast becoming a Texas folk hero, relies mainly on his own instincts and always consults with his son, Ross Perot Jr., before pursuing an investment. U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a landmark immigration reform bill. Mike Tyson, at 20 years old, becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he stops Trevor Berbick in the second round to earn the WBC title at the Las Vegas Hilton. NASA launches space vehicle S-199. You can also see old commercials that show local businesses in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Old Pizza Inn commercials, Sam Pack Ford in Lewisville, old Diet Pepsi commercials, and old Walmart Commercials,
1980 Gas Prices had hit an all time high. It was on the 4th of July weekend in Dallas Fort Worth. People were complaining. Do you remember the gas shortage in that year?
I believe this video was taken in a north Dallas public swimming pool. This pool and park was called Vickery Park. I believe it was located on Greenville Avenue, please forgive if I am wrong. I hope you enjoy this video. You can hear the reporter asking children about the significance of the 4th of July. The answers are fun.
The 1988 recruiting of a very young Michael Irvin in Florida with his family. In this video you will hear how young and high pitched number 88 sounded. Hear Emmitt Smith talk about Michael Irvin's mouth going non stop. The heir to the throne of the superstar wide receiver was the unbelievably entertaining wide receiver, Michael Irvin. Without a doubt, he is the most decorated of all the other Cowboys receivers. After being selected in the first round of the 1988 draft, he had to wait for his opportunity to flourish. In the first three seasons, he played in 32 of 50 games. While the start to Irvin’s career was slower than Pearson’s, Irving sure showed up with a bigger bang. In 1991 he caught 93 passes for 1,523 yards and eight touchdowns. He led the league in yards, made his first Pro Bowl, and was a first-team All-Pro. This was the start of a five-year span where Irvin would be one of the best wide receivers in the league. In the following four seasons, he made the Pro Bowl every year and eclipsed 1,200 yards each season. While he never led the league in receiving yards again during this span, he did place second twice. Put that alongside a catching percentage north of 60 percent each season. Let’s not forget the amazing runs in the playoffs during that great five-season period. Irvin played a key part in capturing not one, not two, but three Super Bowls. He was most effective during the ’92 and ’93 run when he eclipsed 200+ yards and 69+ percent catching percentage. Come the 1996 season, you can see Irvin began to slow down. He still had a very good season, catching 64 passes for 962 yards and two touchdowns in only 11 games. He led the league in receiving yards per game, but it was the last amazing season for Irvin. During the last three seasons from 1997 to 1999, Irvin’s catching percentage would remain under 60 percent. There was good production there, but you can see his career is starting to end. He did manage to get 1,180 yards and nine touchdowns in ’97, but he had a 47.8 percent catching percentage. In ’98 he had 1,057 yards and a 57.8 percent completion percentage, but only one touchdown. Overall, it was an unbelievable career for Irvin. Three Super Bowls, five Pro Bowls, one first-team All-Pro, all topped off with being enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Of course, the electric Irvin also has his name in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor. Because of the loaded receivers in the ’90s, Irvin didn’t make the first-team All-Decade team. He did; however, make the second-team All-Decade team. From here, Irvin would go on to become an entertaining and successful analyst. He sat back and watched his Cowboys collapse until a bright spot emerged at his former spot once again. The Dallas Cowboys in the 1980s and the 1990s.