You may remember back on December 23rd (?) that Gannett's purchase of Belo was approved.
Not sure when this happened (as I usually begin my regular ABC viewing around this time of year), but I noticed that WFAA finally got the "Gannett makeover": a change in the graphics package (just like what you would see on WUSA, KUSA, WXIA, etc.), and WFAA.com looks/functions just like the USA Today website. Apparently some local elements of WFAA still exist: Inside Texas Politics, WeatherMinds, the local promo announcer, etc.
Also, you think 8-2 could eventually change their weather service to WeatherNation? I noticed that many long-time Gannett stations air WN on their subchannels. I've seen bits and pieces of WN online and it looks pretty good! (When DirecTV lost The Weather Channel for a few months, I heard some people online preferred WeatherNation over TWC due to WN airing nothing but weather forecasts!) You can find a national streaming feed online, on Roku, and maybe some Gannett affiliates will stream a customized WN feed on their sites, too!