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Alert – Suspects Sought in Multiple Agg. Robberies

UPDATE December 11, 2018 7:00 pm

This afternoon at approximately 2:41 pm two additional individuals were detained and brought to the Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning in regards to the recent string of robbery offenses. One of the individuals will be charge with four counts of Aggravated Robbery and the second suspect will be charge with two counts of Aggravated Robbery.

The first suspect who was brought in earlier and charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery will also be charged with an additional two Aggravated Robberies.

This investigation is ongoing and therefore the names of these arrestees will also not be released at this time.

UPDATE 12/11/18 10:00 AM

This morning at approximately 4:23 am three individuals were detained and brought to the Dallas Police Headquarters for questioning in regards to the recent string of robbery offenses.  One of the Latin males brought in for questioning was arrested for two aggravated robberies. The second Latin male brought in this morning will be charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He was driving a vehicle that was taken in one of the robbery offenses. The third male brought in this morning is a juvenile and he will be arrested for unrelated charges.  This investigation is ongoing and therefore the names of these arrestees will not be released at this time. 

UPDATE 12/8/18 @ 9:15pm:

As detectives continued to work the Aggravated Robbery investigations throughout the evening, they have discovered additional offenses that may be related to the same suspects.  The additional locations are list as follows:

5900 Llano Avenue on 12-07-18 @ 10:20pm 262775-2018

1000 S. Pearl Expressway 11-30-18 @ 11:23pm 257824-2018

5200 East Side Avenue 11-30-18 @ 11:17pm 257794-2018

700 Comal Street 11-30-18 @ 10:56pm 257779-2018

Original Post:

Dallas Police Department is currently investigating multiple Aggravated Robbery offenses that have occurred at the following locations:

4300 Cabell DrIve on 12 -02-19 @ 9:48 pm Case Number 259211-2018

2700 Maryland Avenue on 12-04-18 @ 5:52 am Case Number 259984-2018

700 Nolte Drive on 12-04-18 @ 5:53 pm Case Number 260380-2018

900 Evergreen Hill Road 12-04-18 @ 6:00 pm on Case Number 260390-2018

300 Hobson Street 12-06-18 @ 10:35 pm Case Number 261984-2018

 

These offenses have occurred between December 2, 2018 and December 7, 2018, at multiples times during the evening hours. Suspects are Latin males between the ages of 17-20 years old, armed with handguns. The suspects are approaching victims as they are in their driveways and forcing them into their homes at gunpoint. The suspects have been seen driving a Black Cadillac 4 door sedan and a gold pickup truck.  The Dallas Police Department is asking that every members of the community please be aware of surroundings as you arrive home during evening hours and report any suspicious activity to the police.  If you have information relating to these offenses, please contact Detective Joshua Romero (214) 671-3645 or email him at Joshua.romero@dallascityhall.com.

Always remember, “If you see something, Say something”.


Double Homicide on Palo Alto Drive

UPDATE 12/10/18 at 9:15 a.m.:

Lexington Malik Wright

During the investigation of this offense, the Dallas Police Homicide Unit has identified Lexington Malik Wright, an 18-year-old Black male, as the suspect who killed two unidentified victims and shot and injured another in the 2700 block of Palo Alto Drive on December 7, 2018.  Lexington Malik is currently being sought for an active Capital Murder warrant, a Capital Felony.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to call 911.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

 

Original Post:

On December 7, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a shooting that occurred at 2700 Palo Alto Drive. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 16-year-old black male and two other unidentified black males, all of whom had been shot inside of a vehicle. Dallas Fire and Rescue transported all three to local hospitals, where the two unidentified males later died from their injuries. Witnesses reported that a black male, wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored pants, shot into the vehicle and then fled on foot Eastbound towards Santa Rosa Drive.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Det. McDaniel with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4236, or tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #262446-2018.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY – BMW Dallas Marathon

Please be advised, the BMW DALLAS MARATHON, is scheduled to occur this weekend.  

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the race organizers in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions.  The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary. Roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection. 

For more information regarding the event please visit https://www.bmwdallasmarathon.com/. Listed below is the map and road intersections that will be affected.

 

Full Marathon, Relay & Ultra Marathon
Start at Marilla St / Akard St running west
West on Young St
North / Right on Market St
West / Left on Main St
West / Straight onto Commerce St
North / Right on Riverfront Blvd
East / Right on Continental Ave
East / Straight onto Lamar St
North / Left onto Houston St
East / Right on Olive St
North / Left on Cedar Springs Rd
North / Straight onto Turtle Creek Blvd
North / Straight onto Lakeside Blvd
East / Right on Armstrong Ave
North / Left on Highland Dr
Northeast / Right on Drexel Dr
East / Right on Beverly Dr
North / Left on Sewanee Ave
East / Right on Cornell Ave
South / Right on Airline Rd
South / Straight onto Central Expressway SB Access Road
East / Left on McCommas Blvd
RELAY – North / Right on Glencoe St.
RELAY – East / Right on Martel Ave, exchange adjacent to Glencoe Park
South / Right on McMillan Ave to rejoin course at McCommas Blvd.
East on McCommas Blvd to Greenville Ave
South / Right on Greenville Ave
East / Left on Richmond Ave
E on Richmond Ave thru Skillman St
North / Left on Alderson St
East / Right on Belmont Ave
East / Straight onto Lakewood Blvd
Southeast / Right on Tokalon Dr
Southeast / Right on Winstead Dr
Northeast / Left on White Rock Rd
North / Left on W Lawther Dr
Continue N along W side of White Rock Lake on W Lawther Dr
ULTRA – continues north on White Rock Creek Trail
ULTRA – turns around just past the Fair Oaks Tennis Center and returns to Mockingbird.
East onto Mockingbird Ln
South / Right on Scout Hill Dr
South / Left on E Lawther Dr
Continue South along E side of White Rock Lake on E Lawther Dr
South / Straight onto White Rock Lake Trail
Southwest / Straight on White Rock Lake Trail along Garland Rd
Exit White Rock Lake Trail
North / Right on Winsted Dr
Southwest / Left on Tokalon Dr
West / Left on Lakewood Blvd
West / Straight onto Belmont Ave
South / Left on Alderson St
West / Right on Richmond Ave
South / Left on Skillman St
Southwest / Right on Swiss Ave
South / Left on Fitzhugh Ave
Southwest / Right on Gaston Ave
Southeast / Left on Haskell Ave
Southwest / Right on Elm St
South / Left on Exposition Ave
West / Right on Main St
South / Left on Good Latimer Expy
West / Right on Canton St
West / Straight onto Young St
South / Left on S Ervay St.
West / Right on Marilla St to finish line just before Akard

 

 

 


CPI Leadership Development Graduation

Today, the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) held a graduation ceremony for Dallas, Irving, and Dallas City Marshal, UNT Dallas Police officers who completed the Leadership Development Series.  The three-week course was designed to develop and/or enhance the leadership skills for the future leaders in their respective organization.  The Keynote Speaker, Scott Donaldson, Director of Collin College Law Enforcement Academy challenged the graduates to become better community leaders than the example of leadership that had leading them the way to leadership.

Thank you graduates for recognizing the importance of leadership and taking the initiative to move your respective careers to the next level.


Please Help Locate Person Of Interest

Updated Post:

On December 7, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Dameian Beal, a 41-year-old black male, was arrested by the Dallas Police Fugitive Unit at his residence at 2106 Village Way for the murder of his father, Price Beal, on August 3, 2018. Damiean Beal was transported to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he declined to speak further with investigators. Damiean Beal was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett jail and has been charged with murder, a felony of the first degree. His bond will be set by a Dallas County Magistrate.

 

Please see PCA below

 

Original Post:

On August 3, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., the victim, Price Beal was found deceased inside his apartment.  Detectives would like to speak to Dameian Beal, the victim’s son, regarding his father’s death.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Montenegro, #6991 at 214-671-3624 or e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  Please refer to case #170494-2018  

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 





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Santa’s Back at Grapevine Mills

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Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of December

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That Magic Moment :: Our Evening with Buddy the Elf

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Fall Fun With McDonald’s

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School/Class
News

Anonymous donor funds more than $600,000 in area classroom projects

Christmas has come early for hundreds of Dallas ISD teachers.

In partnership with Best in Class, an anonymous community member has donated more than $600,000 to fund 1,041 classroom projects through DonorsChoose to support teachers in the Dallas area. The funded Dallas ISD projects range from an aquarium and bug discovery kits to books for literature circles.

Meanwhile, any teacher who starts a new DonorsChoose project as of today will see any donation to that project be tripled by the anonymous benefactor. This means a $20 donation, for example, will turn into a $60 donation. Teachers can go here to set up a new DonorsChoose account.

At a special event at Winnetka Elementary School announcing the donation, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa thanked the anonymous donor for financing the unique classroom projects.

“Our teachers are outstanding, do the extra work and are our most valuable players,” Hinojosa said. “Today we have a chance to show our appreciation for their hard work in molding our students into future leaders of Dallas.”


Dallas ISD Chief Academic Officer to receive award for ‘outstanding contributions’ to STEM education

The Research in Mathematics Education unit at Southern Methodist University has named Dallas ISD Chief Academic Officer Ivonne Durant as the recipient of its Impact in Leadership Award.

SMU stated they selected Durant for her “outstanding contributions to policy, research and practice in STEM Education.”

“Of particular note, this year’s conference theme focuses on access and equity,” states a letter from the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) unit. “(Durant’s) relentless efforts to ensure all students have access to high-quality STEM educational opportunities is inspiring.”

The criteria for nomination and selection for the award was quite rigorous, and included the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating the research-to-practice relationship through contributions to policy, research, and/or practice;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting teachers’ professional practices and students’ STEM proficiency through leadership;
  • Innovative thinking focused on supporting teachers and systems through a change process to improve student outcomes;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting systems-level implementation of data informed decision making.

SMU and RME will honor Durant at their Research-to-Practice Conference happening Feb. 8.


Madison theatre student sings her way into national competition

When Julia Ford was preparing her song at the Texas Thespian Festival in November, she was facing a serious problem.

“My voice had left me, and I’m singing, and I thought, ‘This is not going well,’ ” recalled Ford, a junior at James Madison High School. She quickly made some adjustments to her performance and starting drinking hot tea to soothe her vocal cords.

When it came time for her to perform before the judges, they knew she was struggling a bit but commended her for making the changes and overcoming her vocal hurdles.

That performance of “I’m Here” from The Color Purple put her in the Top 24 of performers and stamped her ticket to the national competition next summer at the University of Nebraska. Only performers who earn perfect scores from at least three of the four judges advance.

Ford enjoys being in the spotlight, on stage and on the sports field. She has played volleyball, softball, basketball, golf and ran track for Madison. She especially loves performing on stage, though, and has her sights set on a career in the entertainment business.

She said “I’m Here” is a special song to her.

“When I heard it, it just touched my heart in a whole other way,” Ford said. “A song is a song. But if you connect with a song spiritually, emotionally, with passion – it’s going to be good if you sing it from the heart.”

Madison Theatre director Cody Moore said Ford is a fantastic student among a group of fantastic students.

“The kids here have the utmost talent,” Moore said. “I’m at a loss for words. It is by far some of the best children I’ve worked with in 12 years.”

This is his first year at Madison, a school he chose to go to because of its reputation for having a solid theatre program. Moore said there is a misconception that neighborhood schools don’t offer high-quality fine arts education, but he said that isn’t true. He had a similar experience at his previous job at L.G. Pinkston High School.

Rachel Harrah, Director of Dallas ISD’s Theatre and Dance, credited Principal Marian Willard for supporting high-quality fine arts programs at Madison.

“Through her support, coupled with the vision and experience of Mr. Cody Moore, the theatre program at James Madison High School is quickly emerging as a leader in theatre education and production,” Harrah said.

Besides Ford’s performance in front of thousands of theatre educators at the Texas Thespian Festival, Harrah noted her opportunity to perform alongside Shoshana Bean, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch on the Dallas Summer Musicals stage.

“She has an incredible voice and talent,” Harrah said. “It is only made stronger through the support of her family encouraging her love for music and theatre every step of the way.”


Maestro de secundaria recibe galardón en conferencia nacional de idiomas

Un maestro de español de Thomas J. Rusk Middle School recibió un premio en la reciente conferencia nacional de idiomas y también fue invitado como orador principal durante la asamblea de delegados de la conferencia.

Akash Patel recibió el premio Leo Benardo a la Innovación en la Educacion de Idiomas de kínder al 12o grado de la American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Delante de 500 delegados, expuso sobre la falta de maestros en el país y qué fue lo que lo atrajo y lo mantiene en este campo. Su interés empezó cuando aprendió sobre la falta de educación en la ciudadanía mundial y conciencia cultural. Sin ese enfoque, continuarán los estereotipos, prejuicios y la intolerancia, comentó Patel.

Con el propósito de conectar salones de clases por todo el mundo, Patel y Amy Anderton, directora del Departamento de Idiomas de Dallas ISD, contribuyeron para formar la Fundación sin fines de lucro, Happy World. Dicha organización proporciona recursos para conectar a los maestros con otros salones de clases en el mundo y otorga becas a estudiantes para estudiar idiomas dentro y fuera del país.

La conferencia de la ACTFL se llevó a cabo en noviembre en Nuevo Orleans.

Este año, Patel fue nombrado como uno de los 50 finalista ara el premio Global Teacher, que reconoce a un maestro que ejemplifica la enseñanza y aprendizaje de ciudadanía mundial y otorga un premio de $1 millón.


Se solicitan maestros para programa de doble credencial

La Universidad Texas A&M ha creado un programa para reclutar y formar maestros que están certificados para enseñar cursos de Inglés, Oratoria, Gobierno y Psicología de nivel de preparatoria y universidad (maestros con doble credencial) para apoyar la iniciativa del programa Early College del distrito. El programa busca maestros con una maestría en cualquier área y un mínimo de tres años de experiencia en la enseñanza a nivel de preparatoria.

Los interesados ​​en el programa deben completar un formulario de interés y asistir a una de las sesiones de interés para solicitar y entrevistar para el programa. Se tiene previsto comenzar el programa el 22 de enero de 2019. Las sesiones se llevarán a cabo en las siguientes fechas:

  • Lunes, 17 de diciembre, 5-7:30 pm, en la sala de conferencias del primer piso del edificio HB Bell, 2909 N Buckner Blvd
  • Miércoles, 9 de enero, 5-7:30 pm, en el Laboratorio 62, Suite 1100, en el Edificio de Administración de Linus D. Wright Dallas ISD, 9400 N. Central Expressway.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita información adicional, contacte a Tiffany Gilmore en tigilmore@dallasisd.org o al (972) 925-8915.


 

 

 

 

 

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The 5 takeaways from the Mavs’ 101-76 win over the Orlando Magic

Here are my 5 takeaways from the Dallas Mavericks’ 101-76 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night at American Airlines Center:

1. BRUNSON, STEAL OF THE DRAFT: Jalen Brunson is the perfect example of why the NBA Draft is an inexact science. How else can you explain why the National College Player of the Year winner Jalen Brunson wasn’t drafted until the second round last June? Hello, NBA General Managers! Are you guys asleep at the wheel? Brunson was not only the best player in college basketball, he led Villanova to their second national title in three years. How is he not drafted on the first round? Anyway, against the Magic on Monday, Brunson started in place of the injured Dennis Smith Jr. and responded with a career-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shots. Coupled with steering the Mavs to secure Luka Doncic, if Mavs GM Donnie Nelson doesn’t win the NBA Executive of the Year award this year, the award really should be abandoned. Especially considering the Mavs also acquired DeAndre Jordan over the summer.

2. STARTERS GOT SOME REST: The Monday blowout over the Magic enabled the Mavs’ starters to get some well-deserved rest, especially with the schedule about to get a little rough. Wesley Matthews and Luka Doncic sat out the final 15:03 of the game, DeAndre Jordan was on the bench for the final 13:24, and Harrison Barnes sat the entire fourth quarter. The other starter, rookie Jalen Brunson, played eight minutes and 12 seconds of the fourth quarter, mainly so the Mavs wouldn’t have to tax 34-year old J. J. Barea and 35-year old Devin Harris. And with the Mavs’ regular starting point guard, Dennis Smith Jr., out the past three games with an aggravated sprained right wrist, that afforded more playing time for Brunson, who has an effective old man’s basketball game. Also, starting with Wednesday’s home game against Atlanta, the Mavs will play 14 games in the ensuing 25 days that will encompass 11 cities and four time zones.

3. NICE BOUND-BACK GAME FOR POWELL: Dwight Powell will be the first to tell you that he didn’t have a very good game on Saturday against the Houston Rockets. Powell finished that contest with only two points and three rebounds in 16 minutes. That’s the fewest amount of points Powell has scored in a game this season when he’s played at least 15 minutes. But on Monday, Powell redeemed himself nicely. In 21 workmanlike minutes, the five-year veteran was 7-of-12 from the field, scored 16 points and grabbed three rebounds. It’s the second-highest scoring game for Powell out of the last 20 games he’s played, topped only by the 17 points he tallied on Nov. 30 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Mavs need Powell so they can give starting center DeAndre Jordan some ample rest. He also has a different motor than Jordan. At any rate, it’s a quality change of pace that a lot of teams don’t have from their backup center.

4. KIDD-LIKE GAME FROM LUKA: Back in the day, when Jason Kidd was roaming the court for the Mavs, before I would pick up the postgame stat sheet, I would re-hash in my mind how Kidd totally dominated the game on that particular night. And in my mind, before seeing the stat sheet, I just knew Kidd finished the game with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists. But to my amazement, Kidd only had a pedestrian-like seven points, 11 rebounds, nine assist game — although he was dominant when putting up numbers in games of that fashion. Well, guess what? Luka Doncic had one of those Kidd-like dominant performances on Monday against the Magic. So what if the rookie missed nine of his 11 field goal attempts. He finished the night with seven points and career highs in rebounds (1) and assists (nine). Also, don’t forget the hops he did after his assist on the DeAndre Jordan dunk. And guess who was in the house to witness it all? Jason Kidd.

5. HOME DOMINANCE CONTINUES: With the win over Orlando, the Mavs have won 10 consecutive games at home. The last time they won double-digit home games in a row was from Dec. 29, 2007-Feb. 29, 2008 when they won 12 straight home games. To put this in better perspective, the Mavs were only 9-32 at home last season. So, from Nov. 6 through Monday, the Mavs won more home games (10) during that span than they won in all of last season (nine). Overall, the Mavs are an impressive 12-2 at home. During the 2016-17 season the Mavs finished the year 12-29 at home. After 14 home games last year the Mavs were only 4-10 at home, and after 14 home games during the 2007-’08 season the Mavs were 12-2. The only team with a better home winning percentage than the Mavs are the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 14-1 at home for a gaudy 93.3 winning percentage. The Mavs’ 12-2 home record gives them a winning percentage of 85.7 percent.

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Brunson’s steady hand helps Mavs to a convincing 101-76 blowout win over the Magic

DALLAS – Jalen Brunson proved Monday night while he may wind up being the steal of this past June’s NBA Draft.

Starting at point guard in place of the injured Dennis Smith Jr., Brunson poured in a career-high 17 points and distributed four assists as the Dallas Mavericks made the Orlando Magic disappear, winning 101-76, before a sellout crowd of 19,334 at American Airlines Center.

It’s the 12th win in their last 16 games for the Mavs, who never trailed in this game and increased their record to 14-11. It also was the 10 straight home victory for the Mavs.

The last time the Mavs manufactured a double-digit home winning streak was from Dec. 29, 2007-Feb. 29, 2008 when they won 12 straight games at AAC.

For some odd reason, Brunson wasn’t drafted until the second round – No. 33 overall – of this past summer’s NBA Draft, despite being the consensus National College Player of the Year after leading Villanova to their second national title in three seasons. But he’s been steady as rock for the Mavs, as evident by his 7-of-9 shooting and the solid floor game he produced against the Magic.

“He plays a very steady game, he played a very mature game for a guy that’s a first-year player in the NBA,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “I really like how he fits with that group. They moved the ball beautifully tonight.
“We didn’t make every shot, but the ball movement was very good – much better than it was in the Houston game (last Saturday) – and he makes the plays that are there.”

Besides the 32 minutes Brunson played, none of the Mavs’ starters played more than 28 minutes, because it wasn’t necessary and it was the ideal game to get the starters some much-needed rest.

Meanwhile, the Mavs’ other rookie – Luka Doncic – was hopping around and smiling on the court like a kid in the first half after he fed DeAndre Jordan for an and-1 basket. That came after Doncic and Jordan failed on two previous lob-dunk attempts.

Doncic only scored seven points on 2-of-11 shooting, but he also grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and collected a career-high nine assists.

“He’s moving the ball better each game, which is really important,” Carlisle said of Doncic. “We know he can make spectacular plays.

“The key is to be able to do that while involving all your teammates so that guys are constantly involved in the action. I thought tonight was his best game doing that.”

The Mavs led 24-19 after the first quarter, 52-40 at intermission and 75-53 after the third quarter. The lead expanded to as high as 28 points (92-64) following a three-point play by Dwight Powell with 6:51 remaining in the third quarter.

“We came out and executed the game plan to perfection,” guard Devin Harris said. “The guys were tuned into what we were supposed to be doing defensively.

“Offensively, we kind of had some trouble with it in the first half in regards to ball movement. I think we did a better job with it in the second half, moving the ball and getting opened shots.”

The Mavs held Orlando to just 33 points in the second half, including only 13 in the third quarter. Overall, the Mavs accumulated 28 assists, turned the ball over just 13 times and limited the Magic to 36 percent shooting from the field.

“I think we had a great study on them,” Harris said. “Their (power forwards) and (centers) like to space the floor a lot, so we knew that they were going to try to draw and kick it to a (center) who was spacing the floor.

“So we did a great job of late switching and kicking out to the (center) to take away the three. I think that caught them off-guard a bit.”

Harrison Barnes led the Mavs with 19 points and five rebounds, Powell finished with 16 points in 21 minutes, and Wesley Matthews added 10 points. But the steadiness in which Brunson controlled the flow of the offense is what helped the Mavs to this 25-point victory.

“He’s a very stable guy, he’s a worker, he loves to play, he understands the game, he’s a student of the game, he’s a great teammate,” Carlisle said of Brunson. “He’s a guy who is a man of few words, and when he speaks up people listens because they respect how he conducts himself on a day-to-day basis.

“He’s earned everything that he’s gotten here, he’s earned every minute that he’s gotten from the very beginning of the year.”

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The Fast Break: Mavs vs. Magic

Final: Mavs 101, Magic 76

  • Luka Doncic has grabbed all the headlines, both written and sung, throughout much of this recent streak. But Dallas did it tonight with a well-balanced approach, scoring 100+ for the 24th time in 25 games this season, despite no player scoring more than 19 points. Harrison Barnes led the way, followed closely by rookie Jalen Brunson, who racked up a career-high 17 points. Brunson once again started for Dennis Smith Jr., and was terrific. He scored 14 against Houston, but he just seemed consistently aggressive in this game, scoring early and often to establish a new career-high for the second straight game. Dwight Powell chipped in with 16 off the bench, and the only other Maverick to even reach double-figures was Wesley Matthews with 10. (Doncic failed to reach double-digits, but he did tally 11 rebounds and nine assists, and likely would’ve become the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double if the game were more competitive in the second half. He still has 30 more days to beat Markelle Fultz, who’s the youngest ever with a trip-dub at 19 years, 317 days.)

  • While the offense struggled, relatively speaking, the defense was spectacular. Dallas held Orlando to just 36.0 percent shooting from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc, and the Magic attempted just five free throws. (The Mavericks were whistled for just 11 fouls, tied for the fewest in a game by any team this season.) Only three times this season has a team held its opponent below 80 points; Dallas has achieved the feat two of those three times, with the other coming last month against Utah. In fact, the two lowest-scoring games in the NBA this season are by Utah (68) and Orlando tonight (76). So that’s pretty cool.

  • Maxi Kleber’s talent doesn’t necessarily go unnoticed, but it’s difficult to explain just how important he is to this whole thing. Here’s an attempt, though. The Milwaukee Bucks allow just 39.3 points in the paint per 100 possessions this season, the best mark in the league by a wide margin. No other team is even below 42.0. The Mavericks rank seventh in that area, allowing just 44.4. With Kleber on the floor, however, Dallas allows only 39.7 paint points per 100 possessions. Tonight, Orlando scored eight points in the paint in 14 minutes with Kleber on the floor, per NBA Stats, and on the season opponents are shooting just 49.3 percent at the rim against the second-year pro, which ties for the third-best in the league among players who defend at least three of those shots per game.

    He completely shuts down the inside game most nights, and while he doesn’t do it single-handedly, he’s often the main reason why opponents simply cannot engineer layups against the Mavs’ second unit, even when it often sacrifices size in the frontcourt and on the wing. That’s no easy feat. Kleber has been great, and the Mavericks are simply better when he plays. The Mavericks allow just 98.5 points per 100 possessions when Kleber is on the floor, per NBA Stats, the best mark of any rotation player by more than two points. (I know that was a lot of stats, but just trust me: He’s very good at defense.)

  • Dallas is kinda rolling right now. Since the team’s Nov. 2 home loss to the Knicks (the last time the Mavs lost at American Airlines Center), the club ranks 12th in the league in offense, third in defense, fifth in net rating, and second in win percentage, the most important stat of them all. In that time, Dallas has beaten playoff teams even when missing players like Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr., or Wesley Matthews. The Mavericks are playing some of the best basketball in the entire NBA right now, and yet it still feels like there are very obvious and tangible ways in which this team can still improve. That’s true for 29 other clubs around the league, of course, but the point of this all is Dallas is far from a finished product — Dirk hasn’t even played yet! — and the wins are beginning to stack up quickly. It’s sometimes hard to remember that last season was actually only last season, but the team’s 14th win of the 2017-18 came on Jan. 9. This has been a mighty quick turnaround. Plenty of work remains to be done, but man, this has been a fun month of basketball.

    What’s Next

    The Mavs (14-11) are at home again on Wednesday, looking for revenge against the Atlanta Hawks. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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    My New Dream Girl

    Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


    My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

    Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


    My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

    I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


    2017-And Still Single

    Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


    Scam Girls

    I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


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    War Is Coming

    People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


    Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

    President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


    Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

    After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


    President Trump In 7 More Days

    Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!


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    Holiday Travel :: Road Tripping with Littles

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    We travel to New Orleans once or twice a year to visit family which is frequently enough that we feel as though we have learned a thing or two in the road tripping with littles department. Packing up your life (between kid stuff, baby gear, and gifts – it can be a lot!) into a car can […]

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    Journaling to #Stoptime

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    The passage of time is so painful at times. This week my heart has been full of grief as I prepared for my oldest child to turn 10. Joy for who he is and who he is becoming did not stave off the squeeze of pain I felt knowing his babyhood is gone and he […]

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    All I Want this Christmas is a Little Grace

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    I hate to even say this because we all have a lot going on, but like, I really have a lot going on this holiday season. My family and I are currently in the final stages of building a house, which is a lot to take on in and of itself, but I also need […]

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    Don’t Touch My Child’s Hair!

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    Seriously, do not touch my child’s hair. I know this seems like a very petty statement, but it is truly how I feel. My daughter has been blessed with this headfull of thick, kinky, coily, beautiful hair and while it may seem like it is screaming for you feel it; don’t. There are some reasons […]

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    When Anxiety Interferes :: Finding the Peace

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    If anxiety were a person, it would be the kind of person that knocks on your door unexpectedly, forces their way into your home and destroys everything in their path. A “Murphy’s Law” kind of person if you will. Anxiety is literally a state of all your insecurities and greatest fears flooding your mind and […]

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