Critical Missing Person – Michael Groves



The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Michael Douglas Groves.  On November 18, 2018, at about 7:15 p.m., Mr. Groves was last seen on foot in the 4000 block of Joshua Lane, Dallas.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Graves is described as a 23 year old White male 5’09 in height and weighing about 190 pounds. He has red hair and brown eyes.  Mr. Graves was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Persons with information are asked to call the Dallas Police Department at 911 or the Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Critical Missing Person-Edgar Martinez


The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Edgar Martinez.  Mr. Martinez was last seen on November 17, 2018, at about 11:39 p.m., walking away from the 10000 block of Tokowa Drive in Dallas.  He may be a danger to himself or others.

Mr. Martinez is described as a Latin male 29 years old. He is 5’7 in height and weighs about 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Martinez was last seen wearing black pants with black and grey shoes and no shirt.

If you see this person please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Critical Missing Person – Kaleah Stevenson

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Kaleah Stevenson.  On November 16, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Kaleah was last seen in the 18700 block of Marsh Lane.  Kaleah is considered to be a danger to herself and others.  

Kaleah is described as a Black female 14 years old.  She is 5’02 in height and weighs about 140 pounds. Kaleah has black hair and brown eyes.  Her clothing description is unknown.

If you see Kaleah or knows of her whereabouts, please contact 9-1-1 or the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268e.


Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on this surveillance video. On October 21, 2018 at about 5:00 a.m., the suspect broke into a business located in the 4500 block of Bernal Dr and stole the victim’s property.


Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-0635, Case #231679-2018.


Attempting To Identify Suspects

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on this surveillance video.  On October 29, 2018 at about 4:30 a.m., the suspects drove to the victim business in the 4300 block of W. Camp Wisdom Road in a white Ford Expedition and committed a theft offense.  The suspect vehicle has a dent on the back-passenger side by the tail light and has chrome wheels.

Anyone who knows the identity of any of these suspects or has any information about this offense is asked to contact Detective J. Bone at 214-671-063, Case #236169-2018.

Births/Deaths Marriages

McGinty, June

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Nutting, William Franklin "Bill"

NUTTING, William Franklin "Bill" William Franklin "Bill" Nutting, 94, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018. A Rice grad, veteran of WWII and...

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MORRIS, Herman Isaac PLANO Herman Isaac Morris passed away Saturday evening November 17, 2018. Mr. Morris was 91. SERVICE: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the...

Calhoun, Tina

CALHOUN, Tina On November 18, 2018, we lost one of the last survivors of the greatest generation with the passing of Tina (Palmisano) Calhoun, aka...

Pittman, Ted Richard

In Loving Memory of Ted Richard Pittman who passed away on November 20, 2017.


Fall Fun With McDonald’s

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Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus and Mary Chain

Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus and Mary Chain
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

300 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039 United States


Thanksgiving a great time to practice habits of gratitude, show thanks

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to encourage all of our students, Dallas ISD staff members and families to make time for gratitude.  The habit of gratitude and appreciating important aspects of our lives are closely linked with Social and Emotional Learning, especially the competencies of Self-Awareness and Relationship Skills.

As you reflect on the positive aspects of your life (family, friends, safety, health, etc.), be sure to pass it on and share that gratitude by:

  • Writing a thank you note to a friend, neighbor, or colleague who has helped you
  • Taking time in a staff meeting to verbally share thanks to team members or write appreciation notes
  • Calling a long-distance friend or family member to let them know that you’re thinking about them and value their support
  • Running an errand for someone or bringing a small item for them as a favor (coffee, favorite snack, etc.)

We wish all of our Dallas community members happiness, health, and quality time with loved ones during this season of gratitude!

Antigua escuela primaria reabre como centro para jóvenes sin hogar

Hace un año, se anunció un plan para convertir Fannie C. Harris Elementary School en un centro para jóvenes que con el tiempo, acogerá a estudiantes de Dallas ISD que no tienen donde quedarse durante la noche.

El martes, 13 de noviembre, se llevó a cabo una ceremonia especial y un corte de listón para celebrar el trabajo realizado hasta el momento en preparación para la apertura del centro que será en unas semanas.

En un principio, el Fannie C. Harris Youth Center estará abierto después de clases para que los estudiantes sin hogar tengan un lugar seguro para pasar un rato, hacer tarea, y poder bañarse y lavar ropa. En la primavera, cuando se concluyan las reformas, se tiene planeado que el centro comience a operar el servicio para la noche con capacidad para 35 estudiantes.

El centro lo operará After8toEducate, un esfuerzo colaborativo formado a través de Social Venture Partners Dallas. Dicha colaboración reúne a Dallas ISD, Promise House y CitySquare para proporcionar servicios básicos a estudiantes del distrito y otros jóvenes de 14 a 21 años de edad sin hogar. Para más información, visite www.after8toeducate.com.

Escuelas con la mejor asistencia en septiembre reciben estandarte

En septiembre, el Departamento para la Mejora de Asistencia Escolar y Reducción de Ausentismo de Dallas ISD llevó a cabo un concurso para celebrar el Mes de Concientización sobre la Asistencia Escolar.

El concurso retó a las escuelas a tener la mejor asistencia en general y el mayor número de estudiantes con asistencia perfecta durante septiembre. También, se realizó la campaña “Show Up”, un esfuerzo para motivar a los estudiantes a no tener más de cinco faltas durante el año escolar.

Ganadores por Distrito

Escuelas con la mejor asistencia en general:

• Distrito 1: John J. Pershing Elementary School
• Distrito 2: Sudie Williams Talented & Gifted Academy
• Distrito 3: Charles A. Gill Elementary School
• Distrito 4: Pleasant Grove Elementary School
• Distrito 5: Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School
• Distrito 6: Robert L. Thornton Elementary School
• Distrito 7: L.O. Donald Elementary School
• Distrito 8: Alex W. Spence Talented/Gifted Academy
• Distrito 9: Skyline High School

Primer lugar, asistencia perfecta de los estudiantes:

• Distrito 1: George H.W. Bush Elementary School
• Distrito 2: Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
• Distrito 3: Casa View Elementary School
• Distrito 4: Edward Titche Elementary School
• Distrito 5: William B. Travis Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted
• Distrito 6: Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
• Distrito 7: Stevens Park Elementary School
• Distrito 8: Maple Lawn Elementary School
• Distrito 9: Félix G. Botello Elementary School

Segundo lugar, asistencia perfecta de los estudiantes:

• Distrito 1: Anne Frank Elementary School
• Distrito 2: Geneva Heights Elementary School
• Distrito 3: Robert T. Hill Middle School
• Distrito 4: William A. Anderson Elementary School
• Distrito 5: Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
• Distrito 6: Umphrey Lee Elementary School
• Distrito 7: Rosemont Elementary School
• Distrito 8: Mount Auburn Elementary School
• Distrito 9: Henry B. González Elementary School

La ganadora de la campaña en redes sociales fue Larry G. Smith Elementary School.

Fearlessness earns Carter cheerleader all-expense-paid trip to NYC for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Carter High School cheerleader Erica Richardson’s natural-born ability as a daredevil has earned her an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to be a part of the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Richardson completed her first back handspring at the age of 8 by jumping up and throwing her legs behind her head. Her fearlessness and ability led her to gymnastics and, later in life, to earning the captain role on the David W. Carter High School cheerleading squad, where she is often seen tumbling along the sidelines.

“I’ve always loved trying new things, and I have no fear or hesitation about going for it,” Richardson said.

Richardson was selected at a Dallas ISD cheer camp as the top female cheerleader, earning her the trip to New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her mom, Kimberly Richardson, who is principal at Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School, her brother and Carter cheer coach Lachon Jacobs will join her on the trip.

“I am thrilled for this trip to New York City, and I am so proud of Erica,” Jacobs said. “Erica has always had a star quality because she’s never been scared to set the example.”

In New York City, Richardson will practice for several hours every day, but she will also have time to attend a Broadway show, visit the One World Trade Center, and tour other parts of the Big Apple.

“I’ve been excited for this trip for months, and I can’t believe it’s almost here,” Richardson said. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to represent Dallas ISD in this parade.”

District sets $150,000 goal in 2018 United Way workplace campaign

Scores of nonprofits and agencies in our community depend on United Way funding to provide programs and services that help Dallas ISD students and families. That’s why Dallas ISD supports United Way and encourages employees to contribute via its annual workplace campaign. The district’s 2018 giving goal is $150,000, and the campaign runs through Dec. 14.

The theme of this year’s district campaign, is “This is Us.”

There are multiple ways for employees to contribute, and when you give you can specify your donation to support one or more of 150 United Way organizations. You can find the list of these organizations, view a dashboard that tracks department and school giving in real time, and download a variety of campaign resources from the district’s United Way webpage, www.dallasisd.org/unitedway.







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The short-handed Mavs dropped a physical 98-88 game to the Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS – Probably no team play grind-it-out basketball in the NBA better than the Memphis Grizzlies. On Monday night at FedEx Forum, the Dallas Mavericks found that out the hard way.

Mike Conley scored 28 points and the Grizzlies finished the game on a 14-4 run en route to tripping up the Mavs, 98-88, before a crowd of 15,997. The loss snapped the Mavs’ season-high four-game winning streak and dropped their record to 7-9.

However, the challenge of upending the Southwest Division-leading Grizzlies could have ended differently had the Mavs played the last five-plus minutes the way they played the first 42-plus minutes.

Rookie Jalen Brunson banked in a six-footer with 5:41 left to tie a game – at 84-84 — where both teams played a game of cat and mouse the majority of the night. But after that, the Mavs went stone cold and just couldn’t locate the basket.

Following Brunson’s bucket, the Mavs scored just four points on 1-of-10 shooting and committed three of their 11 turnovers. And five of those nine misses came from 3-point territory.

“We had struggles in the fourth (quarter on offense), but we had struggles at both ends,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “We finally played three tough solid quarters, and in the fourth we just had some breakdowns.”

Did the Mavs fall too in love with the 3-point shot when the game was still in doubt? That’s the question Carlisle was asked, as Dorian Finney-Smith missed a pair of 3-pointers, and Dennis Smith Jr., Luka Doncic and Harrison Barnes each missed one in the final stages of the game.

“When you’re down eight with two minutes to go if you get good open ones you’ve got to take them,” Carlisle said. “There were a couple before that that we may have been a little hasty on.

“But our guys got to stay aggressive and they got to be decisive stepping into shots. And we were hitting a lot of those shots early in the game.”

Garrett Temple and Conley each drilled a 3-pointer to set the Grizzlies’ winning drive in motion. Marc Gasol (17points, 15 rebounds, four blocks) followed with an 18-footer.

And when Kyle Anderson picked Doncic’s pocket in the backcourt and dunked it, that capped a 10-0 run by Memphis and the Grizzlies soared ahead, 94-84, with two minutes remaining in the game.

“I don’t know what happened,” said Doncic, who was only 6-of-20 from the field. “We were in the game the whole time.

“We didn’t play good the last five minutes. We’ve got to learn from that.”

The Mavs shot just 34.1 percent from the field and missed 22 of the 32 shots they attempted from 3-point land.
Doncic registered his first career double-double as he collected 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan finished with 17 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, Smith added team highs of 19 points and five assists, Finney-Smith scored 13, and Barnes tallied 10 points and was just 3-of-14 from the field.

The Mavs played without injured starting guard Wesley Matthews, and injured top reserves J. J. Barea and Dwight Powell. Their absence certainly had an impact on the game.

“We’re short on guys today, so it might have been (tired) legs, but we got to do a better job of getting to the paint in the fourth,” Smith said. “We’ve got a lot of really talented guys on this team.

“We had a couple of them missed time today, so their presence was definitely missed, but it’s up to us to step up and play regardless of the situation. I think we fought pretty hard tonight. We didn’t come out on top, but overall we fought hard.”

This certainly was a physical test for the Mavs as they scored their fewest points in a game this season and found themselves involved in their first game this year where neither team scored at least 100 points.

“They were playing pretty good defense and we played pretty good defense as well,” said Brunson, who had eight points in 25 minutes. “It’s just that they made a couple of more shots than we did.

“They’re a good defensive team and we knew that coming in. They just got it together in that fourth quarter.”
One play in particular irked Carlisle. Gasol set what appeared to be a moving screen right near the Mavs’ bench, and Conley drained a 3-pointer that gave Memphis a 90-84 lead.

Carlisle, who called timeout right after that controversial play, was asked about it afterwards.

“If I want to spend 30 grand, I’ll write a check to St Jude (Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis),” Carlisle said. “I’m not going to spend it talking to you (media) guys.”

Dallas opened the game on a 6-0 run, but trailed 25-21 after the first quarter. Memphis (11-5) led 53-49 at intermission and the game was knotted at 74 apiece entering the final quarter.

And it stayed deadlock until the Grizzlies stepped up and pulled away in the final five minutes.

“I should have gone to the paint, so I blame myself for that,” said Doncic, who was 3-of-9 from 3-point range. “Especially me, way too many 3-point shots, way too many shots for me.

“They didn’t score as many points, but we didn’t do good on offense.”

The grind game is something the Mavs — they host Brooklyn on Wednesday — hadn’t seen this season.

“That’s what Memphis is all about,” Smith said. “They’ve been like that for years. We anticipated that coming in – we’ve got to grind.

“Even though we’re short on guys, we got to grind from the first quarter to the end. But like I said, we fought hard. We just came up short. I’m still proud of everybody on the team, though.”

NOTES: Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring), J. J. Barea (left adductor strain) and Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) did not play Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Before the game coach Rick Carlisle said: “These guys are all considered day-to-day, which is good. But at this point and time the smart thing to do is to sit Barea, Powell and Matthews tonight.”. .The Mavs open a two-game home stand starting Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets. The home stand concludes with Saturday’s game against Boston before the Mavs hit the road again starting with a Nov. 28 contest in Houston. . .Jaren Jackson was drafted fourth overall in this past June’s NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. But the power forward from Michigan State was very much on the draft board of the Mavs, who drafted fifth overall. “He was considered to be one of those top four guys,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “They’re varying opinions on who would be the best of the four, who would be the best with this team or that team. But he’s showing right now, particularly the last couple of games, why he’s a high pick, why they’re so high on him here. He’s a unique player.” Phoenix chose Deandre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Marvin Bagley III went second to Sacramento, the Atlanta Hawks selected Luka Doncic third, and after Jackson went to the Grizzlies, the Mavs drafted Trae Young with the fifth pick. The Mavs then traded Young’s draft rights to the Hawks for Doncic’s draft rights. . . Rick Carlisle has high regard for Grizzlies assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse, who played for Carlisle in Detroit and Dallas. “I have great respect for Stack because he was a great player, but he also realized as his career wound down that he wanted to stay in the game and that he wanted to be a head coach, and to do that you had to pay your dues,” Carlisle said. “So he put the work in Toronto, he made the choice to be the head coach of their G-League team, won a championship there and in time he will be an NBA head coach. I don’t have any doubt about that. He has great presence, he has great knowledge, he has a terrific understanding of the game, and he’s tough. He’s one of the toughest players that I’ve ever come across.”

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Harrison Barnes recalls his game-winning (bank) shot he hit last year in Memphis

MEMPHIS – The spot on the FedEx Forum has become synonymous with Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.

The spot is on the right wing, and about 30 feet from the basket. The last time the Mavs played in FedEx Forum – on Nov. 22, 2017 — that’s the spot where Barnes banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Mavs skipped off the court and went home with an electrifying 95-94 victory over the stunned Grizzlies.

Asked after Monday’s shootaround if he remembers the last time he played at FedEx Forum, Barnes said: “Yeah. We won a nice little game.”

The Mavs led that game, 92-87, with 1:10 left. But the Grizzlies went on a 7-0 run capped when JaMychal Green grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed shot by Tyreke Evans and dunked it.

Green’s basket was originally ruled no good because of offensive goaltending. But a review by the officials on instant play gave the basket to the Grizzlies (and a 94-92 lead) with just 0.5 seconds remaining in the game.

However, that was more than enough time for Barnes to receive an inbounds pass from Dennis Smith Jr. and work his magic.

When asked if he knew the shot was going in when he released the ball, Barnes said: “It felt good. It felt like a clean look, so I was happy.”

Asked if he called “bank,” Barnes laughed and said: “I didn’t call bank. No, I didn’t call bank.”
Barnes ended that game with a game-high 22 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 35 minutes. And the game-winner he delivered was his only 3-pointer of the night in three attempts.

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Mavs Mondays: A week of wins has the Mavs rolling


Dallas 103, Chicago 98

Coming off their big win over the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, the Mavs traveled to Chicago for their second matchup of the season with the Bulls. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins for the Mavs, but the bench unit came through once again.

The reserves, led by J.J. Barea, outscored the Bulls bench by 18 points and the Bulls couldn’t get over their poor outside shooting.

Stat of the Game: The Mavs bench outscored the Bulls bench by 18 points.

Mavs Box: Harrison Barnes led the way with 23 points while J.J. Barea followed behind with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Doncic, Smith, and Powell all scored 11 points.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews

Read the full game recap here.

Dallas 118, Utah 68

What an incredible night all around. On the night of their 14th annual Seat for Soldiers night, the Mavs won by 50 points for just the third time in franchise history. The Jazz would shoot just 30 percent from the field and 17 percent from the 3-point line.

Five players for the Mavs would score in between 11-19 points. A late shot by Luka Doncic at the end of the first half set the stage for the blowout in the second half.

Stat of the Game: The Utah Jazz scored just 22 points in the second half.

Mavs Box: Barnes, Doncic, Barea, Powell, and Finney-Smith all scored in double digits with Barnes leading the way with 19. All 13 active players scored in the game, and all played at least five minutes. The Mavs also shot 42 percent from the field.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki

Read the full game recap here.

Dallas 112, Golden State 109

Riding a three game winning streak, the Mavericks welcomed a short-handed Warriors team to town. Without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green due to injury, the Warriors still had a deadly combination of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

Luka Doncic didn’t back down from the spotlight and the Mavericks never folded as they were down by three points with under three minutes to go. After late defensive stops on Durant and clutch baskets from Doncic, the Mavs finished the game on a 9-3 run.

Stat of the Game: Used to bad starts, the Mavs started off the game on a 12-6 run that set the table for the rest of the game.

Mavs Box: It was a two-headed attack from the Mavs on the scoring end as Luka Doncic led the way with 24 points and Harrison Barnes with 23 points. All five starters finished in double figures while J.J. Barea finished with 13 points off the bench.

Out: Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews

Read the full game recap here.

Play of the Week

The 19 year old Doncic wants the ball in his hands in the big moments and he didn’t disappoint at the end of the first half against the Utah Jazz. Up by nine points, Doncic went one-on-one with Joe Ingles for the biggest moment of the game.

Dallas would ride this momentum into the second half and beat the Jazz by 50 points.

Player of the Week

Harrison Barnes

You could make the argument for Luka Doncic for the third straight week, but as far as consistency goes, Harrison Barnes had an incredible week of basketball.

On a night when Doncic and Smith Jr. would combine for 8-of-23 shooting from the field, Barnes took the scoring load upon himself against Chicago and led the way. He would score 23 points and help edge out a Bulls team in Chicago with family in attendance.

The second game of the week was the 50-point demolishing of the Jazz in which Barnes was the Mavs leading scorer with 19 points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

His best performance of the week came against his former team and NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Barnes took on the main defensive assignment of guarding Kevin Durant and made some big defensive stops late in the fourth. He was also second on the team in scoring with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Barnes is just getting back to his groove after missing the first four games of the season. He has now scored 19 or more points in five of the last eight games.

Quote of the Week

“I can’t remember a better defensive performance by any Mavericks team in the last 11 years.” -Rick Carlisle

After the first few weeks of the season, the Mavericks ranked near the bottom in almost every defensive statistic. But over the past couple of weeks, Dallas has turned things around. After their 50-point rout of the Jazz on Wednesday, Carlisle praised their defense after the game. It was their third game in a row holding their opponent under 100 points with Utah scoring just 68 points on the night.

Moment of the Week

Seats for Soldiers

This was an easy one. In what is my favorite night of the year in the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks hosted their 14th annual Seats for Soldiers night. Season ticket holders surrounding the court give up their seats for over 100 wounded service members from San Antonio and other reserve troops in the Dallas area.

There was an energy in the building from the very start and the Mavs delivered a 50-point win. Many of the players and coaches stuck around after the game for pictures and autographs with the veterans.

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The 14th Annual Seats for Soldiers Night by Brad Townsend from the Dallas Morning News

“There were many goosebump moments on Wednesday night, as the Mavericks hosted their 14th annual Seats for Soldiers night at American Airlines Center.

For instance, during a late-first quarter timeout, when the crowd of 19,000 gave the 120 wounded soldiers who were seated court-side a standing ovation…”

Read the full story here.


Last Week: 3-0

Overall: 7-8

Looking Forward

11/19 Dallas @ Memphis

The Grizzlies, led by the Conley/Gasol duo once again, are coming off a win against the Timberwolves on Sunday.

11/21 Brooklyn @ Dallas

No Caris LeVert for the Nets, but Brooklyn will look to make things scrappy in the final game before Thanksgiving.

11/24 Boston @ Dallas

One of the deepest team in the league with Kyrie Irving at the helm, Dallas will once again have their work cut out for them on a Saturday night.

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Mavs will be without J. J. Barea when they play the Memphis Grizzlies tonight

MEMPHIS – The Dallas Mavericks will be without one of their key pieces Monday when they face the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. CT at FedEx Forum.

Guard J. J. Barea said he is not playing against the Grizzlies due to a strain left groin. Barea, however, said he’s hopeful of playing in Wednesday’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets.

“I strained my groin a little bit, but I’m moving right,” Barea said after Monday morning’s shootaround. “It’s just really sore.”

Coach Rick Carlisle said guard Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) will be a game-time decision, while center Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) is listed as questionable.

Barea’s injury occurred when the Mavs upended the two-time defensive NBA champion Golden State Warriors, 112-109, this past Saturday in Dallas.

“One of the drives in the fourth quarter when I jumped for the layup I pulled a little something,” Barea said. “It’s pretty sore right now, but it’s better than yesterday.

“We just decided to give it a couple more days and let’s go on Wednesday. But nothing serious – I feel good – so get ready to go on Wednesday.”

While Barea was explaining his injury to the media, forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was sitting nearby, chimed in and said to Barea: “You strained your hamstring first, and now your groin? What’s going on? Do we need to lift more or do we need to be in better condition?”

Barea laughed and said: “Don’t listen to him. But it’s not bad.”

As one of the key reserves off the bench for the Mavs, Barea is averaging 9.8 points in 18.8 minutes and leads the team with 5.6 assists per game. Rookie Jalen Brunson will likely receive more minutes against the Grizzlies in Barea’s absence.

“I think it’s going to be tough not having J. J.,” forward Harrison Barnes said. “He does a great job with our great unit.

“But that’ll be more minutes for J. B. to hopefully step up and be able to fill that gap for us.”

Had this been a playoff game against the Grizzlies, Barea noted that he likely would have played.

“I’m just being careful,” Barea said, “and making sure I’m ready to go on Wednesday.”

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Young among first-timers on HOF ballot

Former Rangers infielder Michael Young will be under consideration this winter for baseball immortality. Young is on the Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time in 2019. He finished his career as a seven-time All-Star who collected 2,375 hits.


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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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When I Am Well :: My Mental Health Journey

The Brain Performance Center
**This post has been sponsored by The Brain Performance Center to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** When I am well, I have healthy relationships. I have hardly any fights with my friends and family.  The arguments I do have are “fair” and I do not dwell on them. I interact […]

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Fall Fun With McDonald’s

**This post has been sponsored by McDonald’s of North Texas to bring you this Lunch Bunch experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** By the time the weekend rolls around, I’m always looking for something outside of our day to day routine everyone in my family can enjoy. Something seasonal, something fun, something cultural, just […]

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Lakehill Preparatory School :: A Place Where Every Child Can Thrive

Lakehill Prep
**This post has been sponsored by Lakehill Preparatory School to bring you this experience.** Kindergarten at Lakehill is a special time. It is a big and exciting time in a child’s life anywhere, but at Lakehill, it is extra special. The moment you walk through the doors, after stopping to shake the Headmaster’s hand, of […]

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Winning the Great Thanksgiving Food Debate One Bite at a Time

  It’s Thanksgiving and that means it’s almost time for Game Day. I’m not talking about the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers. This competition is much more fierce. That’s because this competition takes place every Thanksgiving in kitchens all across America. It’s part of the great debate on […]

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5 Thankful Traditions

thanksgiving traditions
I am so thankful! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holidays.  So many fun traditions from growing up, until now. Here are some ideas to start with your family (if you haven’t already)— YMCA Turkey Trot I started this tradition with my dad and my sister as she got older.  How amazing is it to […]

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