Assessing the Damage In the Morning Light. An enormous stretch of storms battered much of North Texas last night, leaving nearly 300,000 people in the dark at one point. A marina was blown apart at Lake Lewisville. A woman and a baby had to be rescued from their car in Denton County after flash flooding. A grocer in Little Elm suffered wind damage. Richardson issued an emergency edict to its residents to stop using water after power went out at some of its pumping stations. (It’s back online now.) Transformers blew in Uptown and downtown Fort Worth. The National Weather Service will have to confirm whether any tornadoes touched down, but the agency said yesterday that it was “likely.” Weatherford, Frisco, and McKinney ISDs are closed today due to power outages. Today will be sunny with a high of 64.
Mavs Top Sixers Behind Luka, Kyrie’s 82 Points. Luka Doncic put up 42 and Kyrie Irving contributed 40 in a 133-126 defeat of the Sixers. Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer’s take: “Recently, the 76ers have had zero answers when it comes to defending three-point shooters. While on the topic of shooters, Georges Niang is in a funk. And the Sixers need to do a better job of sustaining runs. Those three things stood out in the Sixers’ 133-126 setback to the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night at the American Airlines Center.” Always good when you can teach another team a lesson.
Dallas Teens Charged in Garland Murder. Police say two Dallas teens shot and killed 22-year-old Quincy Lee Branch in the 4600 block of Saturn Road a little after midnight on Feb. 5. Police found Branch’s body along with that of an unidentified 19-year-old man inside a car that had been set ablaze. The teenagers are 14 and 15 years old.