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Leading Off (6/7/24)

Rough start for your Dallas Mavericks.
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Celtics Cruise in Game 1. The Mavericks never seemed like they were at the level of their opponent in the first game of the Finals, which meant a single run that cut Boston’s lead to 8 and … little else. The performance has Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy daydreaming about the 1985 Finals, when the Celtics punked the Lakers 148-114. I didn’t feel this was that bad—a ton of missed open shots, too-little-too-late defensive scheming against a lights-out Kristaps Porzingis, Kyrie not being Kyrie—but the Mavs were certainly outclassed. Game 2 is Sunday at 7 p.m. The StrongSide crew will have more shortly. Also, the Globe has a very fun Dallas-datelined jaunt around our sports bars. Black Swan and St. Valentine’s Gabe Sanchez owns the kicker.

Councilmember Blackmon Wants Answers from Oncor. Paula Blackmon represents White Rock Lake and East Dallas on the City Council. Parts of her district were without power for about a week after the post-Memorial Day storms. She wants a detailed report from the utility provider, especially considering that Oncor allegedly was not sharing specific power outage locations with City Hall because of “privacy concerns.”

DART Board Members Questioned Over Travel Expenses. KERA says DART Board Member Michele Wong Krause was reimbursed for over $50,000 related to at least 18 trips between 2019 and 2023. She contends those were work-related. The board’s former policy was amended in March, and while Krause’s trips apparently did not violate that rule, another board member questions the full bill. Another member, Flora Hernandez, was reimbursed $2,000 for trips from her second home in Colorado back to Dallas to attend DART board meetings.

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