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VARIDESK and J.J. Barea team up to renovate Puerto Rico Schools and donate desks, school supplies

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DALLAS and AGUADA, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2018 – VARIDESK® teamed up with Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, through his non-profit foundation, to help renovate four schools and bring much needed desks and schools supplies to Puerto Rico as students head back to school this week. For eight-year-old Hector Torres, who attends Juan Lino Santiago elementary school, it means he and his classmates get brand-new standing desks and a renovated, freshly painted basketball court.

Several months ago, VARIDESK, a company that provides active workspaces solutions – from height adjustable desks, to storage solutions, to moveable walls – acquired a company […]

2018-08-14T02:43:47-05:00 August 13th, 2018|Dallas Mavericks|

NBA on TNT piece on Luka Doncic and Dzanan Musa explores hoops culture in former Yugoslavia

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Over the weekend, NBA on TNT dropped an excellent video piece chronicling Luka Doncic and Dzanan Musa’s rise through the ranks of European basketball, as well as the extraordinarily high number of hoopers that come from the former Yugoslavia.

It’s a really interesting glimpse into the rookies’ lives. Specifically, we go to Madrid with Doncic as he and his mother reflect on moving from Slovenia to Spain in Luka’s adolescent years, and his rapid growth from basketball prospect to EuroLeague MVP and champion at the domestic, continental, and national team level. We also get a […]

2018-08-13T14:40:48-05:00 August 13th, 2018|Dallas Mavericks|

Analysis: Other than the mold and the rats, it’s a picture of health

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Mold on a computer wrist rest at the Austin State Hospital 636 building.
Obtained by The Texas Tribune

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You would think the agencies that handle health matters for the state would take care of health hazards in their own buildings.

We’re not talking about falling ceilings, droopy drywall or loose carpets, […]

2018-08-13T06:07:23-05:00 August 13th, 2018|State News|

“Harvey’s not over”: School’s about to start — but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers

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Darby Dugay, 17, sits in the bedroom of the FEMA mobile home where she and her family have lived since Hurricane Harvey flooded their home in Port Arthur.
Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribune

PORT ARTHUR—The mid-June clouds stark white and heavy with impending rain, Darby Dugay listened for the splatter of falling drops, noting that the foul weather might delay her basketball practice.

Nearly […]

2018-08-13T06:07:21-05:00 August 13th, 2018|State News|

Rangers’ bats quieted in finale vs. Yankees

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Martin Perez was able to hold his own against CC Sabathia for four innings on Sunday afternoon. Then it all changed in the fifth, when the Yankees scored five runs off Perez and went on to a 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees ended up taking three of four in the weekend series.

2018-08-13T06:07:25-05:00 August 12th, 2018|Texas Rangers MLB|