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Tune in Tonight for May 23
 05.22.20

ABC repeats the first two installments of the ESPN documentary miniseries “The Last Dance” (7 p.m. and 8 p.m., TV-14), recalling the drama of the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 season as the team attempted to win a sixth NBA title in the span of eight years. The series recalls how much Michael Jordan dominated coverage of the game and his place in society and pop culture, and profiles the supporting “cast” of players, including the durable Scottie Pippen, the “colorful” Dennis Rodman and coach Phil Jackson, whose description of the season gives the series its title.

Given the absence of live competition, “The Last Dance” has become more of an item for the sports pages than a mere television column.

  • The 2019 horror satire “Ready or Not” (7 p.m. Saturday, HBO) turns the Hallmark movie on its head. A pretty bride (Samara Weaving) marries into a wealthy family who appear to be living the dream.

Only this Cinderella discovers one weird catch: The family follows a tradition of hunting down one member of the wedding party with medieval weaponry. And she’s drawn the wrong card.

A critical hit that earned many times its modest budget, “Ready” was hailed as a horrific take on the wealthy at their worst.

With so many real examples of greed and inequality, why manufacture something so monumentally contrived?

The same could be said of “Snowpiercer.”

Other highlights

  • The voices of Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet and Louis C.K. animate the 2016 comedy “The Secret Life of Pets” (7 p.m., NBC, TV-PG).
  • A husband owns up to killing his pregnant wife and two children in the 2020 shocker “Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer” (7 p.m., Lifetime, TV-14).
  • A methodical writer falls for the surfer dude next door in the 2017 romance “Love at the Shore” (8 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G.

Cult choice

Does “Caddyshack” (7 p.m., IFC, TV-MA) explain everything? Many supporters of the current president feel that they supported a rebellious upstart like Rodney Dangerfield’s character, a rule-breaking shock to the system. His detractors believe that those same people have actually elected Ted Knight’s character, an entitled, country-club elitist, a bully and a cheat. Those who identify with Bill Murray’s character probably didn’t vote at all. The Chevy Chase demographic is probably up for grabs.


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Waco-area news briefs: May 23, 2020
 05.22.20

City of Waco operations will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

The Solid Waste offices, Cobbs Recycling Center and landfill will be closed Monday, and Monday’s trash and green carts will be picked up Wednesday.

The Waco-McLennan County Library curbside pickup will resume Tuesday. The Libraries remain closed because of COVID-19.

Waco Transit will also be closed, but Medicaid trips will run as scheduled.

The Water Office drive-thru windows will be closed, but customers can call 299-2489 for emergency water problems.

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and the trails at the Waco Mammoth National Monument will be open Monday with various restrictions. The Cameron Park Zoo remains closed, with a reopening slated for May 29.

Rental assistance

Tenants in McLennan County who are facing eviction may contact The Salvation Army regarding emergency rental assistance programs.

Landlords may also refer tenants. Upon completed application and approval, rental payments are made directly to landlords.

Memorial Day paper

The Waco Tribune-Herald will not publish a printed edition May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

The electronic replica edition will be available to all subscribers at wacotrib.com/eedition by 4 a.m. Monday.

Print publication will resume Tuesday.

Car show

Passionate Rides Car Club will have its annual Heart of Texas Super Show on Saturday at the city of Waco Hart-Patterson Track Complex, 501 S. 32nd St.

This event will feature car enthusiasts showing off what they have built, in addition to food, live music, merchandise vendors and activities for children.

Vet clinic

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a vet clinic from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westphalia Hall Pavilion on State Highway 320.

Dogs, cats and other small animals can be vaccinated for rabies, parvovirus and any other ailment they may have at a nominal cost.

Dr. Jared Ranly will provide the vet services.

For information, call 512-927-6581.

Church tailgate

Cogdell United Methodist Church is hosting a tailgate meeting at 6 p.m. each Sunday in the church parking lot, 1201 W. Highway 6.

Parking is specified. The meeting includes music and a message from the pastor.