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  • Your Photos: Ice, Snow in North Texas Jan. 16Your Photos: Ice, Snow in North Texas Jan. 16

    NBC 5 viewers shared photos of ice and snow on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at iSee@nbcdfw.comPhoto Credit: Navarro County OEM

    NBC 5 / 34 min. ago
  • Icy Roads To The Southeast, But Winter Storm Misses The MetroplexIcy Roads To The Southeast, But Winter Storm Misses The Metroplex

    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – While the metroplex skirted getting layers of sleet and ice other parts of North Texas weren’t so lucky. In Corsicana freezing temperatures coupled with snow, ice and bitter winds caused a mess on the roadways. A section of Interstate-45, at Highway 31, has been shutdown because of icy conditions. A mix of sleet, ice and slush on the roadways has also caused a number of accidents, with vehicles crashing into each other or simply sliding off the roadway. John Gantts, with Navarro County Emergency Management, said, “The areas that you would expect – Interstate-45 – still lots of traffic on that, particularly a lot of 18-wheelers. In the ice we’ve had a number of them that have jackknifed or run off the road or had problems, so it’s been kind of a constant battle on I-45 to keep the highway open.” A lot of moisture fell in Kaufman County, south of the I-20 corridor, and made roadways treacherous. Daniel Armbruster with AAA stopped by CBS 11 News and talked about some ways to avoid a skid. In addition to keeping your speed lower and not making sudden starts and stops Armbruster said, “When you accelerate do so gradually. You want to make sure that if you are on the roadways and there is ice on the roadway that you’re not tailgating. And also make sure that your tire are in good condition and don’t use cruise control.” Roads are dry in Dallas, with only a few flakes falling before sunrise. CBS 11 News crews out across the city didn’t see any slick spots and that could be due to the fact that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) still has sand and brine trucks out coating roadways, especially bridges and overpasses, that could become slick. TxDOT spokesman Val Lopez said, “In bad weather… in winter weather we usually have crews coming north. TxDOT applies the crews to where they’re needed, when they’re needed.” The City of Dallas sent 35 sand trucks out to assess the streets, but have had no reports of trouble spots. More than snow and ice, commuters in the metroplex will have to deal with extreme cold and single-digit wind chills. There have been few school delays/cancellations and business closings so things are expected to pick up at DART stations across Dallas. Officials with DART say they took extra steps to make sure trains would run smoothly today. They called in extra staff, pretreated switchers — so they wouldn’t freeze – and also ran additional trains overnight, outfitted with ice chippers to clear any buildup on overhead power lines.

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  • TX Thunder Truck Surveys Winter WeatherTX Thunder Truck Surveys Winter Weather

    Watch video streaming live from NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck surveying winter weather in North Texas online at NBCDFW.com. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    NBC 5 / 2 h. 56 min. ago
  • Texas Connects Us: Sunshine Dry CleanersTexas Connects Us: Sunshine Dry Cleaners

    The Sunshine Dry cleaners, on Maple Avenue in Dallas, first opened it's doors nearly 77 years ago.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

    NBC 5 / 5 h. 28 min. ago
  • Police Chase Ends With Crash in DallasPolice Chase Ends With Crash in Dallas

    Texas State Troopers, Dallas sheriff's deputies and Dallas police investigated a major crash that happened after a police chase Monday.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Teacher Recounts Path to Legal Status Amid DACA UncertaintyTeacher Recounts Path to Legal Status Amid DACA Uncertainty

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  • Check Flight Status HereCheck Flight Status Here

    The winter storm moving across Texas could have an impact on flights on Tuesday. Track your flights online at nbcdfw.com.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

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  • Gophers assistant head coach Maurice Linguist leaves for Texas A&MGophers assistant head coach Maurice Linguist leaves for Texas A&M

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    Big News Network.com / 6 h. 16 min. ago
  • Perry-Murray putback lifts Grambling over Texas SouthernPerry-Murray putback lifts Grambling over Texas Southern

    Jason Perry-Murray scored 12 points with 12 rebounds, including a putback at the buzzer, lifting Grambling to a 79-78 win over Texas Southern on Monday night. Texas Southern had ta

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  • UConn Women Outlast Texas 75-71 In Wild GameUConn Women Outlast Texas 75-71 In Wild Game

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  • Red Cross Helping 20 People After Dallas Apartment FireRed Cross Helping 20 People After Dallas Apartment Fire

    The American Red Cross is now assisting 20 people after a large apartment fire in Dallas.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

    NBC 5 / 7 h. 21 min. ago
  • Many Districts Not Ready To Call Off School YetMany Districts Not Ready To Call Off School Yet

    NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – Your kids likely went to bed not knowing if they will have school on Tuesday. Many school districts are waiting until early Tuesday morning to make the decision. Fort Worth ISD has delayed school by two hours Tuesday morning. Buses will run on a two-hour delay. The district says it will decide Tuesday between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. whether the delay will stand or if cancellations are necessary. Dallas ISD has canceled outdoor practices and games for tomorrow. The district said it would make the call about classes by 6:00 a.m. The decision largely depends on if buses are able to operate safely or if electric service at schools is disrupted. 6:00 a.m. is when many schools say they’ll decide whether to cancel classes. Frisco ISD says officials will drive the roads at 4:30 a.m. to make a decision by 5:30 a.m. In Denton, parents told us they wished they had a little more notice about school cancellations. “It would be nice to know at night already but sometimes I get a little frustrated if they call it off without any ice,” said Denton dad Chris Leuschen. Grand Prairie is asking teachers to stay home Tuesday. Students already had the day off, but now the district is telling teachers to work from home.

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  • Workers In Demand As Unemployment Rate Remains LowWorkers In Demand As Unemployment Rate Remains Low

    Even as Amazon is looking for hire 2,500 people for a new fulfillment center in Coppell, other North Texas companies are going the extra mile to keep the workers they have, and find new ones.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

    NBC 5 / 7 h. 39 min. ago
  • North Texas Readies For Freezing PrecipitationNorth Texas Readies For Freezing Precipitation

    CORSICANA, Texas (CBS11) – It was a frigid night on Monday in Navarro County that only got colder as a winter weather front moved into North Texas. Rain began to pour down in Corsicana as the sun set on the town. The area is expected to be one of the hardest hit in North Texas. “It’s the roll of the dice on weather. Some days you get the good side, some days you get the bad side,” said John Gantt with the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management. Gantt said their focus is on the roads, specifically the fast-freezing bridges and overpasses. precipitation in Navarro County (CBS11) “The problem is we don’t have much practice. We don’t have slick streets that often with ice. So people don’t know how to drive on it,” said Gantt. Emergency crews realize the area presents challenges when it comes to winter precipitation.  “Pretty much it’s hard to get around the county without crossing a bridge somewhere,” said Gantt. Every school district in Navarro County made the decision to cancel classes on Tuesday. Navarro College also canceled classes. “He’s probably pretty excited,” said Chloe-Ana Dorris, a Corsicana resident.  Fearing ice and snow, Dorris and her son Carter stocked up at the grocery store. So did many others. “Crazy. We waited in line for quite a while,” said Dorris. Emergency crews expect the worst of the weather to arrive shortly after midnight. Extra crews are covering the area starting at 2:00 a.m.

    CBS Local / 8 h. 17 min. ago more
  • North Texas Readies For Freezing Precipitation - CBS DFWNorth Texas Readies For Freezing Precipitation - CBS DFW

    CBS DFWNorth Texas Readies For Freezing PrecipitationCBS DFWCORSICANA, Texas (CBS11) – It was a frigid night on Monday in Navarro County that only got colder as a winter weather front moved into North Texas. Rain began to pour down in Corsicana as the sun set on the town. The area is expected to be one of the ...and more »

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    FortWorthBusiness.com / 8 h. 33 min. ago
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    FortWorthBusiness.com / 8 h. 41 min. ago
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    DALLAS (AP) — Loved ones of a black man fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two law enforcement officers — one black and one white — who were ambushed and killed in the city 12 days later…

    FortWorthBusiness.com / 8 h. 56 min. ago
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    Big News Network.com / 9 h. 12 min. ago
  • I-Team: 70 Percent Of Deadly Hit-And-Runs In DFW Remain UnsolvedI-Team: 70 Percent Of Deadly Hit-And-Runs In DFW Remain Unsolved

    DALLAS (CBS11 I-TEAM) – On average, someone nearly every week in Dallas–Fort Worth is killed by a hit-and-run driver. The number of deadly hit-and-runs is on the rise in North Texas and the CBS 11 I-Team found the majority of these cases are going unsolved. According to state crash reports, in the past two years, 91 people were killed in DFW in a hit-and-run crash. In more than 70 percent of the cases, the drivers who left the scene of the fatal wreck was never caught. Jacob Waganer By the time 34-year-old Jacob Waganer’s body was found alongside Interstate 35 in Fort Worth in the early morning hours of April 2, 2016, the driver who struck him was nowhere to be found. Hours later, Waganer’s mother, Mary Moore, got a knock at her door. A police officer handed her a piece of paper with the phone number on it for her to call the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. Moore said she’ll never forget that call. “He gets on the phone and asks me who I am. I tell him I’m Jacob’s mother. He then tells me, ‘I’m sorry to have to tell you but earlier this morning your son was killed by a hit-and-run driver.” Moore then had to break the news to her eight year old granddaughter, Grace, that her father was gone. “It was horrible,” Moore recalled. “She didn’t know what to do with it, obvious, and I didn’t know what to do with it.” What Moore said she does know is her granddaughter deserves answers so, for the past 21 months, she has been trying to piece together what happened to her son. Moore said, to this day, she doesn’t know why her son was riding a bicycle along the side of the interstate at night, who hit him, and the reason the driver never stopped to check on her son. “I have people tell me that I need to get over it but if you knew how this felt, you wouldn’t ever say that to a person,” Moore said. At first, Moore said she believed the detectives assigned to the case worked hard to try to solve it but after investigators arrested a man that the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office said was the wrong man, Moore said she feels like detectives gave up on the case. “I’m not out for vengeance. That’s not going to help,” she said. “I just want to know how you could just drive away. How could you just drive away not knowing if that person could have been saved.” Waganer’s case is not the only hit and run fatality in DFW in the past two years that has gone unsolved. By looking at state crash reports and local law enforcement records, the CBS 11 I-Team found in the past two years, 65 fatal hit-and-run cases in DFW remain unsolved. That’s more than 70 percent of all deadly hit and runs. Why so many? In some cases, investigators have few clues to go on. For example, on August, 10, 2017, 21-year-old Braxton Brock was killed while riding his motorcycle by a hit and run driver. So far, all Plano police have to work with is a blurry photo of a white pickup truck. The case remains unsolved. white truck of interest in hit-and-run case In other cases, there’s not even that much for investigators to work with. On March 20, 2017, according to a Dallas County Sheriff’s report, the body of 68-year-old Christa Coleman, a grandmother from Waxahachie, was found on the shoulder of Interstate 20. The driver who hit and killed her is listed on the report as “unknown.” The section of the report for the driver’s vehicle make and model is blank. The crash report also notes there were no known witnesses. However, in other cases, there is evidence. Tia Jackson said investigators know exactly what happened when her 8-year-old daughter, Aja Hill, was hit out in front of her Fort Worth home while riding her scooter. A neighbor’s security camera on Barron Lane caught the suspect’s car on video. The Fort Worth Police Department tracked down the vehicle and seized it from the owner. A police spokesperson told the I-Team the department still has the car in the city’s auto impound, yet, nearly a year after Hill was killed, no arrest has been made in the case. The Fort Worth Police Department told the I-Team it needs proof of who was behind the wheel. Aja Hill Former Dallas Police traffic investigator Dudley Marchetti said this is one of the big challenges with solving hit and run cases. “We are looking for a driver. We are not looking for a car,” he explained. “In other words, we are not putting a car in jail.” In his 29 years with the Dallas Police Department, Marchetti worked thousands of fatal crashes. He said catching a hit and run driver can be difficult but added he believes that’s not the main reason so many of these cases remain unsolved. “It’s a lack of manpower,” he said. “You simply don’t have enough people.” The Dallas Police Department has nine detectives assigned to its vehicle crime unit. That unit worked on 153 deadly wrecks last year and every hit-and-run case in the city. While fatal crashes are given a higher priority, based on the total caseload, last year each detective averaged 1,600 cases. (Due to each victim being assigned a separate case, Dallas police notes the roughly 15,000 cases in 2017 comes from 10,500 incidents.) The Fort Worth Police Department has eleven detectives assigned to its traffic investigation unit. The unit worked 93 fatal accidents last year. Each Fort Worth detective is assigned roughly 900 to 1,000 cases a year. Marchetti said the heavy caseload placed on the traffic officers doesn’t surprise him. “It’s not a priority,” he said. Mary Moore said she knows answers in her son’s case won’t bring him back but said finding the answers should matter. “I just want it to matter,” she said. “He (Jacob) mattered and I want them to treat him like he mattered.” Anyone with information about a fatal hit-and-run case, can submit a tip to the North Texas Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS or by clicking here. CBSDFW.COM created a slide show of 65 unsolved hit-and-run cases.  Click here to view.  

    CBS Local / 9 h. 14 min. ago more
  • Two shot near Texas Wesleyan, another at Dollar General on Hemphill - Fort Worth Star TelegramTwo shot near Texas Wesleyan, another at Dollar General on Hemphill - Fort Worth Star Telegram

    Fort Worth Star TelegramTwo shot near Texas Wesleyan, another at Dollar General on HemphillFort Worth Star TelegramOne male and one female victim were driving near the intersection of Binkley St. and Avenue G when "they were shot by an unknown male," said officer Tracy Carter, a Fort Worth police spokesman. Police were called just after 6 p.m. to separate locations ...Fort Worth Police Investigate Woman's MurderNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthAuthorities identify man killed by Fort Worth police in raidBeaumont EnterpriseMan, woman shot in Fort WorthDallas Newsall 6 news articles »

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  • Two shot near Texas Wesleyan, another at Dollar General on HemphillTwo shot near Texas Wesleyan, another at Dollar General on Hemphill

    Two people were shot Monday evening while driving near Texas Wesleyan University. One male and one female victim were driving near the intersection of Binkley St. and Avenue G when … Click to Continue »

    Star-Telegram / 9 h. 54 min. ago
  • Dr. King’s Dream Alive In DallasDr. King’s Dream Alive In Dallas

    DALLAS (CBS11) – Nahela Morales knew she would stand out in the crowd that lined the north and south sides of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. She had wrapped her head and face in a traditional Islamic hijab scarf, designed in the style and colors of the U.S. flag. She brought her son to the annual parade that commemorates the life and legacy of American Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’m Mexican, but raised here. My son was born here. I’m a Muslim and a woman. I celebrate Dr. King, but it’s very disappointing. I would say it’s disgusting and shameful the times we are living today. I think Dr. King, along with Malcolm X and great leaders would be very disappointed,” Morales said while paying homage to the civil rights leader.   MLK Parade in Dallas (CBS11) The Dallas MLK Parade is part of three-day series of faith based and community activism events.  During the period, parade attendees assess the mission and goals of Dr. King’s historic work to eliminate U.S. sanctioned racial discrimination in public accommodations, voting and education. King led the civil protest campaigns against local laws that mandated “separate but equal” guidelines against African Americans.   But Morales and others were critical of President Donald Trump and his words and actions regarding race, illegal-immigration, and the fate of Confederate symbols.   “With our President, it makes it harder to think we aren’t segregated,” Lauren Bialas, visiting from Chicago said while touring Downtown Dallas. Nichele Helaire, a Cedar Hill Resident attending the parade, looked along the parade route, seeing racial and ethnic representatives in government leadership roles, top law enforcement officials and local business executives.  She brought her children to the event, and offered a different assessment of Dr. King’s legacy. “There are still challenges, but in order for me to have the possibilities for me, and the possibilities for my kids today, I say Dr. King made his mark,”

    CBS Local / 12 h. 36 min. ago more
  • Data breach: Have you eaten at one of these 11 Tarrant-area Jason's Deli locations?Data breach: Have you eaten at one of these 11 Tarrant-area Jason's Deli locations?

    Have you eaten at one of these 11 Tarrant County-area Jason's Deli locations? You may want to check your bank account. The chain of sandwich shops, based in Beaumont, believes … Click to Continue »

    Star-Telegram / 12 h. 50 min. ago
  • Teen Meets Nurses Who Helped Save Him 17 Years AgoTeen Meets Nurses Who Helped Save Him 17 Years Ago

    Caleb Johnson, of Utah, flew to McKinney Sunday to meet the medical team who treated him 17 years ago at Medical City McKinney.Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

    NBC 5 / 12 h. 57 min. ago
  • Governor Orders Increased Readiness Of State Ops Center For Severe WeatherGovernor Orders Increased Readiness Of State Ops Center For Severe Weather

    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center to elevate its readiness level from Level 4 (Normal Conditions) to Level 3 (Increased Readiness) at 8:00 p.m. Monday as winter weather and cold temperatures are expected to impact much of the state during the next few days, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office. Additionally, Governor Abbott has made available any state resources needed to assist in dealing with the potential impacts of this winter weather system. Governor Abbott encourages Texans to monitor changing weather conditions and heed warnings from local officials. “The winter weather system sweeping across our state will bring low temperatures and freezing precipitation to many communities, which could create life-threatening situations,” said Governor Abbott. “I urge all Texans to exercise extreme caution in these hazardous conditions. Additionally, the State of Texas will provide any and all state resources necessary to help protect our residents during this weather event.” The Texas Emergency Management Council agencies reporting to the SOC tonight include: Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Department of Transportation Texas A&M Forest Service Texas Military Department Texas Department of State Health Services Texas Public Utility Commission Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Red Cross/Salvation Army) According to current forecasts, many parts of Texas are expected to experience wintery precipitation this week, including light snow accumulations, freezing rain, and icy conditions. Texans are urged to follow these winter weather safety tips: Monitor local weather broadcasts and follow up-to-the-minute weather conditions If possible, avoid unnecessary travel when sleet, freezing rain or snow is predicted If you must travel, allow extra time to reach your destination. Monitor road conditions by visiting http://www.drivetexas.org or by calling 1-800-452-9292. On icy roads, drive slowly, increase distance required for stopping, and avoid using cruise control. Watch for downed trees and power lines across roads. If power is out, treat all intersections as four-way stops. Insulate outside faucets and pipes near outer walls. Make sure that furnaces, heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves are clean, well-ventilated and in good working condition. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, NEVER operate generators and other fuel-powered devices inside a home or an enclosed space, such as a garage. The deadly odorless, colorless gas is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned, with sources including motor vehicle engines, generators and fuel-burning appliances or heating systems. Consider installing a carbon monoxide detector. Make arrangements for proper shelter and an emergency supply of food and water for your pets and livestock. Stock up on firewood and supplies, including canned goods and bottled water. If you will be away from home for a long period of time, set your thermostat to 55 degrees or higher and open cabinets under sinks. Make sure you have inclement weather contact numbers for schools and work. Check on friends and family members whose health or age may put them at greater risk from cold weather. Sign up for your local emergency notification system. During the winter season, residents can contact 2-1-1 Texas, the state’s free 24-hour helpline, to check on possible community-established warming centers or related services in their area. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 for community resources. Click here for additional winter weather safety tips.

    CBS Local / 13 h. 14 min. ago more
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  • Fort Worth Police Investigate Woman's MurderFort Worth Police Investigate Woman's Murder

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  • Big rig driver escapes harm in chicken-fried wreck in TexasBig rig driver escapes harm in chicken-fried wreck in Texas

    SALADO, Texas (AP) — The driver of an 18-wheeler has escaped injury in a chicken-fried wreck in Central Texas.

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  • DFW left largely unscathed by winter storm, some schools delayedDFW left largely unscathed by winter storm, some schools delayed

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    Star-Telegram / 14 h. 22 min. ago
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  • Flu Clinics Hit The Road To Reach The NeedyFlu Clinics Hit The Road To Reach The Needy

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    Star-Telegram / 15 h. 15 min. ago
  • North Texan Recalls Harrowing ‘Miracle On The Hudson’North Texan Recalls Harrowing ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

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  • 'He did not deserve that': Woman shot in face in home invasion speaks from hospital - Fort Worth Star Telegram'He did not deserve that': Woman shot in face in home invasion speaks from hospital - Fort Worth Star Telegram

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  • ‘I May Not Look Like Dr. King, But I Believe Like Dr. King’‘I May Not Look Like Dr. King, But I Believe Like Dr. King’

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  • Parades in Dallas, Fort Worth honor Dr. MartinaParades in Dallas, Fort Worth honor Dr. Martina

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  • 1 Man Dead & 2 Teenagers Injured In Shooting At Garland Home1 Man Dead & 2 Teenagers Injured In Shooting At Garland Home

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  • Trump Defends Himself Anew Against Charges That He Is RacistTrump Defends Himself Anew Against Charges That He Is Racist

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Durbin said the remarks were “vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content.” He said Trump used the most vulgar term “more than once.” Trump commented as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president’s long-sought border wall. Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who’d fled to the U.S. after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly describe the discussion. When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied, “We don’t need more Haitians.'” “He said, ‘Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country. Why don’t we get more people from Norway?'” Durbin said. Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who also attended the meeting, initially said in a statement Friday that they “do not recall the president saying these comments specifically.” On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators’ descriptions of the remarks. Perdue described as a “gross misrepresentation” reports that Trump used the vulgarity. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were mistaken in indicating that was the case. Graham also attended the meeting. “I am telling you that he did not use that word. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation,” Perdue said on ABC’s “This Week.” Cotton told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he “didn’t hear” the word used — “and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was.” Trump insisted in a tweet on Friday that he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems.” Trump wrote, “I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!” Trump has defended himself against accusations of being a racist on numerous occasions, including during his insistence that President Barack Obama was not American-born and after he opened his presidential campaign in 2015 by describing Mexicans as rapists and drug peddlers. Word of Trump’s comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Trump announced last year that he will end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, unless lawmakers come up with a solution by March. The program shielded these immigrants, often referred to as “Dreamers,” from deportation and granted them permits to work. Trump tweeted earlier Sunday that the program is “probably dead” and blamed Democrats. He elaborated on the way to dinner Sunday night with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., saying Democrats “don’t want to help the DACA people.” Some Democrats have threatened to vote against legislation to extend government funding, which expires on Friday, unless protections for the Dreamers are included. “Honestly I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal,” Trump said. “I think they talk about DACA, but they don’t want to help the DACA people.” Trump said Democrats aren’t for securing the border or stopping the flow of drugs, but are for taking money away from the military. “We have a lot of sticking points but they’re all Democrat sticking points,” he said. “We are ready, willing and able to make a deal, but they don’t want to.” (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Continue reading More winter weather possible in North Texas on MondayContinue reading More winter weather possible in North Texas on Monday

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  • Their north Arlington meth-lab exploded, police say — with an infant insideTheir north Arlington meth-lab exploded, police say — with an infant inside

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  • Sure, ita s cold. But therea s new gelato in townSure, ita s cold. But therea s new gelato in town

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  • Authorities ID Fort Worth man killed by SWAT during drug raid; suspect arrestedAuthorities ID Fort Worth man killed by SWAT during drug raid; suspect arrested

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  • Tax hit possible as Fort Worth struggles to shore up pensionTax hit possible as Fort Worth struggles to shore up pension

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  • Tarrant County's 10 Most Wanted Criminals, January 10Tarrant County's 10 Most Wanted Criminals, January 10

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  • Two shot, one dead at Fort Worth home early Friday - Fort Worth Star TelegramTwo shot, one dead at Fort Worth home early Friday - Fort Worth Star Telegram

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  • Fort Worth man killed after trying to intervene in Save A Lot store robberyFort Worth man killed after trying to intervene in Save A Lot store robbery

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  • On Tap in Fort Worth: Bru City and Upcoming Beer EventsOn Tap in Fort Worth: Bru City and Upcoming Beer Events

    I’m calling it. Channeling my inner Janet Yellen, I’m predicting that 2018 will be another great year for craft beer. The McApplebees of this country are good predictors of trends to come. When Chili’s Grill & Bar put Rahr brews on tap several years ago, it was a game changer, to say the least. Now bombers and sixers of craft beer are encroaching on other mainstays of American life. Enter: Bru City, a harbinger of what the future of craft beer is looking like. With a cohabiting barbecue restaurant, several fridges stocked with beer, aisles of bombers, and a tapwall serving 60 draught beers, you can live like a drunken viking at this Euless gas station. On a recent visit, a small but lively crowd encircled the bar space. The bartender that night was quick and courteous. The “gas-tropub” is worth checking out. To help kick off 2018, here’s a roundup of upcoming beer-related events. January 13: Rockin’ at Rahr January 15: Panther Island Gets Dirty January 16: Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour January 17: Martin House Paintbrush and Pint Night January 20: Danni & Kris at HopFusion Ale Works January 25: Steve Helms Band video premiere at Legal Draft January 26: Taproom Trivia Happy Hour January 31: Wild Acre Pint Night at The Bearded Lady February 1: Art + Collective featuring Jeff Skele February 16: Bourbon Barrel Beer Night at World of Beer On tap for next week is an article about declining beer production and consumption in the United States. Yes, you read that correctly.   The post On Tap in Fort Worth: Bru City and Upcoming Beer Events appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.

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  • Toast & Jam with Betsy PriceToast & Jam with Betsy Price

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  • Top 5 Shows 1/11-1/13; “A Gallagher Show Is Included!” EditionTop 5 Shows 1/11-1/13; “A Gallagher Show Is Included!” Edition

    1) Thursday night, veteran songwriter Todd Snider brings his wryly scathing sense of detail and wordplay to the Kessler Theater (1230 W Davis, Dallas) on Thursday night. Chicago-bred but otherwise itinerant country artist Rorey Carroll and Dallas-based folk rocker Kristy Kruger open the show, which starts at 8pm. Get tickets here. Here’s my favorite Todd Snider song, “Conservative, Christian, Right Wing, Republican, Straight, White, American, Male” in video-of-live-performance form:   2) Also on Thursday: A Ronnie Heart DJ set at MASS (1002 S Main), with a performance from experimental electronic duo, Vogue Machine. Get weird and dance, folks. Cover is probably $5, plus or minus a few dollars, and it’s 21 and up. Here’s a Vogue Machine video: 3) Friday night at Lola’s (2736 6th St): garage rock band Mean Motor Scooter headlines an otherwise punk-oriented show. Cover is $5, doors are at 8, show starts at 9, and it’s 21 and up unless a legal guardian accompanies the minor wishing to see this concert. There are other bands, too: You Vandal is a pop punk band from Gainesville, FL, which is also home to long-running ska punk band Less Than Jake. If You Vandal covered LTJ’s “Jen Doesn’t Like Me Anymore,” I would smile. They play in the 11pm spot, preceded by Despero, who are from Austin and include Good Riddance in their influences; and Dead Words, who start the night off with punk songs about Star Wars and other silly shit. With the exception of MMS, these bands seem to be amenable to the Warp Tour lineups of the festivals first few years, which should appeal to people like me who graduated high school between 1994 and 2000. Here’s a Dead Words video where they’re dressed like the Ghostbusters: 4) Go to Dallas on Saturday if you want to watch some dudes make cool noises on illuminated, knob-studded, electronic machinery – Armoury D.E. (2714 Elm) has a King Camel Locked and Loaded show headlined by Cygnus, with Timothy Punktronica and Squanto filling the 10pm and 9pm slots. The show is 21 and up and free. Cygnus is dope: 5) Holy shit, Gallagher is at Gas Monkey Live(10110 Technology Blvd, Dallas) on Saturday (get tickets here). Seems like he’s been doing his smashing watermelons bit forever, but apparently he’s only been at it for 40 years. Seeing as how he’s booked at a big place like GML, I’d gather that I’m not the only one who fondly remembers his comedy specials on VH1. I hear he’s kind of a cranky conservative crank these days, but the Wikipedia entry about his life and career is sort of interesting, especially the part where he sues his own brother. Anyway, here’s a Gallagher bit from a million years ago about the English language that still makes me laugh: FULL DISCLOSURE/WRITER BIO ALERT: per editorial suggestion, in addition to writing about music and other shit for the FW Weekly, I am an investor in a venue/bar called Main at Southside, colloquially known as MASS. I also bartend at the Boiled Owl Tavern, a bar that also hosts shows a few times a month, as well as Off the Record, which hosts DJ events, some of which I play records at. And, since we’re on the subject of warning you against what may be perceived as my own icky, unseemly self-promotion and/or conflicts of interest, I have played bass in the following bands for various stretches of time: Oil Boom, Son of Stan, Vorvon, Epic Ruins, Kevin Aldridge and the Appraisers, and Darth Vato. Sometimes I talk about one or more of those entities in this space, but I assure you that it has very little to do with my own vested interests or ego-riffic lapses of nostalgia; it just happens that the aforementioned venues and bands are or have been part of the Fort Worth music scene, and this music scene is something I care very passionately about, having participated in it since 2002. Peace, love, and crabs. The post Top 5 Shows 1/11-1/13; “A Gallagher Show Is Included!” Edition appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.

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  • Sports Rush: Museum of DreamsSports Rush: Museum of Dreams

    I had a dream the other night and it inspired me to write this column. This dream intrudes on my sleep cycle every so often in various forms, and it involves the idea that the Rangers have scheduled a game back at old Arlington Stadium and I am going. Usually in this dream, I am just a fan at the game, navigating narrow concourses and acres of bleacher seats. Sometimes I am working, trying to remember where the press box entrance is. I have no idea why I have this dream (crowd-sourced psychoanalysis welcomed), but I do know I had a lot of fond memories of going there as a kid and watching Major League Baseball. Of course, the team won’t be scheduling a throwback event at the old stadium because they tore it down when they built a new facility. The Rangers are about to construct their third ballpark, but this time the (tentative) plan involves repurposing the former home rather than demolishing it. If they’re going to trade on nostalgia, they should go all in and bring back one of Globe Life Park in Arlington’s former features. They should have a baseball museum. The current facility would be a great place to house such a thing. How do we know? It already did. When the place opened in 1994, the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum occupied a storefront facing Randol Mill on the ballpark’s south side. The downstairs portion housed exhibits on the game’s great players, its equipment, its uniforms, broadcasting and more. The displays included artifacts on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York – not a small thing for a museum to possess. The second floor told the story of the Texas Rangers and baseball in North Texas. On the third floor, one found interactive areas geared toward young people. If you loved baseball, you couldn’t help but find the museum absorbing. Objects owned by Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb stood on view alongside videos of Nolan Ryan no-hitters and Mantle/Maris/McGwire/Sosa/Bonds home run chases. If one re-opened such a museum, it would become a must-see for hard-core baseball fans. But the longtime fans aren’t why the museum should come back. The biggest reason is the need to create the next generation of such people. Those of us who fell for the game at a young age developed a curiosity about it and began to take the deeper dives into its rich heritage. For me, books on the game and stories from my father got me fascinated with the game’s colorful past. That depth of engagement ensured I would want to continue to interact with the game into the present day, and attend games in any ballpark available. Before the museum closed after the 2009 season, every school group that toured the ballpark visited it. Schools could justifiably consider it an educational experience and thousands of children had a chance to realize how much there is to the national pastime. The Rangers need baseball fans. This is a football state, and sports like basketball, ice hockey, soccer, and many others compete for allegiance. No sport has a history as storied as baseball’s. The Rangers should use it to their advantage. Of course, you’d want to update the presentation, and have a plan for continuing to do so. When you’re competing for loyalty with e-sports and cellphones, the technological setup has to resonate. One issue the previous incarnation had was lack of commitment to keeping the exhibits fresh. As a Rangers employee, it took me years to find the money just to update a few videos so kids wouldn’t think Roger Maris still held the home run record or Oddibe McDowell was the only Ranger to hit for the cycle. Would a new museum work from a business standpoint? According to museum personnel I talked to before the front office repurposed the space, it was still profitable to the end. The way it made a lot of its money was through events (including my sister’s wedding reception), but the Rangers thought they could make more profit by taking out exhibits and creating a more open floor pattern. The current Rangers Hall of Fame is the result. Between the new ballpark and whatever is left at the old one, though, the team will have plenty of event space to rent. They could easily retain plenty of short-term profits from parties and corporate functions while also investing in cultivating the long-term fan base. And you could still host the right kinds of happenings at the museum, like the Batty at the Ballpark Halloween event pictured in this post’s featured photo. Note the baseball displays behind my niece‘s cool balloon/flower headdress. If you want kids to have big league dreams (sometimes literally), you have to help them envision such things. A shrine to baseball would put them in the right frame of mind.   The post Sports Rush: Museum of Dreams appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.

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  • Khanh’s ConKhanh’s Con

    Khanh’s Vietnamese Restaurant 6901 McCart Av, Ste 200, FW. 817-720-3200.11am-9pm Sun,10am-9pm, Mon–Thu, 10am-10pm Fri–Sat. All credit cards accepted. Khanh’s Vietnamese Restaurant is nestled in the center of a rather unremarkable strip mall on McCart Avenue, which puts it one of two categories: hidden gem or just another place to eat. Opened by Chef Khanh Dang just a few months ago, his namesake restaurant didn’t outwardly telegraph any particularly exceptional qualities beyond its relative newness. The mall’s other occupants –– a burrito truck, insurance office, and donut shop –– didn’t inspire the same kind of confidence as, say, a few other Asian restaurants sharing the space might have. The transitive law of Asian strip mall eateries suggests that clusters are better, and just one is usually a harbinger of bad news. Inside, Khanh’s defied expectation immediately with its interesting hodgepodge of design styles. Modern gray painted accent walls, folksy woodcarvings, and a Rockwellian Christmas tree made for a cluttered yet cozy dining room. This flair for the eclectic was further reflected in the kitchen’s diverse and extensive menu. In addition to staples like egg rolls and stir-fry, Khanh’s serves a variety of more authentic fare, ranging from shrimp porridge and buttered fried frog legs to lotus rootlets and mung bean shakes. Scouring more than 100 dishes spread across four pages felt like starting a Dostoevsky novel. However, the waitstaff was friendly and patient, so it’s worth taking your time to fully absorb the wide range of possibilities. My guest and I started with an order of the spring rolls, which, while generously portioned, were mildly disappointing in their meat-to-veggie ratio. A sea of bean sprouts competed with a mound of cellophane noodles to drown out the flavors of a thin slice of pork and two large shrimp. On the plus side, the accompanying bowl of peanut sauce struck a delectably harmonious balance between sweet and salty, and the light appetizer was just the right size to tide us over before the main course.  The combination of seafood, vegetables, and noodles was much more balanced on the lo mein plate. Shrimp, crab, and a medley of vegetables topped a tangled heap of deliciously greasy noodles. Though Khanh’s markets itself as “healthy and delicious Vietnamese food,” this glistening platter should come with a defibrillator. Still, it was sumptuous. The carrots and celery were especially tasty, retaining a juicy snap that contrasted nicely with the tender chunks of crab. The standout of the meal was the bánh canh tôm cua, shrimp and crab soup. The giant bowl, already overflowing with ingredients, arrived with a plate of jalapeños, bean sprouts, and lime wedges on the side. The broth was salty but not overpowering and infused the thick, chewy rice noodles with savory flavor that complemented heaps of buttery shrimp and sweet morsels of crab. Finally, a dusting of cilantro and onion polished off a dynamic combination of tastes and textures that made slurping down the entire bowl totally worth the ensuing food coma. Diners who prefer their protein more ambulatory can also try the chicken or meatball soups. We finished off the meal by sharing a carrot milkshake. Though the fluffy orange concoction can be served with tapioca pearls, we decided to let the veggie dessert stand alone to better taste it. The drink looked like a liquefied creamsicle, and its vanilla ice cream base was actually the strongest flavor. Tiny shreds of frozen carrot added an icy crunch and distinctive aftertaste that, thankfully, tasted less bizarre than it sounds. Khanh’s may not be located in a hip new development or be part of a trendy chain, but, despite its being a lone soldier in an otherwise bland locale, the place was definitely a gem. The post Khanh’s Con appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.

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  • Film ShortsFilm Shorts

    OPENING Acts of Violence (R) This action-thriller stars Ashton Holmes as an ex-military man who teams up with a detective (Bruce Willis) after his fiancée is kidnapped by sex traffickers. Also with Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Melissa Bolona, Sean Brosnan, Mike Epps, and Sophia Bush. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Ballad of Lefty Brown (R) Bill Pullman stars in this Western as a gunslinger who seeks revenge when his friend (Peter Fonda) is murdered. Also with Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Jim Caviezel, and Kathy Baker. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills) The Commuter (PG-13) Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as a train passenger forced to participate in criminal acts during his trip home. Also with Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Florence Pugh, Roland Møller, and Sam Neill. (Opens Friday) Condorito: The Movie (PG) This Chilean animated film based on a popular comic book is about a talking condor (voiced by Omar Chaparro) who must save the world from an alien invasion. Additional voices by Jessica Cediel, Cristián de la Fuente, Jey Mammon, and Coco Legrand. (Opens Friday in Grand Prairie) Jai Simha (NR) K.S. Ravikumar’s Indian thriller stars Nandamuri Balakrishna. Also with Nayanthara, Haripriya, Prakash Raj, Natasha Doshi, and Ravi Prakash. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills) 1987: When the Day Comes (NR) Jang Joon-hwan’s thriller about a college student’s death by police torture that leads the South Korean people to rebel against their government and install a democracy. Starring Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon, and Oh Dal-su. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills) Paddington 2 (PG) The continuing adventures of the CGI bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw), who tries to recover a stolen gift for his aunt’s 100th birthday. Also with Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Marie-France Alvarez, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Conti, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Grant. (Opens Friday) Parchi (NR) Azfal Jafri’s Pakistani action-comedy about a group of friends who get in trouble with mobsters when one of them owes money. Starring Hareem Farooq, Faizan Sheikh, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Usman Mukhtar, and Mojiz Hassan. (Opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills) Phantom Thread (R) The latest film by Paul Thomas Anderson stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an English high-end dressmaker whose new wife (Vicky Krieps) chafes at his tyrannical ways. Also with Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Brian Gleeson. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Proud Mary (R) Taraji P. Henson stars as a contract killer who reconsiders her life when she meets a small child (Jahi D’Allo Winston) as the result of a hit gone wrong. Also with Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, Margaret Avery, Billy Brown, and Danny Glover. (Opens Friday) NOW PLAYING Agnyaathavaasi (NR) Kawan Palyan stars in this Indian thriller as a corporate heir who works undercover for his family’s firm to solve his father’s murder. Also with Keerthi Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Boman Irani, Aadhi Pinisetty, Kushboo, Venkatesh, and Anirudh Ravichander. All the Money in the World (R) They successfully excised Kevin Spacey from this movie, but it has issues well beyond recasting his part. This drama about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) stars Michelle Williams as the teenager’s mother, who must team up with an ex-CIA spy in Getty’s employ (Mark Wahlberg) to recover him after the boy’s billionaire grandfather (now played by Plummer’s real-life grandfather, Christopher Plummer) announces he won’t pay the ransom. It’s a tribute to the actors that you’d never guess so many scenes were reshot under a tight schedule, but director Ridley Scott indulges in puzzling flashbacks as well as portentous asides about the nature of extreme wealth, and just takes forever to get to the point. Also with Romain Duris, Marco Leonardi, Andrew Buchan, and Timothy Hutton.  Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (NR) Ha Jung-woo stars in this Korean fantasy film as a fireman who dies in the line of duty and is guided through the afterlife towards reincarnation. Also with Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hun, Kim Hyang-gi, Lee Jung-jae, Do Kyung-soo, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Ha-neul, and Oh Dal-su.  Coco (PG) Pixar finds new life in its first musical. This Mexican-set animated film is about a 12-year-old boy (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who becomes trapped in the land of the dead on Día de los Muertos and has to get a blessing from a great musician ancestor (voiced by Benjamin Bratt) to return to the world of the living. Like 2014’s The Book of Life, this movie depicts the afterlife as a lit-up version of Mexico City, with the houses stacked on the steep sides of the surrounding mountains, but this film expands on the earlier work with some breathtaking visuals, including a bridge to the afterlife that’s a giant structure made of glowing marigold petals. The adult actors, not known as singers, make a good fist of the music, but Gonzalez steals away the show with his renditions of “The World Es Mi Familia” and “Proud Corazón.” Immersed in the culture of Mexico, this is a unique Pixar triumph. Additional voices by Gael García Bernal, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Alanna Ubach, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Gabriel Iglesias, and John Ratzenberger. Darkest Hour (PG-13) Faint praise: This is the best movie about Winston Churchill ever made. I’m afraid this World War II drama doesn’t deserve any more than that. Gary Oldman plays the British politician, a brilliant failure until he’s handed the prime minister’s office at a time when other people don’t want the job. He then has to decide whether to have Britain fight on alone against the Nazis or salvage an army trapped at Dunkirk by suing for peace. Oldman is being widely touted for the Oscar here, and while his depiction of Churchill’s grave self-doubts is good enough, he isn’t surprising in any way. Neither is the typically dull direction by Joe Wright (Atonement), and there’s a fabricated scene with Churchill on a train that’s so fake it would take down a much better movie than this. Also with Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, David Bamber, and David Strathairn. The Disaster Artist (R) James Franco finds the role he was born to play in Tommy Wiseau, the real-life director and star of the legendarily bad 2003 film The Room, in this daffy, loving account of the making of that camp classic. Dave Franco portrays Greg Sestero, a painfully inhibited actor who befriends Tommy, moves with him to L.A., co-stars in The Room, and bears witness to Tommy’s madness on set. The actors portraying the cast members of The Room (including Ari Graynor, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, and Jacki Weaver) clearly have a blast re-enacting the original movie’s nonsensical scenes, but this film turns on the unlikely friendship between Tommy and Greg. Dave makes an excellent straight man to his brother, who duplicates Wiseau’s indecipherable accent and mannerisms and also projects the torment of a man puzzled by the world’s inability to understand him. It all makes for a charming buddy comedy that will appeal even to people who’ve never heard of The Room. Also with Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Paul Scheer, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Hannibal Buress, Charlyne Yi, Randall Park, Zoey Deutch, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, and uncredited cameos by Judd Apatow, Zach Braff, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bryan Cranston, and Greg Sestero. Downsizing (R) Alexander Payne’s most frustrating film takes place in a near future when middle-class people have the option of shrinking themselves down to five inches tall so that they can live like rich people in their miniaturized state. Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor come up with myriad interesting ideas from this (satirizing economic inequality, consumerism, the refugee crisis, and mid-life crisis stories), but they keep bouncing from one thought to another without ever following through. Matt Damon stars as a Nebraska native who goes through the process, but he’s trapped in what turns out to be yet another story where the white guy learns that there’s injustice in the world and decides to help benighted people of color out of it. This movie winds up looking smaller than any of its characters. Also with Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, James Van Der Beek, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern, Margo Martindale, Niecy Nash, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier, and Kristen Wiig.  Father Figures (R) Why did they bother with this? Why did Owen Wilson and Ed Helms bother showing up for this limp comedy about two brothers who go on a road trip to find their biological father, when they contribute nothing of note to the proceedings? Why did a supporting cast full of Oscar winners and nominees think this would be a good idea? Why did the filmmakers wind this up with such a wet firecracker of a revelation for the ending? Why did I bother showing up to the theater to watch this? Also with Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Katt Williams, Katie Aselton, and June Squibb.  Ferdinand (PG) Munro Leaf’s children’s book deserved better than this flavorless animated film about a massive Spanish bull (voiced by John Cena) who doesn’t want to fight but, because of mistaken identity, gets thrown in with other bulls destined for the ring. The animal characters are cute, but the script can’t make Ferdinand’s pacifism into something funny or dramatically meaningful. The jokes don’t work, either, and Cena (who can be terribly funny when he’s allowed to cut loose) is hamstrung by the PG rating. Your kids will find this watchable, but you won’t find it any more than that. Additional voices by Bobby Cannavale, Lily Day, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Raúl Esparza, Juanes, and Peyton Manning. The Greatest Showman (PG) Much like its subject, a thoroughgoing fraud. Hugh Jackman stars in this musical biography of P.T. Barnum as he founds a circus in Manhattan. The film relentlessly whitewashes Barnum, presenting him as an enlightened soul who puts performers of color on stage and wants to transport his audiences to a better world for a while. In reality, the historical Barnum was a crook who paraded his racial “grotesques” for white audiences to gawk at. Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) don’t come up with a single good song, and first-time director Michael Gracey strains mightily but can’t get any of these musical numbers to take flight. It’s a particularly bad time to glorify a big-talking con artist willing to racially exploit his performers for his customers’ money. Also with Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seeley, Keala Settle, Sam Humphrey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Rebecca Ferguson. Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13) I think I’ve had it with all these PG-13-rated horror franchises with mythologies that are even more involved than the Star Wars saga. The knotty story arcs are just cover for the fact that these films don’t have anything to offer other than the same old jump scares. Lin Shaye plays the parapsychologist from the earlier movies, who has to go back to her own childhood home to exorcise the same evil spirits that she saw growing up. This leads to some family soap opera that’s way more watery than lathery. It’s almost enough to make you wish for a 77th movie with Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees slashing up almost naked teenagers. Also with Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, and Bruce Davison.  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) For better and worse, this feels like it was made in 1993. The sequel to the 24-year-old adventure film finds that the titular board game has morphed into a video game, which is then found in the present day by four bored teenagers who promptly get transformed into their game avatars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan) and sucked into the game’s world. The action sequences are fair and the movie only becomes unwatchable once it stops for these characters to work out their high-school issues. The little kids will be reasonably diverted for a couple of hours, but the main audience for this figures to be their parents nostalgic for the ’90s. Now when do we get the remake of Zathura? Also with Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and an uncredited Colin Hanks.  Lady Bird (PG) Saoirse Ronan blows through this teen flick with gale force as a fiercely independent Catholic school girl who nicknames herself “Lady Bird.” In her solo filmmaking debut, Greta Gerwig creates a great character and observes well the details of Catholic school and the pressures of growing up in a financially strapped family. The film probably could have used a somewhat stronger story, as the difficult relationship between Lady Bird and her well-intentioned but mystified mom (Laurie Metcalf) doesn’t come to enough of a point. Still, it’s worth it just to see Ronan react to a breakup by tearfully singing along to “Crash Into Me,” or running down the street after her first kiss and screaming with joy. This may not be among the greatest teen films, but Ronan makes it enthralling at all times. Also with Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Tracy Letts, Odeya Rush, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. Molly’s Game (R) Almost exactly what you’d expect from Aaron Sorkin’s directing debut: torrents of dialogue, wisecracks, references to science and high culture, not a whole lot happening. The only difference from Sorkin’s other scripts is that this is about a woman, specifically Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), the real-life skiing champion who converted herself into the runner of extralegal high-stakes poker games in L.A. and New York that were frequented by movie stars, royalty, and Russian mobsters. For a movie about someone who turns to drugs so she can manage the raging male egos at her poker table, this thing feels curiously low-energy, because Sorkin has little visual flair as a director. Everything here seems to be on auto-pilot, even Chastain’s performance. Terrific writer though Sorkin is, this only shows that he needs someone else behind the camera. Also with Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, Jeremy Strong, Brian d’Arcy James, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, J.C. MacKenzie, Samantha Isler, Justin Kirk, and Kevin Costner.  Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13) Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s mystery novel starts like gangbusters before fading. The director portrays the great detective, trying to solve the murder of a passenger (Johnny Depp) in a luxury train that’s stuck in the snow in the middle of nowhere. Branagh dexterously plays the detective’s borderline anal retentiveness and love of dainty French pastries for comedy, but the movie still misses the fussy, unshowy Poirot from Christie’s novels, and it botches the ending, too. Still, the director comes up with some good flourishes, Michael Green’s script neatly turns around some of the book’s offensive racial stereotyping, and the acting honors get stolen away by Michelle Pfeiffer as a randy American widow hiding some iron determination underneath. Also with Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Josh Gad, Olivia Colman, Marwan Kenzari, Derek Jacobi, and Penélope Cruz. Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13) I’d much rather see this series continue with a new group of singers than see it end. This third installment gets credit for realizing that the current group is exhausted and needs to move on with their lives, but I wish it hadn’t done that via a cheesy action-thriller plot involving Fat Amy’s shady business mogul dad (John Lithgow). The subplot with the group trying to impress DJ Khaled (who portrays himself) on a USO tour doesn’t yield anything good, either. Rebel Wilson breaks out some martial-arts moves we didn’t know she had, Ruby Rose shows off her singing voice as a rival rocker, and Anna Kendrick’s voice goes nuclear on her send-off song “Freedom ’90.” Still, the series needs new blood and perhaps a rethink. Also with Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks. The Shape of Water (R) Not one of Guillermo Del Toro’s best, this science-fiction fable nevertheless deserves to be on the same shelf. Sally Hawkins stars as a mute but not deaf janitor who falls in love with an Amazon River god (Doug Jones) being held captive at the secret government facility where she works. This film is set in America but feels oddly French thanks to Del Toro’s whimsical mood and Alexandre Desplat’s music. There’s an interspecies sex scene here and, even more exotically, a dance number, and the film is as besotted with old movies as it is with fairy tale romances. The exceptionally plain-faced Hawkins more than merits a showcase like this, and she vibrates with grace and loneliness that’s lit up by unexpected love. This tender love story suffers from a one-dimensional villain (Michael Shannon, who’s very scary anyway), but you’d be churlish not to recognize this film’s immense craft and surpassing beauty. Also with Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nick Searcy, David Hewlett, Nigel Bennett, Morgan Kelly, and Richard Jenkins.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) Rian Johnson (Looper) picks up the saga with Finn (John Boyega) teaming up with a mechanic (Kelly Marie Tran) on a stealth mission to keep the Resistance alive while Rey (Daisy Ridley) tries to coax an embittered Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) back to the fight. 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Tiger Zinda Hai (NR) Pretty much everything you’d expect from an Indian action-thriller: exotic foreign locations, characters narrowly escaping death every 10 minutes, handsome men striding purposefully toward the camera holding machine guns while explosions go off behind them. Salman Khan reprises his role from Ek tha Tiger as an Indian secret agent who faked his own death along with a rival Pakistani agent (Katrina Kaif) so they could start a family together. They’re called out of retirement when Muslim terrorists storm a hospital in Iraq and take a bunch of Indian and Pakistani nurses as hostages. Also with Anupriya Goenka, Paresh Rawal, Sajjad Delafrooz, Angad Bedi, and Zachary Coffin.  Wonder (PG) R.J. Palacio’s children’s book gets a soft-boiled movie adaptation starring Jacob Tremblay (Room) as a boy with a deformed face who must cope with going to middle school with a general population of kids. 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