Cheers: To our fantastic neighbors, Troy and Olga Franklin, who came to the aid of this 82-year-old. Troy mowed three-fourths of an acre of rough terrain, and Olga twice drove me through the very difficult Texas 114/121 corridor construction to the eye surgery center. They exemplify the term "good neighbor."-- G. H. McFadden, Fort WorthJeers: To the Star-Telegram for dropping the "What's Playing" page in the Friday newspaper. It was helpful in choosing a movie. They assume everyone has a computer.-- Marilyn Vanhoozer, Fort WorthCheers: To the awesome person who found my wallet at the Burleson H-E-B and turned it in at the office. My heart is warmed to see that there are kind people with integrity still around. Thank you, and may God bless your life the way you blessed mine.-- Linda Wise, BurlesonCheers: To the kind couple who picked up the check for 15 residents of Southwest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. After a lovely breakfast at the Dixie House Cafe on South Hulen Street, we asked for our checks, only to find that all of our checks had already been paid, including the tip!-- Cesily Shaw, Fort WorthCheers: To Jerry McCullough for 40-plus years of service to the Arlington school district. Jeers to the Arlington school board for not renewing his contract with humiliating abruptness, suspicious secrecy and inept PR. He and Arlington taxpayers deserve better.-- Mary Margaret Basham, ArlingtonCheers: And thanks to the two gentlemen (as well as my court partners) who helped me get from the tennis courts at TCU to my car July 21 after I twisted my knee and was unable to walk on my own. Tennis players are the greatest!-- Linda Brand, BenbrookJeers: To the Star-Telegram for running a story about council redistricting and not including a map of the new districts. Had to go to the Internet to see the new map. And you wonder why paper newspapers are struggling.-- A. D. Doak, Fort WorthCheers: To Richard Albin for videotaping our son and daughter-in-law's wedding. He made us all copies that we will treasure for a lifetime, not to mention the great engagement photos he also did. Thanks to his wife, Cynthia, for sharing Richard and mailing all the videos!-- Bill and Julie Campbell, BurlesonJeers: To the Star-Telegram for running the front page story on the Congressional Budget Office's findings the healthcare law will reduce federal deficit. The GOP says it will boost the deficit, and the GOP is never wrong. Just look at "W."-- L. D. Jackson, GranburyCheers: To whoever is responsible for putting an end to the rambling of that cookie guy on the Rangers telecasts. He was wearing out my mute button.-- Dan D. Gabbert, BedfordCheers: To veterinarian Mike Morris at Animal Hospital of Southwest Fort Worth and his staff for taking such good care of me during a serious illness. I got better because you care so much! Special thanks to Stephanie for all the kisses that really helped. "Mom" helped me write this!-- Sarah Crouch (for "Buddy"), Fort Wort hJeers: To anyone who believes the banning of assault weapons is an infringement of our liberties. It is not! No one needs assault weapons except the military and police. Cheers to two Star-Telegram letter writers for having the moral courage to stand up and be counted.-- Nat Fralia, Fort WorthCheers: To Dr. Steven Weeden of the Texas Hip and Knee Center for my complete knee replacement May 1. After seven years of pain, I am now enjoying being able to walk normally with little or no pain. Thanks also to the great staff at Plaza Medical Center's seventh floor.-- Pat Sinclair, Fort WorthJeers: To whoever stole our lawn mower from our padlocked back yard. Did it look like we could afford a new one when we can barely afford to water our lawn?-- Tim Zhang, Fort WorthCheers: To I.G.S. Professional Upholstery for going above and beyond to please customers. Mr. Sanchez literally delivers superb custom work at a fair price and with genuine respect.-- Oletta Branstiter, Fort WorthJeers: To the west-side Fort Worth Italian restaurant that had the opportunity to tell me children were not welcome when I made the reservation, but did not. Consequently, when my party arrived with a toddler, we were told twice to keep him quiet.-- Karen White-Dacy, Fort WorthCheers: To the man who went out of his way to give my car a jump when I was stranded at the pump after filling my tank at Sam's Club last month. I've decided to "pay forward" with a donation to the Salvation Army and will remember to follow that example.-- Lewis Welling, Fort WorthJeers: To all four local TV network affiliates for their two-hour-long coverage of the police-involved shooting in Dallas July 25. After the initial report, they could have resumed regular programming and broken in with any important new developments or run a crawl.-- Judy Tesar, Fort WorthCheers: To the crew who installed a new sewer tap line. I was told it might be as much as four weeks before the city crew would come out. Not only did the crew come out early (at least a week before schedule), but they were neat, clean and quiet.-- Joanie Roper, Fort WorthJeers: To all the political "robocalls." You would think a public official's PR firm would adhere to the "Do Not Call" list. I am smart enough to decide who to vote for without them calling me. All these calls do is ensure that they will not get my vote.-- Tim Boyd, North Richland HillsJeers: To Grapevine and the contractor it hired to redo the sewer system for leaving an eyesore at Lakeview Park. Nobody has worked there in months, and they left sewer pipes, manholes, pallets and a storage building. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should fine you guys.-- Chad Harris, GrapevineCheers: To Peggy Kirby and Dena Phillips, Hip Pocket Theatre and Fort Worth Arts Council for presenting Story Soup twice at the Fort Worth East Berry Library's children's summer day camp, accommodating kids who couldn't make it to the first performance. The July 11 presentation entertained 57 children and 11 adults.-- Mary Taggart Sikes, Fort WorthCheers: To Angie and Shirley for cleaning up the mess in the neighborhood after people were evicted and the constable had everything dumped in the front yard. The owner lives out of town. I'm glad these two great people live in my neighborhood.-- Donna Lane, Fort WorthCheers: To the wonderful person or persons who paid for my husband's and my lunch at the IHOP July 27. When we were ready to pay our check, the lady told us it had been taken care of. I was in disbelief. My husband said, "We'll pay it forward."-- Linda Burch, Fort WorthCheers: To Chick-fil-A for its stand against same-sex marriage and not yielding to pressure from those who would undermine the Christian and traditional family values that most Americans hold dearly.-- Kenneth Cullen Sadler, BurlesonCheers: To Jim Nayfa at Nayfa's Unfinished Furniture on Camp Bowie Boulevard West. My mother had a storage problem in a bathroom, and Jim was able to special-order a customized drawer unit that fit hand-in-glove. The quality of the unit is great and the price very fair. Thanks, Jim.-- Gil Sanderson, Fort WorthCheers: To the youth of First United Methodist Church of Hurst for their efforts July 27. They worked to provide a spotless tutoring space at our Village Library; sorted and organized The Coat of Many Colors; and labeled/shelved canned goods at Mission Central's Food Pantry. We appreciate you!-- Donna Barnes, KellerCheers: To all the caring folks, strangers and friends alike, who have offered assistance in stores and restaurants to my husband when he suffers a dizzy spell. Often a "Do you need help?" turns into "Let me help you." Your kindness has touched my heart. Know that I remember you.-- Ruth Smith, ArlingtonCheers: To the Star-Telegram for printing Dave Barry's column in the paper July 28. He made my day. Please bring his column back on a regular basis. I miss him.-- Mary Sue Coffman, Fort WorthCheers: To the girls who assisted me when I fell in the Keller Post Office parking lot July 25. A special thanks to Deanna Dede who stayed with me and offered to take me to urgent care. You girls were my "angels" that morning. Also cheers to Postmaster Matthew Samuel.-- Rosemary Smallwood, Rhome
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