Cheers: To Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington for his fierce loyalty and matchless eloquence in defending Michael Young. Wash is a true leader of men who has brought the Rangers their greatest success, and his critics need to back off.-- Marc Rogers, Fort WorthJeers: To the English teacher sent to prison for having sex with students. Maybe they'll let her have "conjugate" visits.-- Andy White, KellerCheers: To all of the faculty, staff, students and parents at Amos Elementary in Arlington. You made my 2011-12 school year very positive and fun. I hope you have a great 2012-13 school year. Thank you!-- Davey Jones, ArlingtonCheers: To veterinarian Tim Morton and staff at Family Pet Care Clinic for having the knowledge and ability to save my son's dog, Sheba, who was critically ill. -- Ruby McEwing, Forest Hill Cheers: To Daniel Rosales, who stopped to help people in a minivan in front of the Bedford Police Department! He quickly organized help and got the van out of the intersection. Afterward, Daniel went around and thanked all those who helped. A great example of character!-- Jeff Grimm, BedfordCheers: To Bass Hall's Children's Education Program "Choir Day Camp" for middle school students. More than 100 students practiced their do-re-mis under Al Holcomb of Westminster College, Princeton, N.J. After five days of hard work, a perfectly pitched choir took the stage in Bass Hall for the grand finale.-- Virginia C. Copher, North Richland HillsCheers: To the proprietor of Vincent's Auto Service in Colleyville. I got a flat tire in the pouring rain recently and was soaked, bedraggled and completely distraught. This kind gentleman very quickly fixed my flat tire at a very reasonable rate and saved the day. Highly recommend Vincent's.-- Amanda Foster, Fort WorthCheers: To the people who paid for breakfast for the senior group (and our friends) from Benbrook United Methodist Church at Westside Cafe on Aug. 18. There were 18 of us and, needless to say, we were very surprised. Blessings to them for such a Christian gesture. We were very thankful.-- Frances Covington, BenbrookCheers: To the Saginaw Fire Department for showing up to put a tarp on our roof where our chimney once stood after the Aug. 12 storms. Words can't express how thankful we are that service was available.-- Lindsey Armstrong, SaginawCheers: To the nice couple who paid for our dinner recently at Edohana Japanese grill. We enjoyed their company during the cook session, but were stunned when the waiter told us they had picked up our bill. Thanks for this anonymous act of kindness.-- Gwen White, Fort WorthCheers: To All About Autos and North Hills Body Shop in Richland Hills and their service manager, Willie Chavez, who have been a blessing for us. We have a 2001 and 2005 Grand Marquis, and Willie has kept them running like new. Many thanks.-- Roland and Ann Kelley, ColleyvilleJeers: To the TCU students on my block, and especially to the one in the back passenger seat who threw something at my car on Aug. 17. They were not happy that they had to back up their vehicle when they were blocking the end of the street.-- Angelica Balandran, Fort WorthCheers: To my mail carrier. He always goes above and beyond to make sure my mail is delivered in a timely manner and is always very courteous when I happen to run into him, calling me by name. Thanks for a job well done.-- Sheri Hart, SaginawJeers: To developers of the Norwood "calming" street, who turned the road into a confusing mess. The roundabout and bike lanes are too small, curbs jut into the road, signs are distracting and are always knocked over. Recently a confused driver headed into our oncoming lane of traffic. Unnecessary and dangerous.-- Vivian Rossetti, ArlingtonCheers: To KTXD/Channel 47 for replacing Channel 52. They show more oldie Western programs like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Big Valley and shows like Cannon -- too many to mention.-- Betty Danylak, BenbrookJeers: To a big-box discount store for discontinuing potting and garden soil until spring. Fall is almost as big a planting time as spring, and perhaps those in charge need to consider that when not ordering for midsummer and fall gardening. Jeers from my garden!-- Linda Morgan, Fort WorthCheers: To the Star-Telegram for hiring such a thoughtful and dependable person to deliver the paper. Cheers to Robert Carter for placing the paper on the porch near the door. He usually has it delivered by 5 a.m. Because I am an early riser, this is greatly appreciated.-- D.J. VanHooser, BedfordC heers: To the Stop Six Mobile Food Pantry and the volunteers who have served us for the past 11 months. Hundreds of families have been served meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and baby food. Thanks to all the partners who opened their hearts and hands to this community.-- Charles Hamilton, Fort WorthCheers: To Kirby Crain at Choice Fabrication Store for his honesty in telling me that he could not duplicate an antique travertine table for the asking price of the table. His integrity lost him a sale, for now, but I will go back and highly recommend him for stone needs.-- Betty Red, Fort WorthCheers: To the wonderful person who found my credit card on the pavement at a QT service station and turned it in to a local bank which, in turn, called me before I realized it was missing. I was paid forward and will continue the practice. Many thanks.-- Charles Swearengen, HurstJeers: To a group from an area Christian private school for allowing their children to act like maniacs in Braum's in Pantego on Aug 22. Even my young children were appalled that you didn't stop them from running and screaming like it was a playground. It wasn't an enjoyable time for others.-- Kelly Weber, ArlingtonCheers: To the guardian angel who let me know my work equipment had come out the back door of my van and set the equipment onto the grass and out of the exit ramp for me. Thank you, sir. You saved me a lot of anxiety and money.-- Lavanda Dunn, Fort WorthCheers: To Beverly Baker at Legacy, who not only is an expert hairstylist, but is always friendly and listens to her customers' needs and problems. She works wonders with ill clients, has a wonderful sense of humor and provides a stress-free, relaxing experience. Terri and I love you.-- Evelyn M. Wilson,Fort Worth Cheers: To KXAS/Channel 5 for extending David Finfrock's contract. He's the consummate meteorologist, having trained under mentor Harold Taft. Finfrock has been with KXAS since 1975, and chief weathercaster since 1991, making him the longest-serving meteorologist in the Metroplex. We rely on his expertise, just as we did with Harold Taft.-- James Canup, Fort WorthCheers: To Fort Worth police officer Allen Pennington. On Aug. 22, when he was off duty, he witnessed a driver hit my car and leave the scene. Pennington followed us until the driver stopped and remained until other officers arrived. What a selfless act from one of Fort Worth's finest.-- Kathryn Davis, Fort WorthJeers: To Keller ISD and Durham Transportation for their handling of bus services. We find out two days before school that our kid won't have bus service, because not enough kids signed up. Think it's because you're charging $175 per semester? We had to scramble to find other options at the last minute.-- Kevin Parsley, Fort WorthCheers: To the elderly man/good Samaritan who got my van running on Aug. 25 after it died and left me and my 4-year-old daughter stranded for more than an hour at a QT gas station. Other people, including police officers, passed by without offering to help. He got us home safely.-- Jennifer Lomax, ArlingtonJeers: To the many churches that now have 24/7 digital billboards. The hideous electronic signs flash tiresome messages day and night. Reno and Las Vegas, not Jesus, come to mind when I see these eyesores.-- Carly Fitzgibbons, Haltom City
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