Cheers: To the National Personnel Records Center for replacing the lost service medals (including a Purple Heart) awarded to my uncle who died in France during Word War II. The paperwork and red tape were worth it to honor our fallen family member. Contact National Archives and Records Administration for information.-- Suzanne Neely Burden, CrowleyJeers: To Fox News and CNN for their coverage of the Republican National Convention. Presenters on both networks talked during the National Anthem and during the roll call. We tuned in to watch the states declare their votes, not to listen to you guys yap.-- Cheryl Clair,Clonmel, Republic of IrelandCheers : To the caring policeman who helped my teenage grandson when he had an accident at Costco in Fort Worth on Aug. 3. Also, thank you to the doctor driving nearby who stopped to make sure my grandson and his passenger were OK. What a blessing you were. -- Joyce Jones, Fort Worth Jeers: To Paschal High School for conducting football practice at Daggett Middle School. The shouting and whistling until almost 9 p.m. is inappropriate given the proximity to homes.-- John Langevin, Fort WorthJeers: To American Airlines for not informing passengers that Flight 1612 from Seattle to DFW on Aug. 18 was canceled because of bad weather. Per ticket agent: "You cannot get out until Aug. 22. Call American Airlines number." In other words, fend for yourselves. We (two seniors) were "stranded in Seattle."-- Elsa Rivera Melendez,ArlingtonJeers: To AT&T for not having a live person to talk to when our house phone went out Aug. 12 because of high winds. Our mom was very ill during that time and some caregivers could not reach us. It took a week to get our phone in working order.-- Jo Beth Tiernan, ArlingtonCheers: To Caliber Collision Center in Bedford. Real quality work is hard to find, but very appreciated when you experience it. When my car was hit and damaged, it looked bad -- really bad. I was impressed when I got it back from Caliber. Quality work still exists today.-- Kathryn Grimm, BedfordJeers: To Punch Shaw for writing the review of Crazy for You, a delightful local musical that closed on Sept 2. One wonders if the writer was distracted or just wished to denigrate local talent. Who knows? I'm only an amateur looking for quality entertainment, not a "professional" critic.-- Phil Brown, Arlington Cheers: To Blue Mesa Grill on University Drive for the delicious Hatch chile pepper buffet. The variety and quality of food was outstanding. I especially enjoyed the shrimp, cheese and pork rellenos. Husband Nick and friend Jim raved about the pulled-pork tacos and sliced roast beef with pepper sauce.-- Carol Washuta, Fort WorthCheers: To Dunkins Custom Cabinets! They have built cabinets for two projects in our home and always do excellent, on-time work at a fair price. We couldn't be happier with the quality of workmanship. We would like to offer the Dunkin brothers our most sincere thanks and high recommendation!-- Jennifer Sando, Fort WorthCheers: To Eden Road Community Church for volunteering at the Kenneth Davis Elementary School "Meet the Teacher" picnic again this year. We appreciate your time, the help with the hot dogs and the donation of all the water bottles. Thank you for supporting our school, our students and our community!Tammy Smith (for faculty and staff), MansfieldCheers: To the person who found my wallet, left in a shopping cart at Kroger on Little Road, and gave it to management. You blessed my day by doing the right thing!-- Rhoda Morgan, KennedaleJeers: To the lady who changed her child's diaper in a restaurant booth, then proceeded to visit the condiments bar without washing her hands. That was wrong in so many ways.-- Travis Calvert, Fort WorthCheers: To Judy Hamilton. Sorry this is late. My husband and I are so thankful for your help in being there for us on June 7 on Broadway Street in Haltom City as a witness for us at our wreck. Thanks so much.-- Troy and Shirley Withers, Haltom CityCheers: To Frank and his crew at Advanced Tree Service for doing a great job taking down our big 150-year-old tree and cleaning up. And the price was very reasonable for the work they had to do. We will call them back in the future.-- J.K. Miller, Forest HillCheers: To the nice lady who helped us when we ran out of gas on the night of Sept. 1 on Bryant Irvin Road. My husband was pushing the car and she protected us by driving behind us, then recruited people to push us to the pump. She refused payment. You're our angel.-- Charlotte McCarter,Fort WorthCheers: To the Arlington City Council for insisting that businesses follow the laws.-- Mary McGuire, MansfieldCheers: To the strangers who paid our check at Southern Recipes Grill in Arlington. What a surprise when our waitress told us! They left the restaurant before we could thank them, but their anonymous gift gives us the opportunity and fun to pass it forward.-- Jack Gilhart, ArlingtonCheers: To the lovely lady who bought me a deluxe pedicure at the nail salon on Longhorn Road in Saginaw on Sept 1. She didn't want the owner to tell me until she had left, so I couldn't thank her personally. It really made my day and I will pass her kindness forward.-- Debra J. Waldrop, SaginawCheers: To Adam Smith's Texas Harley Davidson in Bedford for providing free motorcycle parking at their dealership, a short walk to the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival, and for providing the hospitality tent.-- Ken Ratley, BedfordJeers: To the Arlington City Council. When I moved here 12 years ago I was pleased that only bags for trash and medium bins for recycling were used. Now I won't be recycling. The large bin will not fit in my one-car garage, and it will look unsightly sitting outside.-- Jo Ann King,ArlingtonCheers: To Tom and everyone at Mayo's Performance in Euless. They do a professional job and really stand behind their work.-- Tom Williams, HurstCheers: To Trader Joe's and Tom Thumb for food donations to the St. Andrew Catholic Church food pantry that distributes food to the needy. Cheers also to Albertsons for food and special programs benefiting the pantry. Special thanks to Carshon's Deli and Donut Palace in South Hills for donating for many years.-- George J. Anthony,Fort WorthCheers: To the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony who unselfishly performed a stellar concert at Arborlawn United Methodist Church on Aug. 30 in benefit of the Snack Sack ministry. Their playing was incredible and showed such heart. Thank you isn't enough, but we are so grateful.-- Lisa Garrett, Fort WorthCheers: To Lone Star Cremation for dignified and professional services. No high-pressure sales pitch, only compassion and true caring. The staff walked me through each step and explained all of my options. They made a very emotional and painful process as easy as possible for me.-- The family of Marcy Huggins, Helen R. Hovey, Willow ParkCheers: To Walker Hindman of Hindman Automotive in west Fort Worth for providing me some very sound advice on a used auto. His evaluation and time are most appreciated, especially when he could have advised me to repair it and made himself a nice paycheck.-- Pat Dunkin, BenbrookCheers: To the federal judges who overturned Texas's redistricting maps. Cheers also to Attorney General Eric Holder, State Sen. Wendy Davis, State Rep. Marc Veasey and others for crusading to strike down this arbitrary and discriminating legislation. It was an affront to minorities.-- Sharon Ream, Fort WorthCheers: To Vernon Dede and his hard-working employees at the Bedford Kwik Kar. Been taking both of our cars forever. Always good work and reasonable prices. Never had a problem with any repair or work done there. Hoorah for a decent small businessman who built it himself!-- Hank Henning, BedfordJeers: To a promoter for booking a concert at the worst venue in our area, canceling because it rained and the roof leaked and then not rescheduling in one of the largest country and western media markets in the country. Who is handling your bookings?-- Kent Davis, Richland HillsJeers: To the so-called tree trimmers who destroyed my neighbors' beautiful pecan tree, which was also a great source of shade for the postman. In its place they left a tree that is grotesque.-- Dorothy Allen, Fort WorthCheers: To the Star-Telegram and journalists Jim Fuquay and Mitch Mitchell for their excellent comprehensive article about the Supreme Court ruling and healthcare changes. I deeply appreciated my picture and commentary to be included in their reporting. So apropos.-- Connie Hughes, ArlingtonCheers: To the management of Broadway Plaza Cityview for taking the initiative to spray our retirement community for mosquitoes. A fine place to live became even better.-- Tom Dowler, Fort WorthJeers: To a Texas steakhouse chain in Haltom City for changing the menu. Dropping the au gratin potatoes, the au jus and the grilled mushrooms will lose customers. As my old grandpa used to say, "Why fix what ain't broke?"-- Judy Stillwell, WataugaJeers: To Stephen Kelly for his excellent Aug. 18 letter questioning how Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan can be considered a "fiscal conservative" based on his voting record. Kelly must have forgotten the definition set forth by Sen. John McCain in 2006: "like a drunken sailor on shore-leave with someone else's credit card."-- L.D. Jackson,Granbury
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