Cheers: To all who planned, prepared and presented the wonderful program at the Polytechnic High School 100th reunion. It was excellent! My dad, I .I. (Pat) Isbell, taught math at Poly for many years, and he would have absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for the memories.-- Georgia Isbell Rainwater, Fort WorthCheers: To the Poly Alumni Association and the Centennial Committee for a fantastic celebration. What fun to walk the halls of Poly and "remember who we are and where we are from." Cheers to the Star-Telegram for outstanding coverage.-- Susan McCarty Radde, HurstCheers: To Bob Ray Sanders and Rita Morris Vinson for the article about the centennial celebration for Poly. Lots of great memories.-- Susan McCarty Radde, HurstCheers: To the Poly all-class 100-year reunion. As a 1971 graduate, I was so thrilled and honored to be there -- to see old classmates (and teachers), and to meet new ones from the past was an experience I shall never forget. My love for Poly has reached an all-time high.-- Tommie Carter Jr., Fort WorthCheers: To the school crossing guard at the corner of Glade and Pool roads in Colleyville. As I drove by this week, he was greeting the passersby with a wave and a genuine smile. He seems to really enjoy his job. You made my day!-- Evangeline Peterson, ColleyvilleJeers: To the Texas Rangers baseball club for its postseason ticket distribution policy. Fan loyalty at postseason must be for half- and full-season ticket holders only. My postseason seats were a far cry from my regular seats. It's a slap in the face for having partial season tickets.-- Donna Meek, BenbrookCheers: To the kind people who paid for seniors' takeout order at the Black-eyed Pea restaurant on North Collins Street in Arlington. There are kind people left. We will pay it forward as soon as we can.-- Howard Robey, ArlingtonJeers: To a restaurant that issues Groupons with an expiration time of "12 a.m." Beware, because you are out of luck if you only go by the date, like most coupons.-- Doris Casey, Fort WorthJeers: To whoever places obscene and slanderous campaign materials in our mailbox. Of course, it's anonymous.-- Mary Jeter, Fort WorthJeers: To the 74-year-old who mailed a hand-printed letter to me objecting to my letter to the editor about Romney insulting 47 percent of Americans. The person chose not to sign his or her name.-- Neysa Thompson, WataugaCheers: For the installation of handicapped ramps at intersections. Jeers for installing a ramp and crossing light at East Lancaster Avenue (Texas 180) and Dottie Lynn Parkway. It crosses Lancaster south to no sidewalk, only railroad tracks: A waste of resources! Also, Lancaster in that area has no sidewalks.-- Gerald Walton, ArlingtonCheers: To Gina Banks and Princess Igiehon. They recognized that my father was ill and needed emergency assistance while at the Courtyard retirement home. He was admitted to the hospital, where it was recognized he needed immediate help. God bless these two wonderful women.-- Felix Mata, Honolulu, HawaiiCheers: To Orly Birenbaum from the Chase Bank in downtown Arlington for going out of her way to help me with a problem late on a Friday afternoon. She, Kim Tillman and Terri Cove always go the extra mile!-- Judy Saunders, ArlingtonCheers: To The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders for the extraordinary kindness and professional treatment given to my husband, Michael. A special thanks to the wonderful ladies in the injection room. It's an honor to know you as compassionate friends who care for the person while fighting the disease.-- Donna Hutson, Lake WorthCheers: To the best mechanics in town, Tracy and Britt, at My Garage in southwest Fort Worth. They are diagnostic geniuses in finding the problem, explaining the problem and fixing the problem. My 10-year-old car is good for another 10 years. Thanks, guys!-- Patrice Thomas, BenbrookCheers: To the woman who paid for my lunch at a Wendy's drive-thru on Sept. 24. Thank you very much for your kindness. It was appreciated, and it will be passed on!-- N. J. Horstman, ArlingtonCheers: To Clinton Calhoun of Texas Nissan of Grapevine. He also gave us the best car-buying experience we have ever had. And all the rest of the staff there that we have interacted with also go out of their way to give you great service and a good experience.-- Michael Carter, SouthlakeCheers: To Head Coach Matt Cook at Paschal High School for having a dream and a vision of a turf field where the students and community teams can safely play. It took six years and many dedicated volunteers. Way to go, coach! We are so lucky to have you.-- Aubra Wilson, Fort WorthCheers: To the Burleson community for donations to a family when a house burned. Jeers to the heartless people who just drove by and took photos.-- Jennifer Coon, BurlesonJeers: To the pregnant thief who came to my granddaughter's home in Lakeside to pick up baby clothes they gave you for free. You broke her 8-year-old's heart when you stole her iPod Touch. She bought that with her own money left to her by her great-grandparents. Shame on you!-- Tammi Fisher, Fort WorthCheers: To the Fort Worth Fire Department and paramedics for coming to our aid on two different times at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church on Ramey Street Sept. 16, when two of our members needed emergency treatment and transport to the hospital.-- Ella Horne, Fort WorthCheers: To the dad who ate at Black-eyed Pea Wednesday Sept. 26 with his two sons, ages 1 and 3. It was a joy to see a dad care for his sons, feeding them first while his food got cold. Thank you for paying for my lunch.-- Betty Carney, Fort WorthJeers: To those drivers that change lanes without using their turn signals. The turn signals are installed on the car and don't cost extra to use. When in use, they let other drivers know what your intentions are regarding changing lanes and therefore preventing accidents.-- Jim Trinkle, BurlesonCheers: To Stephanie of the Bass Hall ticket office. She juggled some tickets to accommodate more people in our party to see Bill Engvall. What a sweet lady and what great customer service! Cheers also to the other great staff of Bass Hall.-- Rob Ross, SaginawCheers: To the TCU football team for their spontaneous show of appreciation to the many fans that stayed to support their winning effort at the SMU game of continuous rain. The team stayed to mingle and celebrate with the rain-soaked fans versus going to the dry locker room. Go Frogs!-- Joe Blackwell, BedfordCheers: To U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, as chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, for blocking $450 million in economic aid to Egypt. Granger: 1, Morsi and Obama: 0. Finally, good news out of Washington!-- Dale Zimmerman, Fort WorthCheers: To Caesar from Meineke Car Care Center on Western Center Boulevard for replacing my alternator for less than what other repair shops wanted. He was kind, courteous and very respectful. This company is very fortunate to have an employee like Caesar working for them.-- Kaye Riopelle, Fort WorthCheers: To Belinda Norris, Fort Worth City Councilman Sal Espino's assistant, for getting the creek between North Sylvania Avenue and North Riverside Drive cleaned up with one phone call. Belinda is great.-- Bill Gentry, Fort WorthJeers: To those who knowingly break the law, get caught and then "jeer" the system. If you park illegally or run a red light, you need to accept the consequences. It's hard to help young people learn to take responsibility for their actions when adults whine about it.-- Rhonda Grundy,Fort WorthJeers: To the Fort Worth Music Festival for allowing bands to perform songs on Friday night with disgusting foul language that included multiple F-bomb uses. Cheers to the weather that caused the Music Fest to be canceled that Saturday and Sunday.-- Bobby Darr, Fort WorthJeers: To the corporate offices of a company where my daughter worked approximately 20 years for sending a notice of layoff to her 10 days after we buried her after a long illness with cancer. Cheers to the local employees who were so kind and caring at the service.-- Cliff and Lydia Beadles, WataugaCheers: To Amanda and her staff at Sweet Tooth Bistro inside Golightly's Gallery in North Richland Hills for the wonderful bridal shower held for my daughter Aug. 28. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Thank you!-- Paula Lombard,North Richland HillsCheers: To the employees of the Bryant-Irvin AT&T store, especially Chris P. and Juan O. for their patience in guiding this technically challenged senior citizen through the initial iPhone purchase and instruction phase. They are always ready to provide help when additional questions come up. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.-- Dee McFadden, Fort Worth Cheers: To the nurses at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital cardiac intensive care unit, room 105 -- especially Tony who is one of a kind. He has a special built-in caring for people. He goes the extra mile to see to your needs. Thank you, Tony.-- Don C. Adams, Burleson Cheers: To Kevin Joy and his brother for their attempts to save the life of Tina Sigarroba, who was hit by a truck on Sept. 24. Her injuries were fatal, but they did their best. These two are what define real heroes.-- Bill Widmann, Keller
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