Cheers: To Steve Boyle, who stopped and helped me with a flat tire at West Freeway and Chapel Creek Boulevard Oct. 4. Your act of kindness will always be remembered. And if I ever need a plumber, I will call Roto-Rooter. Your boss should know he hired a very considerate man!-- Rhonda Linden, Fort WorthCheers: To the nice gentleman who helped this senior citizen when I fell in the parking lot of the Belterra Apartments. And cheers to the three boys who found my family for me. It was scary, so I really appreciate strangers coming to my rescue.-- Ann Stills, WataugaCheers: To Jo and staff at Advanced Glass for the fine way they handled our windshield replacement. They are truly professional in taking care of every detail.-- Jim and Candace Peel, North Richland HillsCheers: To all of our Walmart Supercenter-Mansfield customers and associates for our successful fundraising efforts this year. We were able to raise over $20,000 for Cook Children's Medical Center and more than $5,000 in our recent Breast Cancer Awareness efforts. Mansfield is so generous. Thanks.-- Rebecca Whitton, MansfieldCheers: "To U.S. Rep. Kay Granger for having the guts to stand up for the U.S. taxpayer and say "no" to transferring $450 million in economic aid to Egypt. Thanks, Kay, for doing the right thing.-- Joyce Westbrook, IrvingCheers: To the drivers who stopped on Arkansas Lane in Arlington Oct. 6 to help my mother. While she walked our dogs, the Doberman slipped into a storm drain. One man slid down and lifted the Doberman to street level. He was helped out of the drain by the other men.-- Danita Dolejsi, ArlingtonCheers: To Brenda and all the nurses on the third floor of Harris Tower at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth who treated me with kindness and respect during my recent stay. Because of them and the fine doctors, I am home, doing well and anticipating my 95th birthday in November.-- Alice Leslie, WeatherfordJeers: To all the TCU season ticket holders who were not in their seats for the first Big 12 game but were instead in the parking lots partying. People who wanted to buy season tickets didn't have a chance to buy them, and you don't even use yours.-- S. E. Norris, HurstCheers: To Trail Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation. During the frequent calls to my mother, Charlene Williams, staff popped in three or four times. It was so nice to have the peace of mind that she was being cared for! Great management, therapists, nurses, staff, care, food and facilities.-- Shelley Daugherty, Fort WorthJeers: To a local barbecue establishment. The food really has to improve for one to go back. A 45-minute wait, and no one knew what they were doing. We visited this place after seeing an article in the Star-Telegram.-- Martha Clare, Fort WorthCheers: To the city of Fort Worth for endorsing Trap-Neuter-Return as the preferred way to humanely reduce the number of feral cats in the city.-- Iris Porta, WeatherfordJeers: To the Fort Worth Police Department for taking sides in the culture war. Having a sergeant as grand marshal in the gay pride parade is a huge conflict of interest. Barking about Christians exhibiting tolerance and then sending "zero-tolerance" police officers to arrest Christians without a cause is quite hypocritical.-- Jeff Hembd, Fort WorthCheers: To Sidney Hernandez! She is my first six weeks' Leonard Pride recipient. She earned a 98 and is an example of character. She comes eager to learn with a smile and is always willing to help.-- Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth Cheers: To Gunn Cleaners on Eighth Avenue for agreeing to press a bridal veil on a recent Saturday afternoon before an evening wedding. I had called about two dozen other cleaners before they offered to help. They not only held someone over to do the job, they refused payment!-- Patti Colwell, Fort WorthCheers: To Jill Whitaker and neighbors on Sabelle Lane for organizing one of the largest gatherings of neighbors at the Clownburger in Haltom City. The effort was held nationwide to better acquaint neighbors working together with police, city officials and local business to make their community safer.-- Geraldine Lewis, Haltom City Cheers: To Tim Madigan for his wonderful article "Athletes are human too," and for his insightful perspective. I hope the Star-Telegram sports writers read his article and learn from him. We all want our team to win, but it doesn't make us less of a person when our team loses.-- Gerald Grieser, HurstCheers: To Dr. Jerry Hu and his wonderful staff at Texas Eye Surgery Center who helped me through my first cataract surgery Oct. 4 when I received my Alcon ReStor lens. They made what could have been a frightening experience a "piece of cake" for me. Thank you.-- Joartis Hakes, BenbrookCheers: To Lisa, manager at Kroger's on Camp Bowie Boulevard, for correcting a mistake on my grocery bill. She is efficient and courteous and knows the importance of maintaining good customer relations. Her management team should be very proud of her!-- Virginia Malone, Fort WorthCheers: And a big thank you to whoever "paid it forward." We were with our daughter at West Side Cafe on Sept. 28 when a good Samaritan made our evening dining out even nicer by paying our bill.-- Bill and Jean Hatcher, Fort WorthCheers: To Texas Health Resources physicians Dan Kutzler, Tom Dewar and Paul Senter for their exemplary collaboration, communication and prompt care. Their recognition and prompt treatment of a serious and potentially dangerous problem resulted in a great clinical outcome. A model team effort!-- Hud Allender, Fort WorthJeers: To me, for not telling everyone about the Animal North Clinic, veterinarian Jim Hester and his staff for their kindness. We had to have a dear pet (Chula) euthanized three years ago. Heartbreaking as it was, Hester and his staff were the greatest.-- Ron and Fina Crowson, ArlingtonCheers: To Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County (CIS) and the committee organizers for hosting the wildly successful Wine, Women & Shoes Event. It was such a pleasure to participate in an event that furthers the mission of surrounding students with support to allow them to achieve in life.-- Sharon Leite, Fort WorthJeers: To the fans who boo any player at a major league baseball game. Yes, Josh Hamilton did not get the home runs or RBIs people expected, but being rude does not encourage anyone to play their best. Your bad attitude is embarrassing and hurtful. If you can't say something nice, be quiet!-- Frankie Rike, BenbrookJeers: To local media (with the exception of 99.5 the Wolf) for offering no coverage of the Brain Tumor Walk held in Fort Worth on Sept. 29. Hundreds of walkers turned out in the rain for this worthy cause. Grey matters matter, too!-- Andrea Powell, AuroraCheers: To state Sen. Wendy Davis, a classic lady who is focusing her campaign on improving education for Texans, unlike her opponent, who is struggling and slinging mud.-- Al Goosens, Fort WorthCheers: To the 2012 Steven Stallworth scholarship recipients who were honored at a gala. Sixteen students were awarded book scholarships. Baker Chapel A.M.E. Music Academy, H.O.P.E. FARM and Saintsville Academy and Preparatory School were awarded $5,000 each for their contributions in the field of education.-- Shelia Earline Baker, Forest HillCheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle endoscopy department. A special thanks to Debbie, Michele, Sharon and Jake for your wonderful care and quality during my procedure on Oct 5. God Bless you all.-- CaryAnn Robinson, SpringtownJeers: To Fox's NFL Today for replacing Frank Caliendo. Frank was funny. I can watch CBS if I want to see four old guys.-- David Turbeville, MansfieldCheers: To Euless Trinity High School football team for their enthusiastic and supportive role in helping make the Area 11 Special Olympics competition for flag football a huge success on Oct. 6. The team and Coach Lineweaver brought tons of smiles and high-fives from the competing athletes.-- Sara Hencke, Cleburn eCheers: To Spring Creek Barbecue in Keller for catering the annual Fallfest celebration in Tehama Ridge. The food was excellent, and the three servers, Alex, D. J. and Madison, all braved some harsh cold and wind for three hours to make the event a success.-- Anthony DeVito, Fort WorthCheers: To the planning committee of Eastern Hills High School's 50th Class Reunion. It was an awesome event! Great work!-- Jim Peel, North Richland Hills Jeers: To Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and the filth that flows from his mouth. Can he speak without the "F" word? Everyone can read those lips! Muzzle him, Jerry!-- Pam Eaves, CrowleyJeers: To Rick Perry and David Dewhurst for appointing anti-public school politicians like Michael Williams and Dan Patrick to important state education positions in our government. Jeers also to Texas voters for continually voting against their best interests.-- Justin Baize, Fort WorthCheers: To Dr. Robert Shaw, who took excellent care of my precious mother, Robbie, when she resided in Burleson. May God bless this noble man of God.-- Helen Schilling-Wallace, BurlesonCheers: To the person at the Wal-Mart on Randol Mill Road and Collins Street in Arlington who found my wallet and turned it in with everything still in it. And to the supervisor who was helpful in getting it back.-- Wayne Bain, Fort Worth
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