Cheers: To the Star-Telegram for the front-page coverage of Azle High School's homecoming and the crowning of Alejandrina Guzman as homecoming queen. What a wonderful surprise to open the paper and read such a wonderful, inspiring story! Alejandrina daily teaches us all about life, hard work and perseverance!-- Lou Ann McLaughlin Burnham, Fort WorthCheers: To the Azle High School student body and staff for creating an environment in which students can be recognized for who they are and what they've accomplished regardless of limits often set by our society. As a retired educator, I applaud Alejandrina Guzman and her supportive family as well as Azle High!-- Nancy Hodges, ArlingtonCheers: To Alejandrina Guzman, the newly crowned homecoming queen at Azle High School, and the students whose votes made this honor possible. Alejandrina is an example to us all that physical handicaps can be overcome and that a mind is a beautiful thing. Congratulations, Miss Guzman.-- Jo McMullen, MansfieldCheers: And God bless to Alejandrina, her family, the entire Azle school and the Star-Telegram for featuring her on page one, where she belongs. She is truly an inspiration to everyone. We forget there are still people like this in the world. Thanks for the poignant reminder.-- Mary K. Davis, WeatherfordJeers: To the animal clinic staff in North Richland Hills who refused to see my elderly mother with a dying rescue dog in her arms. You can rest assured your songs of praise will never, ever be uttered by this family again. Shame on you!-- Barry D. Wilson, North Richland HillsJeers: To a restaurant in Lake Worth for their continued practice of keeping money for their employees. You call it "fine." Your day is coming.-- J. E. Kelly, Lake WorthCheers: To the man and woman who gave CPR to a waitress who passed out at the Olive Garden in Weatherford on Oct. 19. Their swift attention surely saved this woman's life. You both left before the manager was able to thank you personally. You are surely angels with hidden wings.-- Pam Barnett, Hudson OaksCheers: To the Pantego Public Works Department for all they do during the annual fall city cleanup. This allows residents the opportunity to keep the city clean and beautiful. Thanks!-- Stephen Smith, PantegoCheers: To Mattress Firm for the wonderful night display they sponsored at the great State Fair of Texas.-- Jan Morgan, ArlingtonCheers: To the good Samaritan who turned in my great-great-aunt's 80-year-old cameo brooch after finding it at Kroger in Arlington. Thank you, thank you!-- Brenna L. Witt, ArlingtonCheers: To Rhema Medical Equipment, especially to Garrett and Nathan. These young men are always so kind and polite. They respect elderly people. Carlos at Rhema goes out of the way to see I get what I need.-- Shirley Koons, VenusJeers: To Fort Worth City Hall. I don't think anyone could plan a more dangerous access to a public parking area than the one at Harley Avenue. People continually risk injury or death from drivers disregarding the marked crosswalks. Perhaps pedestrian tunnels would eliminate the risk.-- Jimmy Banks, Fort WorthJeers: To a mattress company for not standing behind its warranty because the mattress had a very tiny light-colored stain. That stain does not affect the performance of the mattress. Buyer beware.-- Billy Showers, Fort WorthCheers: To the kind lady in the black Mercedes in front of me at Starbucks on U.S. 287 and Farm Road 157 on Oct. 14. It was a wonderful surprise to find out you had paid for my order. I took your lead and passed it on to the car behind me. Thanks.-- Lori Adams, ArlingtonCheers: To Indulge Magazine for its continued support of "An Artists' Christmas" benefiting Camp Fire USA and the great work they do in our schools and neighborhoods. Thank you.-- Nikki Green, Fort WorthJeers: To Greg Abbott and Rick Perry for using my tax money to promote their personal religious beliefs. Haven't they read the First Amendment?-- Kay Fulgham, Fort WorthJeers: To Red Raiders fans. Coach Patterson, the reason why I left the TCU game early Oct. 20 was that when you have heart disease and are on blood thinner, it is not such a good idea to be so into the game that you want to punch someone out.-- James B. Wright, ArlingtonCheers: To Haltom City police Sgt. Kirk Nichols and officer J. Oliver for taking time out of their lunch break to make a difference in the lives of children.-- John Chapman, Fort WorthCheers: To the State Fair of Texas for being so wonderful. Thank you for having the "Senior Days" for free on Thursdays. Please do this always. We love it. Sooo sorry about Big Tex.-- Jan Morgan, ArlingtonCheers: To the State Bar of Texas for suing Ken Anderson, the former district attorney and a current state district judge in Williamson County, for allegedly withholding evidence from the defense resulting in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton in the murder of his wife.-- John Nolan, ArlingtonCheers: To the Metropolitan Opera for streaming live its performance of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore to the AMC Theater at Parks Mall. Go to metopera.com for this season's schedule, which includes Otello, Parsifal and Julius Caesar. Delightful complements to local companies' offerings.-- Mary Brace, ArlingtonJeers: To the Star-Telegram for not being more specific about early voting places. How about separating it to north, south, east and west Fort Worth? It was not the clearest information.-- Beverly Daniels, Fort WorthCheers: To Fort Worth Fire Station No. 17 for coming to our aid and that of four other vehicles that ran over an obstacle in heavy traffic on Loop 820 at Interstate 35W. Also, thanks to the man who diverted traffic for us to pull off the highway.-- Sydney and Sherry Key, ArlingtonCheers: To the man in the red pickup truck at the Mansfield Chick-fil-A who bought my lunch Oct. 13. I was having a really bad day, and imagine my surprise when I found he had paid for my order. Bless you and thanks. You made this ole gal's day!-- Dianne Robertson, ArlingtonCheers: To Miguel Garcia, director of Fort Worth After School; Fort Worth schools Superintendent Walter Dansby; Mayor Betsy Price and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks for participating in the rally at the Stockyards supporting after-school programs for our youth. It was in conjunction with "Lights On Afterschool," a nationwide celebration Oct. 18.-- Frank E. Griffis, Fort WorthCheers: To Star-Telegram staff writer Deanna Boyd for her clever and informative report on the passing of Big Tex. She made it an absorbing and affectionate tribute to a larger-than-life Metroplex "personality."-- Carole Nelson Douglas, Fort WorthCheers: To Historic Fort Worth and the Ridglea Theater for hosting the Sound of Music sing-along. Lots of folks in costumes along with enthusiastic audience participation made for a great time. I am looking forward to many more events at this grand and beautifully restored theater. What a gem!-- Jenny Anderson, Fort WorthJeers: To a discount store for not selling me a copy of the DVD Magic Mike at midnight. I was there at 11 p.m. trying to get a copy of this great movie, and they said it wouldn't be available until the morning. I had to wait there eight more hours just to get my hands on it.-- Jeremy Hancock, ArlingtonCheers: To the kind man who paid for six senior buffet lunches Oct. 19 at China Buffet on Boyd Road in Azle. You made our day.-- Connie Lash, AzleCheers: To the managers of The Parks at Arlington mall for the beautiful renovation work. Thanks for giving your shoppers and walkers a cheerful, all-weather place to shop and exercise.-- Opal Daniels, ArlingtonCheers: To the wonderful ministry team at Southwest Christian Church. What a great team you are, and what a huge blessing you are to your congregation. That includes you, too, Genieva. Appreciating our pastors for only one designated month is not enough to say thanks for your awesome work.-- Lisa Smith, Fort WorthCheers: To the Westlake Fire/EMS Department for a wonderful barbecue put on for Westlake residents Oct. 20. It was a nice event. We thank you for your service to the community, and it is very much appreciated!-- Jon and Cheryl Endter, WestlakeJeers: To doctors who threaten to charge fees for patient no-shows, yet see no problem making patients wait more than an hour of scheduled appointments. How selfish! If you're so perfect, allow patients to charge for time lost due to your delay. Our time is money, too.-- Anthony Kruse, Fort WorthCheers: To the employees of American Airlines. I stupidly left a very valuable item on an airplane on Sept. 27. The DFW AA crew handed it over to lost/found, where I picked it up. I appreciate their honesty and the kindness of the staff. Keep up the good work!-- Jane Duell, Fort Worth
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