Cheers: To former Brahmas Hockey President Mike Barack and owner Stuart Fraser. Their commitment and sacrifices made it possible for Tarrant County residents to enjoy pro hockey for the past 15 years.-- Bill Yates, Fort WorthCheers: To the Fort Worth Fire Department for using a fire truck to deliver Garcia family members to their newly remodeled home Sept. 29. The "home makeover" project was provided by the members of Gateway Church from Southlake. You made three children very happy on a cold, rainy day.-- Del Gabaldon, GrapevineCheers: To Battle of the Nines Committee for a great tournament at Walnut Creek Country Club. Appreciate all the time and effort to make this event a success. Thanks to the anonymous donors to Backpack Ministry and Food Pantry and Read program this past summer.-- Dee Lemser, MansfieldCheers: To Dr. Mario Contaldi at Southwest Vision for his professional, caring attitude for patients. You are treated as a person, not as another dollar in his pocket. Also to North Hills Hospital, Dr. Lee, Ethicus Healthcare and Reliant and Emerald Hills rehabilitation centers for caring for our nephew, Darry Reeves.-- Tim and Mary Givens, WataugaCheers: To Debbie Hays of BW's Ribs at the Texas State Fair. They featured a senior special of barbecue beef sliders and french fries that was delicious and a reasonable price. Also, the fried banana pudding was outstanding. We will be back next year.-- Joan Parrish, ArlingtonCheers: To The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. If you are in need of the best oncology care, look no further. I have had the best care from the doctors, nurses, staff, etc. Thank you for everything.-- Amy H. Cline, BurlesonJeers: To a consignment store for selling my clothing and refusing to reimburse me. The owner was verbally abusive on the phone and hung up when I requested to be reimbursed for my items. Apparently, the owner needs the money more than I do.-- Leila May, Fort WorthJeers: To Ridglea Theater for canceling the grand re-opening Temper Trap concert and not notifying ticket holders.-- Adam Chandler, Fort WorthJeers: To the Star-Telegram for removing the short synopsis of current movies playing in Fort Worth. You waste a lot of print space with lengthy reviews of movies at venues in Dallas. If I wanted to check out movies in Dallas, I would read The Dallas Morning News.-- Paul Lee, North Richland HillsJeers: To the company that installed wood flooring in our home. The quality is poor as it has faded and looks bad. They have not honored our request to get this problem taken care of.-- Joyce Hail, ArlingtonJeers: To an area tree service company. I paid for 31 feet of cedar fencing with steel poles. I got 12 feet of new fence, no steel poles, and the rest of the fence was replaced with my old fencing. Repeated calls have not been answered.-- Joanne Dembroski, ArlingtonCheers: To the kind, compassionate and professional staff at Berry Street Animal Hospital. Veterinarians Daggs and Sunni and staff member Kevin have given our babies love, healing and, in their last days, compassion and dignity. We cannot imagine any other group of professionals looking after our pets. Thanks for everything.-- Bill Luebbehusen, Fort WorthJeers: To the administrative staff at a Fort Worth rehab center. The administrator of the facility wouldn't even return my phone call. Be aware of the underlying costs they do not divulge.-- Carolyn Tetts, GranburyCheers: To everyone at Ridglea West Animal Hospital for the kind care they gave to my best friend, Jo Jo, for the last 14 years and made his crossing over the rainbow bridge as gentle as possible.-- Eileen Stewart, Fort WorthCheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B, especially the ICU and cardiac unit. Our mother spent the last days of her life there, and you treated her and her family with respect, compassion and excellent care. Thanks especially to Lauren, her nurse. Cheers to an excellent hospital and exceptional staff.-- The Mitchell Family,Haltom CityCheers: To the kind, honest person who found my wallet Oct. 13 and mailed it to me with everything in it. It is nice to know there are still honest people in this world. I pray that God will richly bless you and your family.-- Shirlee Wilkinson, Fort WorthCheers: To Mexican Inn in Burleson for closing until 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 to honor the life of one of their young employees. It allowed employees to attend funeral services but also shows that they put people over money. Because of this, I will be a frequent patron.-- Donna Driver, BurlesonCheers: To the woman servicing the claw crane at Toys R Us in Southlake Oct. 25. You gave my three very young grandsons a large stuffed spider on the condition they share it. They love it, and you provided an opportunity for me to talk about random acts of kindness.-- Nita Cobb, EulessCheers: To Jay's Automotive on Bowen Road in Arlington for fixing my brakes in a quick, professional manner and detailing my car. Also cheers to Jana at Bob Tomes Ford in McKinney for overnighting the part needed after service hours. Awesome customer service on everyone's part.-- Roxanne and Kevin Rowe, ArlingtonJeers: To the Romney boys for not serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan.-- Rachel Emond, BenbrookCheers: To Lake Country fire station. I had a stroke at 4 a.m. on July 14 in my home. My wife, Pat, called 911. The fire personnel were here immediately, followed by MedStar. Everybody acted calmly and efficiently to get me to the ER. I have now recovered with no paralysis or disability.-- John Stayton, Fort WorthJeers: To the thieves who stole the lawn jockey and blue carousel horse from the yard of ReCycled Chic at 4421 Camp Bowie Blvd. The proceeds from our store provide training for women in undeveloped countries and orphaned children.-- Tammy Redmon, Fort WorthCheers: To Steve, with Sundance Square security. My friend and I, so excited about the concert we attended on July 1 at Bass Hall, forgot to make note of where we parked the car. He found the car quickly and sent two tired, very grateful ladies on their way home.-- Debbie Hart, Haltom CityCheers: To Jerry Shults for the wonderful restoration of Ridglea Theater. Jeers to Shults for not even mentioning the concert that was to precede The Sound of Music screening. Fort Worth Symphonic Band always does a wonderful job.-- Jody Garreston, BedfordCheers: To Bobby at Rod Workshops in Arlington. A rod he built for me contained a minor cosmetic flaw. He replaced the first rod with another over my protest. Excellent workmanship, great business philosophy.-- Bob Schultz, EulessCheers: To the good doctors, techs and assistants at I-20 Animal Hospital near Weatherford. They are there 110 percent to save my precious Tommy. My boy is not out of the woods yet, but everyone at the clinic celebrates each improvement and suffers each setback with us.-- Deborah Dennard, Fort WorthJeers: To a German auto dealer that lets its customers test drive high-performance cars on our 30-mph neighborhood street in west Fort Worth despite several pedestrian near-misses and many complaints.-- Paul Holt, Fort WorthJeers: To the Star-Telegram. On Oct. 29, the front page and page one of Sports featured the loss of the Cowboys to New York. Somehow you failed to realize that a new World Series champion had arrived. Contrary to popular belief, everyone is not a Cowboys fan.-- B.W. Paul, Fort WorthCheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth oncology on the seventh floor for making an unbearable situation somewhat tolerable. To Janice for making us laugh; Azieb for being a great housekeeper; Jen and Diana for quick responses for pain medications and compassion; Stella for your smile; and Patty for your dedication.-- Debra Brantner, Fort WorthC heers: To County Commissioner Gary Fickes for sponsoring "Empowering Seniors." This annual event is free to seniors over 55. The variance and quality of booths was an amazing display of community involvement. All my questions regarding Medicare, electric service and health issues were answered by volunteer professionals. And a free lunch.-- Dan Taylor, North Richland HillsCheers: To Star-Telegram carrier Carla Stephens for her outstanding delivery service to us at Robson Ranch. The paper was always on time, dry and in the same place. Based on her excellent performance, I'm sure Carla will succeed in her future endeavors.-- Pat Sullivan, DentonCheers: To Fort Worth Police Lt. Chris Beckrich. We had a tire blow out Nov. 4. Lt. Beckrich went out of his way to assist and see that we were safe on a busy highway.-- Jayne and Barry N. Morris, Arlington
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