Cheers: To the fine citizens of Tolar for their beautiful display of American flags commemorating the service of Riley Stephens to his country and the ultimate price he paid. Rest in peace, Riley!-- Mara Hammit, HurstCheers: To the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders for paying tribute to Donnie Mears, retired master sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Your presence before the funeral and your escort to the cemetery was an awesome honor for our brother, son, dad and friend. Thank you for being there.-- Debbie Mears Storm, AzleCheers: To the thoughtful lady who stopped by our table at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant on Nov. 11 and asked if I was a veteran, then paid for our meal. God bless you -- you made my day! This made me proud to be an American.-- Johnny Largent, Fort WorthCheers: To Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Ward and their fourth-grade class at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Mansfield for their rapt attention and respect for this Air Force veteran on Veterans Day. They listened respectfully, asked great questions and sent individual notes of thanks. American young people, you made me proud!-- Rick Weintraub, ArlingtonCheers: To Grapevine's Big Fish Seafood Grill & Bar. While celebrating our combined wedding anniversary and Veterans Day, I inquired about a veterans discount. To our surprise and delight, Caitlin told us that our delicious dinner was complimentary and thanked me for my service. This old Marine swelled with pride.-- Ret. Col. and Mrs. Craig Scott, Trophy ClubCheers: To St. Maria Goretti Catholic School teacher Mary Beth Cottingham for her work organizing the Veterans Day program. Cheers to the many veterans who took the time to speak to our students. We are thankful for their lessons about the honor in service and sacrifice for one's country.-- Stephanie Malloy, ArlingtonCheers: To the gentleman at the bar at Saltgrass Steak House on East Lamar Boulevard in Arlington. My husband was wearing his Marine jacket and cap when we went to eat. We wished we could have thanked him personally for honoring a veteran by paying for our meal.-- Billie Clark, ArlingtonCheers: To Applebee's in Burleson for a great Veterans Day lunch! Whitney, our server, gave excellent service and watched my purse for me. Manager Gerald worked alongside his staff to make sure everything went well. Awesome to see our vets honored by Applebee's staff!-- Emily Lopez, EulessCheers: To the gentleman in the brown sport coat who paid for lunch for our group of Navy personnel in uniform Nov. 9 at Mi Cocina downtown. This group visited nursing and assisted-living communities to thank their residents in honor of Veterans Day. Your generosity touched our group.-- Kathy Campbell, Fort Worth Cheers: To the restaurants that provided free meals to veterans to thank them for their service. Thank you. Jeers to those veterans with means (cellphones, smokes, etc.) who left without providing any tip to their servers. Come on, do the right thing!-- Robert Marcotte, ArlingtonJeers: To one of Tarrant County's largest employers for terminating a veteran the week before Veterans Day. Loyalty and commitment that are taught in the military are tempered in the corporate world.-- Jody Chavis, KellerCheers: To the Neill family, who on Nov. 2 paid for my wife's lunch and mine at the Burleson On the Border in appreciation of my naval service in World War II. The Lord bless them and prosper them, and we thank them.-- Paul R. Spengler, BurlesonJeers: To hundreds of Republican politicians who signed a pledge never to raise taxes pushed by a rich man who seems to want to control our Congress. Now, Republicans represent the rich, leaving 90 percent of our people without any representation. They call themselves patriots. I call them Grover's little puppets.-- Bettie A. Fowler, BenbrookJeers: To the many people and businesses who mow their lawns, blow the grass into the streets and then complain about lack of good drinking water.-- Kathleen Luffman, EvermanCheers: To manager Kevin at the QuikTrip on Bryant Irvin Road. I had an issue with my debit card after I'd already pumped gas. Kevin was kind, patient and discreet as he helped me remedy the situation. I hope the company knows the kind of man they have there.-- David R. Wilson, Fort WorthCheers: To Brandi and Lindsey, who clean my house every other Thursday. They do lots of "extras," and they leave everything so clean! I really appreciate these two young ladies.-- Joanie Roper, Fort WorthJeers: To a Jeep driver on River Park Drive on Nov. 1 who decided that stopping at a stop sign isn't necessary if the car in front of you already has.-- Debbie Holland, Fort WorthCheers: And gratitude to Karen of Euless for taking my lost billfold, containing cash, driver's license and credit cards, to the Bedford Police Department on Oct. 27. God Bless your integrity. Cheers also to Bedford police for contacting me and reuniting me with my property.-- Sandra Bitz, HurstJeers: To the couple who drove their car in the middle of the street while their kids trick-or-treated and then the father would open the car door, hold out a bag for them to drop the candy in. What kind of morals are you teaching your kids?-- Janice Strickland, BurlesonJeers: To the person who stopped your car at the soccer fields parking lot, threw out your old blind, deaf dog and drove off. He wandered around in circles until my son took him home and is trying to find him a good home and someone to love him. Shame on you.-- Evelyn Cope, KellerCheers: To the new management at the Cleburne Golf Ranch just off U.S. 67. Their hard work and commitment to clean up things have turned around this nice little 9-hole short course, driving range and golf facility. This is now a much-improved, great little family-friendly place.-- Cleve O'Banion, GrandviewCheers: To Officer Tyler Sewell of the Southlake Police Department, who quickly came to my aid and changed my flat tire on Texas 114 on Oct. 31. I certainly appreciated his help and assistance.-- Diane Musfeldt, Fort WorthCheers: To several wonderful people who on Nov. 2 helped my husband change a flat tire on our Mini Cooper at Cityview Lanes bowling alley. They were members of the Special Olympics bowling team, and we want to thank them publicly for their kindness. Kindheartedness is alive in Fort Worth!-- Doris Moore, GranburyJeers: To Southlake Style magazine's November issue for the two-page spread headline, "X-mas Kicks!" I am offended that a nice magazine would use a slang expression. What does "X-mas" mean, anyway?-- Rhonda Aubert, SouthlakeCheers: To our local Frost Bank branch for providing free Starbucks coffee to tired teachers at the end of every month. These small gestures really brighten our day.-- Robyn Dellamura, Fort WorthCheers: To the anonymous good Samaritan who paid for two new tires for our Toyota on Oct. 22 at Discount Tire on Bryant Irvin Road. Wow! You made the day much brighter for two senior citizens. Thank you so much! Thanks to Discount Tire for your help also.-- Gloria Abrams, Fort WorthCheers: To the kind lady who prepaid for the items of a senior lady at the Dollar Tree Camp Bowie Boulevard store Oct. 31. Your kindness blesses all and will certainly be paid forward in your honor.-- Dorothy Burris, ArlingtonCheers: To Dalton's Corner in Burleson for their great food and excellent service. It is worth the drive to experience this great restaurant.-- Fred and Janelle Coyle,BurlesonJeers: To the telecommunications company in Grand Prairie that has some of its employees working two weeks and more with no scheduled days off. They place no value on family time. Anybody need a good customer service rep/dispatcher?-- Joan Dickinson, Grand PrairieCheers: To the election staff at the JPS Health Center-Viola M. Pitts/Como early voting site. They were professional, courteous and cheerful despite long lines.-- Jack Smith, Fort WorthJeers: To whoever is in charge of "fall back, spring forward." We hate it. Please leave the clock at one place or the other. Don't care which!-- James Cox, GrapevineCheers: To the lady on McGee Drive in Fort Worth who on Nov. 3 told my daughter the grassless area in our yard was a gas leak. I called Atmos. They came out and repaired it that night. Cheers to the Atmos crew for their response.-- Mary Jo Hedrick, GodleyCheers: To Stan and Shelly, owners of Stan's Barbecue in Cleburne, for making our son's birthday party unforgettable. Not only was the barbecue, especially the ribs, the best we have ever had, their friendliness and attention to our needs were unsurpassed. The trip from Burleson is well worth it.-- Rus and Pam Artmier, Burleson
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