Cheers: To West Virginia fans for their hospitality at the West Virginia-TCU football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Before, during and after the Big 12 game, the fans disproved their hostile/rude reputation by their over-the-top cordial and gracious welcome. Mountaineers fans good -- Red Raiders fans, not so good.-- Joe Blackwell, BedfordCheers: To the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church bereavement committee for a wonderful luncheon in honor of our uncle, John M. Mata.; to the Rev. Antony Mathew for the beautiful words at the funeral Mass; and to the Naval Air Station Fort Worth for the Navy servicemen and women at the graveside ceremony.-- Rosa Linda Delgado and Michael R. Williamson, SaginawJeers: To a local hospital. On Nov. 7, my granddaughter suffered a seizure and was transported by ambulance. She arrived around 4:30 p.m. and did not see a doctor until midnight.-- Charles Davis, BenbrookCheers: To the man who found my Bluetooth earpiece in the parking lot of Walgreens in Crowley and turned it in. I appreciate you taking time to do that when you could have ignored it. Your action is a reminder that people do care. God bless you.-- Allison Bowser, BurlesonJeers: To a national coffee brand. While the size of their exquisitely packaged product has remained the same, its net weight (read: "coffee") has gradually diminished and is now just 10 ounces. Likely an oversight, but its price remains about the same. Check it out.-- Jim Russell, Grand PrairieCheers: To Esmeralda Cadena! She is my second-six-weeks Leonard Pride Award winner. She comes to class with a positive attitude, is very helpful, comes in early if needed to work on her assignments or if she has any questions, is a joy to teach and very conscientious.-- Stuart Sumner, Fort WorthCheers: To Euless for installing stop signs on Ash Lane at Bear Creek Parkway. Due to the curved roadway, that has always been a scary intersection for both drivers and pedestrians.-- Sheryl Black, ColleyvilleJeers: To the rude, obnoxious customer at a Mansfield restaurant who hurried the server, then shouted, "If you can't do the job right, you should quit," when she dropped his order. She was reduced to tears, and when his order was redelivered, he said, "We're leaving."-- Joan Lee, BurlesonJeers: To the major company whose crew felt it OK to steal from a small country church by filling tanks with water on more than one occasion and having the audacity of telling the pastor (who finally caught one of the thieves) that you'd need to fill up again!-- Colleen K. Duncan, BoydCheers: To Wayne Myrick's letter ("Majority wrong," Nov. 11). He certainly nailed it regarding Obama's re-election.-- Dale Zimmerman, Fort WorthCheers: To Mario at Assure Cool Air & Heating. He determined that my air and heat were not working because the switch on my furnace apparently had been accidentally shut off when I moved boxes in my attic. I was so happy that I only owed him for a service call.-- Kaye Riopelle, Fort WorthCheers: To the Healthcare Store of Hurst for professional and upright service. Their assistance in the maintenance of my father's scooter and wheelchair demonstrated integrity, which is greatly appreciated.-- Iris Austin, Fort WorthCheers: To Trinity High School's musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Directors Michael Dean, Jamie Pringle and cast and crew did an awesome job. The narrators were amazing, Joseph was wonderful and Elvis stole the show!-- Jeannette Cook, BedfordCheers: To Ol' South Pancake House (Rex, Joy and the wonderful staff), and their generous customers Nov. 10, for helping support Passion Horse Rescue by donating to purchase winter hay for 30-plus horses. Annabelle, our spokeshorse, had a great time meeting everyone.-- Susan Eurto, Fort WorthCheers: To the thoughtful diner who gave a very generous tip and a note to Dian, the lady busing tables, at the Captain D's restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Burleson Nov. 7. You made her day and ours, too. God bless you.-- Bob and Carol Williams, CleburneCheers: And many thanks to Southside Veterinary Clinic for sending Michael to get Bob out of a tight spot.-- Laurie Sandefur, Fort WorthCheers: To Elizabeth, who works at Mr. Zee's Cleaners on Alta Mere Drive in Fort Worth. I accidentally left a cherished medallion in a jeans pocket I left for laundry. She found it and saved it for me. She is to be commended for being an honest, courteous employee.-- Lillian Haile, AledoJeers: To the older couple who recently paid for their meal at Logan's Roadhouse with a $100 bill and surely must have realized they had received too much change. Their poor waitress had to make up the difference.-- Nancy Welton, HurstCheers: To the very nice lady in the next-to-last booth at Mexican Inn on East Lancaster Avenue Nov. 11. You made our day by picking up our tab. Animal welfare is often a thankless occupation. It was a very heartfelt gesture and was much appreciated!-- Shelly Meeks, Fort WorthCheers: To the Izean F. Davidson Guild at Baker Chapel AME Church for their ministry. They recently named their event "Maria's Boutique" in honor of member C. Marie Mingo, who is fighting cancer.-- Sheila Baker, Forest HillCheers: To the person who found my cellphone at Six Flags over Texas on Oct. 26 and turned it in to security! Wow! Thank you soooooo very much, and I pray your good deed is returned should you ever lose yours. God bless you!-- Donna Goodrum, HurstCheers: To Maggie Thomas for helping me become a better writer. I know she loves reading all of the Cheers and Jeers, and now she has her very own. P.S. I am forever grateful for all of the snacks.-- Victoria Rios, Fort WorthCheers: To our wonderful Wedgwood neighbors of the past seven years. Our street is like a small town where everyone looks after one another: sharing food during illnesses, rolling in everyone's garbage and recycling bins, caring for pets during travel. Waco Way, you're the best!-- Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin, Fort WorthCheers: To County Commissioner Gary Fickes and the many supporters and volunteers for the 2012 Senior Expo -- a much-needed service for the many seniors to get medical check-ups, as well as information on programs available to seniors. The entertainment was great, also.-- L. G. Turner, North Richland HillsJeers: To all those still displaying political signs. Attention, citizens: The election is over. Take down all the signs already!-- Thomas Miesch, ArlingtonJeers: To whoever decided to put a traffic light on Jacksboro Highway at Ohio Garden Road. The traffic used to flow evenly; now there is a backup to River Oaks Boulevard each weekday morning. What used to be a nice, easy way to get to downtown is now a time-consuming hassle.-- Karen Hooper, Fort WorthJeers: To the Colleyville City Council for voting unanimously to approve a zoning change on land in southwest Colleyville to allow a large nursing home complex to be built, when 90 percent of the homeowners who attended the public hearings opposed it. Developers win out over homeowners in Colleyville.-- Steven F. Fryer, ColleyvilleJeers: To a local gym that no longer offers group fitness classes at one of its three locations unless you join the new group fitness building, which is three times the cost of my monthly membership. It forces members to travel farther for classes or switch gyms.-- Lisa Dimmitt, Fort WorthCheers: To the city of Euless and North Main BBQ for the wonderful luncheon they provide for the senior citizens of Euless. They have done this for 19 years, and each year it gets better. Also, thanks to Diane Eggert for all the work she does.-- Diana Traylor, Wilma Morgan, Marilee and Larry Hoth, and Sue Omlor, EulessJeers: To pro footballers who think they have to do a Crip dance, boogaloo, choreographed team dance or bad imitation of Godzilla. You didn't cure cancer or discover a new element. Save the theatrics and be thankful you can play and get paid for it.-- Tom Fenimore, HurstCheers: To Kids Matter International for hosting a fantastic "Around the Block" shopping event on Nov. 13! Four hundred children were assisted by 1,100 volunteers during this annual charity event. Beautifully organized and smiling faces everywhere. Cheers also to Kohl's Southlake for an endless supply of cheerful, helpful employees.-- Wendy K. Adler, SouthlakeCheers: To Colin Kelly and his staff at the Silver Fox Steakhouse on University Drive for their wonderful tribute to veterans Nov. 12. The free entree and wonderful service were appreciated so much. The Fallen Warriors Table was also a beautiful reminder for all. God bless you, and God bless America. -- Mary Mulkay and Don Donahugh, Fort Worth Cheers: For recognizing cancer survivor Hunter Weaver as the star of the music video for the annual Frogs for the Cure game held Nov. 10. American Idol finalist Tim Halperin (TCU '11) performed an original song written for this event to show his support. It was called Cross that Line.-- Andrea Hein, Fort Worth
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