Cheers: To the football-playing "little cockroaches" from TCU who whupped the mighty Texas Longhorns -- and in their own front yard, before 100,000-plus fans. There was Turkey Day joy in Cowtown. Bring it on, home team.-- A. L. McCluney, HurstJeers: To the young man at Lake Weatherford who keeps a large dog that barks and howls for hours day and night, making life miserable for an elderly couple living nearby. Jeers also to his parents, who refuse to intercede. Super jeers to Texas for not having county noise ordinances.-- the Rev. Rollie Brooks, WeatherfordJeers: To the Fort Worth City Council for increasing rates due to lower wastewater flows. Apparently, we have become too savvy about water use so we can reduce our costs and improve efficiencies. But because we are so efficient, we must pay an "efficiency penalty."-- Rebekah Cahoon, Fort WorthCheers: To whoever is responsible for placing reflective paint and discs on the turn lanes at South Hulen Street and Granbury Road. Perhaps they could do the same at South Hulen and Loop 820. Also, lane markers are desperately needed on Granbury Road., as well on Eighth Avenue and other streets.-- Claire T. Brown, Fort WorthCheers: To Albertson's on Alton Road in Westcliff Shopping Center for helping us provide Thanksgiving dinners for 15 McLean 6th Grade Center families. Special thanks to managers Noe and Kirk. Good pricing and great service earned you a loyal customer!-- Patty Potter, Fort WorthCheers: To the man with the silver Kia who helped us one Sunday morning near Weatherford. Had my 8-year-old with me and ran out of gas. He had us towed to a gas station within 15 minutes! Wouldn't even take our offering of thanks. What a great guy! You rock!-- Hope Young, Fort WorthCheers: To IBM for always having my pension check on time, every time. And the federal government for always having my Social Security check on time, every time. What a blessing they both are.-- Mary Ann Morrow, BedfordCheers: To Paschal High School's Mitchell "Dusty" Walker for being selected to represent Texas in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.-- M. Scott Hernandez, Chicago, Ill.Cheers: To Harry and staff at Rollerland West for hosting a fundraiser skating party for Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School. The students had a wonderful time, and the school had an opportunity to raise some money.-- Tim Oberheu, Fort WorthCheers: To the Hilton Hotel for providing coffee, juice and pastries for the crowd that attended the dedication of the JFK Tribute on Nov. 8.-- Eva and Neil Isbell, Fort WorthCheers: To dentist Stephen L. Parker at DFW Smiles for taking his lunch hour to come to my rescue during one of my darker hours. His compassion for others is truly a gift and not for sale.-- Cindy Bunch, BedfordJeers: To the Dallas/Fort Worth television news stations that interrupted their regular programming for one hour to show a picture of a chemical fire burning in a chemical pit at a business in Garland. It deserved about three minutes of coverage.-- Richard Livingston, BurlesonCheers: To the woman at the Hulen Walmart who found my wallet, with cash, cards and drivers license, in a shopping cart and returned it. I am eternally grateful!-- Tricia Scott, Fort WorthJeers: To all the people who think seceding from the Union is a great idea. Just like you thought Mitt Romney would make a better president. Texas and U.S. government classes are available at your local community college.-- Belinda Johnson, Fort WorthCheers: To Sewing World at Ridgmar Mall. I took my machine in because the stitch was not right. The gentleman knew just what needed to be done. He didn't charge me for the service, and I was able to take my machine back home. Thanks for your service and kindness.-- Frances Arriaga, Fort WorthJeers: To the Dallas Mavericks for not getting rid of Derek Harper, who is a terrible TV analyst. He adds nothing to the telecast. Mark Followill is great, but time to mute the TV and tune in Chuck Copperstein on the radio.-- Patrick LeClaire, Fort WorthCheers: To Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home, especially Stacy Gray, for work with arrangements for our mother, Dorothy Carter. With a large family, this was handled very well. Also, cheers to the Palliative Care Unit staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth: Mary, Dr. Davis and Dr. Alvin M.-- Richard G. Carter Jr., Fort WorthCheers: To the 8U Keller Chargers for winning second place in the Grapevine Baseball Association Santa Cop Charity All-Stars Tournament. A special cheers to teammate Lawson Cox for much needed pats on the back!-- Ed and Debbie Harsh, Haltom CityCheers: To the teachers and students of Grapevine High School for the tremendous effort and welcome to the veterans on Nov. 12. The outpouring of kindness and thanks is so very much appreciated. These students show us we in the USA have a great future.-- Jack Gallagher, ColleyvilleCheers: To Tim Darnell Plumbing for coming to our rescue for what we thought to be a major problem. Thanks to Tim, our problem was fixed quickly and inexpensively. Great customer service.-- Joe Bell, Haltom CityCheers: To the TCU Frogs. I was there when TCU (#18) defeated TU (#2) 14 to 9 in Memorial Stadium in Austin, Nov. 14, 1959. TCU was behind 9-0 at the half. What an awesome game. No one sat down for the last half like a bunch of Aggies. It was cold with snow-flurries, but TCU was hot. It can be (and was) done again.-- Gerald Lively, ArlingtonCheers: To the young people from the Getsemani Baptist Church who were serving hot chocolate and coffee to the passengers at the TRE station in Richland Hills on Nov. 21. Thank you so much.-- Billy Slimp, ArlingtonCheers: To the hospice at James L. West Alzheimer Center for taking such good care of my wife during her last few days with us on this Earth.-- Jeff James, Fort WorthCheers: To the VA North Texas Health Care System: Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic. As a patient for 12 years, thank you for the fabulous job you all do. I'm amazed and grateful for your punctual, professional caring staff! I love Dr. Liu and his fantastic nurses.-- Dennis D. Farnik, ArlingtonCheers: To the city of Fort Worth for quickly filling the pot holes in front of my mother's home. I called to report them, and the city quickly filled them that same day. I love seeing my tax dollars put to good use!-- Mayra Alaniz, Fort WorthJeers: To those referring to the first Christmas shopping day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday." It's depressing. Sounds like the day of the stock market crash! Why not call it something more upbeat - like "Jingle Friday" (as in "jingle bells" at Christmas and "jingle" of cash registers ringing up sales.)?-- Mike Jones, Fort WorthCheers: To the thoughtful couple that paid our dinner tab Nov. 17 at Mexican Inn in Mansfield. What a nice and unexpected surprise! You made our day, and we certainly will pass this forward. God bless!-- Bill and Linda Smith,MansfieldJeers: To the merchants who lure folks in on Thanksgiving night and early Friday morning to shop for Christmas deals that will certainly re-surface again before Dec. 25. Double jeers to the local TV news stations for foregoing genuine news stories in lieu of goofy "Black Friday" hype.-- Linda Morgan, SouthlakeJeers: To the intoxicated man in the Arlington parking lot driving a black Chevy truck with the temporary tag and a red, white and blue construction company sign on the door. You hit my car, almost hit a witness and, when I asked for insurance information, quickly drove away.-- Keira Bauer-Severy, ArlingtonJeers: To the couple sitting in the middle of a row at Twilight Breaking Dawn II movie in Grapevine. They refused to move two seats so my wife and I could sit with our two daughters. Cheers to the girls who made room so my family could watch that awful movie together.-- Joe Rooney, ColleyvilleCheers: To the person who left a much-appreciated gift on our front door Nov. 24. May God bless you and yours.-- Cecil and Carol McPherson, Fort WorthCheers: To store manager Brad Goss and his staff at the Walmart in Weatherford for the luncheon for the veterans, and certificates of appreciation. Thank you, from us veterans.-- Preston Snoga, MillsapJeers: To the bad TXA 21 coverage of the Fort Worth "Parade of Lights." You couldn't hear any music from the bands, and they reported on floats that weren't even being shown. It was constant confusion from the commentators. So sad for such a great event.-- Donna Barry, ArlingtonCheers: To the anonymous person or persons who paid for my meal at West Side Cafe Nov. 25. Thanks from an Army veteran.-- Vernon Hollingshead, Fort WorthJeers: To the many, many drivers who ignore stop signs at the intersection of Chapin Road and Renzel/Van Deman Streets on the Benbrook and Fort Worth city dividing line. I'm amazed that there aren't car accidents there regularly.-- Lissa Willis, BenbrookCheers: To the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Colleyville, manager Steve Chapman and employees. It has bright, clean, wide aisles, lots of merchandise and friendly personnel. Thanks for coming to Colleyville.-- Roland and Ann Kelley, Colleyville Jeers: To all the charities, veterans organizations, etc. for sending all of those personalized address labels during fundraising campaigns. We couldn't use them in a decade. What a waste! Also, the coins and pre-stamped envelopes. Save your money! Notepads are nice!-- Alfred Belota, Fort Worth
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