Jeers: To the Dallas Cowboys for letting Josh Brent sit on the sideline. If alcohol had not been involved, maybe that would make a difference.-- Patsy Miller, SaginawCheers: To J.C. Penney for not opening until 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Jeers to all retailers that opened on Thanksgiving -- a day for families to be together and give thanks.-- Cathy Ochoa, SpringtownCheers: To the employees at Kroger on South Cooper Street in Arlington. While shopping, I lost a "Thank You" card with a gift-card inside, given to me earlier that morning. Several weeks later, I stopped by the service desk to ask about it, and there it was! How unexpected and honorable.-- Kathleen Auriene, ArlingtonJeers: To the Grinch who stole three Christmas packages and took items out of the other three packages waiting on my front porch for mail pickup. You stole from my grandchildren.-- Susan Avery, Fort WorthCheers: To Kline Automotive for all they do for my family. They try hard to fix problems the cheapest way. The Mannings think you all are fantastic. Thanks.-- Pattie Manning, KellerJeers: To a man who interrupted my lunch with a friend at Denny's on South Hulen Street. With a fanatical display of jibber-jabbering and emotions, he put his hands on me, I suppose to invoke a spontaneous healing of my disability. It's people like him who give religion a bad name.-- Sandra Richards, Fort WorthJeers: To an east Fort Worth market that on the morning of Dec. 15 had only one cashier to check groceries. The market was full, and lines were backed up. Not acceptable, manager.-- Dorothy Allen, Fort WorthCheers: To hunter Bob Dorcy for his Dec. 19 letter. A voice of reason in the matter of gun control. Thanks, Bob!-- Neilda L. Johnson, BurlesonCheers: To Heidi, Clifton, Kevin and Mitch at SiNaCa for patience and heartfelt instructions for our glass-blowing class. Success! Made our Christmas memorable. It is obvious you guys love what you do!-- Jay and Tina Vineyard Family,Fort WorthCheers: To Lillian Foshee, Junior Sanchez and Jesse Brantley for donating their time and resources to rebuild a home for a family displaced by fire in Mansfield.-- Mary Boggess Vann, Fort WorthCheers: To Fidel and Miss Paula at Jones Hearing Aid Center in Cleburne for doing their best to keep the hearing-impaired functional.-- Ralph Rockett, CleburneJeers: To the bluish-white headlights on cars coming toward or from behind me while driving, even in the daytime. It's so bad I have to put my left hand up to prevent blinding or use the dimmer on the rear-view mirror.-- Dave Pearson, Fort WorthCheers: To the North Richland Hills Fire Department for the quick, extremely professional, skilled and compassionate response to a 911 heart failure call for my 92-year-old mother. She is at home now doing well. I am glad I live in your city. God bless your team!-- John Joyce, North Richland HillsCheers: To Dr. Justin Lee, his staff and the staff of USMD Hospital at Arlington. Compassionate, skilled and ultra professional. A top-quality facility, with truly amazing people who are well-trained in patient care.-- Paul and Lisa Keese, BurlesonCheers: To Betty, a woman I met at Wal-Mart on McCart Avenue while doing my Angel Tree shopping. Your gift allowed for fifteen additional children to be blessed. God bless you.-- Claudette Wallace, Fort WorthCheers: To the good Samaritan and the Fort Worth firefighters who helped me get up when I had fallen on Thanksgiving Day and was lying in the yard. The good Samaritan saw me and turned around to help. The firemen lifted me up like I was a feather.-- Peggy Hart, CrowleyCheers: To Angela at H-E-B Burleson! Checking out, I couldn't find my ATM card and needed to go home (Arlington) to get it. Angela came over, paid my bill and told me I could pay next time I was there. This was so unexpectedly over-the-top and a big blessing!-- Linn Davis, ArlingtonCheers: To the tall young man riding a skateboard in downtown Fort Worth on a Sunday in December. Waiting to cross at Fifth and Main streets, he turned his pockets inside out to retrieve what little money he had to give to a homeless man. It's wonderful to see that compassion.-- Dana Tsukahara, Fort WorthCheers: To veterinarian Carrie Ann Mark of Kitten to Cat Hospital for passing her boards, making her the only board-certified feline specialist in North Texas. Great job!-- Jenny Hockett, HasletCheers: To the nice lady who helped me with Medicare issues at the Social Security Administration office on Altamesa Boulevard. She was knowledgeable and accommodating, which is hard to do when dealing with confusing government policies. Thanks for making my holidays a little brighter.-- Keith Miller, North Richland HillsCheers: To Main Street Home Care of Azle. Our family is thankful for the care given to our loved one by the home health, but more so by the caring and compassion of the hospice team. Special thanks to Sarah, Angela and Libby.-- Amy Renner, Fort WorthCheers: To Rebecca C. Denmon of Arlington for her Dec. 23 letter asking, "Why as a nation do we know the signs of a heart attack, stroke and cancer, but not mental illness?" Why, indeed? Wake up people, stop the denial, take notice, be aware, observe and take action.-- Marilyn J. Peterson, ArlingtonJeers: To the Fort Worth police officer in the Lake Worth 24 Hour Fitness parking lot the night of Dec. 21. You were too busy chatting with a non-uniformed female in your car to help our group jump-start a friend's truck. You sped off even after we asked for your assistance.-- Chelsea Short, Fort WorthCheers: To Westside Animal League volunteers for finding great homes for my foster dogs. Jeers to owners who abandoned those dogs, resulting in them ending up on the euthanasia lists at shelters. Cheers to the new owners of Minnie, Harley, Indie, Lucky, Angel and Gabe for adopting a homeless animal!-- Joy Lowrie, Fort WorthCheers: To the employees of Trader Joe's. I was shopping the evening of my anniversary and happened to mention it to an employee. She presented me with a bouquet of flowers as I was leaving and wished me a happy anniversary. Now that is customer service!-- Cathy R. Sheffield, Fort WorthCheers: To the angel who dropped a card in my cart while I was shopping at City Market in Burleson. It read, "Merry Christmas Jesus is the reason for the season." So I passed on the $10 that was inside to other angels called Meals on Wheels. Thank you, angel!-- Barbara Spindor, BurlesonCheers: To Holy Cross Christian Academy of Burleson students for performing random acts of kindness on Dec. 21. Jeers to Ms. Scrooge who complained to the Kohl's manager, then raised her voice at several of these students for not "asking permission" to clean people's car windows.-- Cathy Smith, Fort WorthCheers: To the Bell Conte Ringers, Foster-Murray Ringers and Grace Notes Choirs of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church for the fantastic Carols by Candlelight concert Dec. 23. The music selections were excellent and performed perfectly. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, showing the true meaning of Christmas!-- Debi Haupt Geltmeier,Haltom CityJeers: To a local towing company for illegally towing my vehicle at my girlfriend's apartment although my vehicle was in a spot where management said I could park. Cost me $293 and presents from under my Christmas tree and nearly ruined my 12-year-old's Christmas.-- Brian Lovelace, Hubbard
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