Cheers: To four men at the Dixie House Cafe on South Hulen Street Dec. 21. We were surprised when the waitress told us our ticket had been paid. When we asked who we should thank, she pointed to where the men had been sitting.-- Mack and Joan Lee, BurlesonCheers: To all those who showed in support of the Blevins/Dingler family, including Lucas Funeral Home and Spring Creek Barbecue in Keller. Special thanks to Chaplain Brian Hamlin. Your efforts were much appreciated and helped us through a difficult time.-- Tony DeVito and Kim Blevins, Fort WorthCheers: To dentist Robert Sorokolit at Advanced Dentistry. I was unfortunate to have need before closing the long weekends of Thanksgiving and Christmas. You and your staff are great!-- George J. Anthony, Fort WorthCheers: To the person at Rivas Mexican Restaurant for "taking care" of my family's bill on Dec. 29! This is one of the kindest things a stranger has ever done for us. Cheers to Rivas for having awesome food and great customers. We will pay it forward!-- Ashleigh Bell, Fort WorthJeers: To a surgery center for suddenly declining Medicare patients. I have had some great results and service there, and you will lose a lot of business now.-- Barry D. Wilson, North Richland HillsCheers: To Weir Furniture for its beautiful full-page ad praising Jesus on Christmas. What a wonderful world we would have if we could all believe and follow those words.-- Julie Vecera, CrowleyCheers: To Barbara of Legacy Photography in Keller. She generously offered to photograph military families at no charge. She took great photos of our family. She is truly a lovely person and a fantastic photographer. We appreciate her thoughtfulness and wish her and her family a Happy 2013!-- Sheila Otten, Fort WorthCheers: To Preceptor Omicron Kappa sorority, Peggy Barnes, Priscilla Snow, Sharman Miller and Food Pantry for their generosity in making Christmas special for one family in Mansfield. All went above and beyond with Christmas giving to put smiles on their faces and make them feel special and cared for. Thanks!-- Dee Lemser, MansfieldCheers: To the wonderful gentleman who found my purse in the shopping cart in the parking lot at Sam's on Bryant-Irvin Road during this Christmas season. He turned it in to customer service. My purse had not even been opened. Special prayers were said for this gentleman.-- Mary Swinea, CrowleyCheers: To the emergency room and 2-South personnel at Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth. I received outstanding treatment in the ER. Upon being transferred to 2-South, I was given outstanding professional medical care. Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism.-- Donna McKee, Fort WorthJeers: To the couple who invaded my driveway with tripod and camera on Christmas night to photograph Interlochen Christmas lights, while a fire engine and ambulance were parked in front of my home. They stayed as my son was carried out on a gurney, leaving only when forced.-- Diana Kunde, ArlingtonJeers: To the "rule-or-ruin" Tea Party Republicans who would rather harm all Americans than to agree with President Obama on anything. Why otherwise would they side with the ultra-top income taxpayers who already are paying the lowest taxes since 1928? And you know what happened in 1929.-- Carl V. Flores, GrandviewCheers: To former Arlington Councilman Joe Bruner, who donated $5,000 to an elementary school near his home for security improvements. If everyone in their own neighborhood could help a school in some small way, maybe we all could feel safe. Good job, Mr. Bruner!-- Sylvia Tidwell, Fort WorthJeers: To my son's middle school for the holiday video that incorrectly translated "Joyeux Noel" as "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." I believe that this was done purposely, and it offends me.-- Karen White-Dacy, Fort WorthJeers: To a restaurant on Main Street in Grapevine. For 15-plus years, four Grapevine teachers' families have been eating at this restaurant on Christmas parade night. I confirmed reservations made in September. The day before parade, the manager called stating that our room had been given to a corporate party.-- Joan Kowalski, GrapevineJeers: To a discount store for telling Santa and Mrs. Claus to leave the store for passing out Christmas cheer and candy canes (purchased at the store) to children on Dec. 23. Cheers to Wal-Mart for its Christmas spirit and allowing Santa to give so much pleasure.-- Charles Buchanan, Lake WorthJeers: To most national media's 2012 "memorial" lists. I am truly disgusted at the absence of our Libyan ambassador and his staff not being included. They were heroes who were and are being ignored by our President and now the American people. The media should delve into this atrocity.-- Sue Sanders, Fort WorthCheers: To Big John's Remodeling for a perfect remodel job just completed. The price was fair, the work professional and the crew friendly. No surprises at any point, which has not always been my experience. Should the need arise in the future, I would use them again.-- Richard Hall, BurlesonJeers: To Jerry Jones! You are the worst GM in NFL history. Jeers to Tony Romo! Records and stats don't mean anything unless you win the big games.-- Cory Clawson, CrowleyCheers: To First United Methodist Church, First Baptist, Oasis Assembly, Church of Christ, Heartsong Fellowship (all Saginaw churches) and Saginaw Elementary staff for providing the resources for the children and their families to get weekly snacks, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and presents. I am deeply grateful for their generous charity.-- Becky Henton, Counselor,Saginaw Elementary School,LakesideCheers: To Mr. Rooter Plumbing and serviceman Chris for fixing the plumbing on New Year's Eve night for a family of five in desperate need of your help. God bless your kindness to meet that need.-- Arlettia Sharp, HurstJeers: To those who would remove God from our schools and let others in, or remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. You know who you are. You are elected officials, judges and the ACLU. This country was founded on Christian principles and needs to get back to them.-- Richard Gumtau, ArlingtonCheers: To manager Jake Gordon at the Olive Garden in Burleson. He went over and above and made this mother/daughter Christmas dinner the most amazing experience ever! And made this daughter cry! It's a good thing.-- Christa E. King, Fort WorthCheers: To the Outback Steakhouse in Cityview and an anonymous diner for the generous military discount and for paying part of our bill after noting a member of our party in uniform. What they didn't know is that my husband is also a veteran. You made our week!-- Beth Duncan, AledoCheers: To all who work at Bank of the West in Grapevine, especially Annette Underwood, Lindsey O'Hare and Keith Temple. The ladies epitomize great customer service, helping me with a project for my grandchildren. Keith's word and integrity are beyond reproach. Thanks for helping and believing in me.-- Hans Strayer, GrapevineCheers: To Stumpy's in Granbury for helping 5-year-old Presley with her Friends for Animals Christmas donation box, and for their every-Wednesday proceeds to local charities.-- Ann Tomas, GranburyJeers: To newly elected U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for stating that it looks like "we" are going to have to shut down Washington to get what "we" want. Well, "we" is not us. It's time for you to start doing what is best for all Texans.-- Ed Lindsay, Fort WorthCheers: To the Daggett Montessori PTA members for their help with our alumni reunion. The atmosphere was great, and the event turned out well. Thank you for all the support you give our teachers and students.-- Michael Hatch, CleburneCheers: To the kind lady who paid for my breakfast in the drive-thru of the Whataburger on Rufe Snow Drive Dec. 7, saying, "Merry Christmas." It was a wonderful surprise. I have already paid it forward. Jeers to me for waiting so long to send this cheer.-- Debbie Harrison, Fort WorthJeers: To the Cotton Bowl announcers. This game deserves better. I have heard better announcers at high school games. Enough "Johnny Football" and "Giving them the wood." You have two first-class teams, a first-class stadium and amateur announcers.-- Marvin Chosky, Huntingtown, Md.
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