Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Beyoncé Knowles and her $1.8 million dollar inauguration earrings for providing yet another example of the Democratic Party's laughable hypocrisy. When it comes time for her to "redistribute" them to the so-called 99 percent for a day's wear, don't bother putting my name on the waiting list.

-- Stephanie Malloy, Arlington

Jeers: To Roger Williams and his fellow Republicans. You honestly oppose a ban on assault weapons? Really! Do you need to use scare tactics to convince us that Obama and the Dems will take away our Second Amendment rights? Stop it.

-- Mary Sue Blackwell,

Weatherford

Cheers: To the Home Depot for honoring Tom Schmidt, age 87, for 20 years of employment. Cheers to Tom, who has a vast knowledge of tools and gives great advice regarding the best tool for the job. He is an asset to the store.

-- Art Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the American Idol judges. What an embarrassment. This season has reached an all-time low-class level for all TV. We want to see the talent, not the ridiculous judges. I don't know who the winner of American Idol 2013 will be, but I know who the losers are.

-- Rickey Burns, Waco

Cheers: To all of the defensive backs in the NFL who have participated in the playoffs this year. It's really a pleasure watching players cover receivers step for step, not chasing them -- actually knowing where the ball is in flight and being able to consistently make tackles below the shoulder pads. Hope the 'Boys are watching.

-- Steve Hoffman, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Dallas Stars. Big Joe says all you need now are the fans. Nice that every game is televised, but only on cable. Not all fans have cable or can afford to travel to Dallas to attend games. Call me a lost fan. I miss it already.

-- Paul Lorich, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the person driving the white Dodge dually pulling a long flat-bed trailer parked at Wells Fargo Bank in Benbrook around 10 a.m. Nov. 29. You backed your trailer into my car then drove away. That's called hit and run! You cost me $250 and my insurance company an additional $1,800.

-- Ann Crenshaw, Benbrook

Jeers: To an Arlington mall for taking out the benches. Older people need them for resting during shopping.

-- Jean Allen, Mansfield

Cheers: To those drivers who drive "Texas friendly" and use their turn signals. Jeers to those who don't. Come on, it's not that much trouble.

-- Garry Fellers, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Police Department and AA Towing for their prompt response to a stolen vehicle that was blocking the entrance of our business at 5 a.m. Jan 10. Thank you for your service.

-- Gary and Marsha Hill,

Southlake

Cheers: To the person who found my 100 "forever" postage stamps that I dropped as I left the Kroger on Highway 26 in Richland Hills Jan. 10 and turned them in to customer service. Your display of honesty and integrity were a blessing to me.

-- Nelda J. Underwood, Hurst

Cheers: To Marcos V. at the AutoZone on Cleburne Road. He went out of his way to help me secure a light for my daughter's bike.

-- John Langevin, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Up-N-Smoke BBQ in Keller for feeding all the friends and relatives who gathered to help out Travis Steele after he lost his house to fire. They are truly great people who care about the local community.

-- Mike Prescott, Richland Hills

Cheers: To Oscar Deaton Plumbing Co. of Hurst for repairing the water service line to my house. (You never miss the water until the well runs dry.) Thanks to Mark Bryan.

-- Johnny Tarwater,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Dr. Ab Siadati, his staff and the staff of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Compassionate, skilled and ultra-professional. A top-quality facility with truly amazing people who are well-trained in patient care. Thank you.

-- Constance E. Hughes,

Arlington

Cheers: To a wonderful man named Derrick, a driver for FedEx, who so willingly gave of his time and effort to rescue an elderly couple faced with a difficult flat tire and dented rim with no spare on a busy Matlock Street in Arlington Jan. 25.

-- Bonnie and James Stevenson

Mansfield

Cheers: To those who write "Cheers" notices. I did something and forgot about it until I saw a Cheers letter thanking me. I didn't know the person. I'm sure I blushed when I saw the letter; I was surprised. I just did the right thing, never expecting that kind of gratitude.

-- Carol Clarkson, Burleson

Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for our meal at Red Lobster in Burleson on Jan. 5. What A nice surprise. We have already paid it forward.

-- Bob and Theresa Carter,

Cleburne

Cheers: To the person who was kind enough to return my key ring, found in the Burleson Wal-Mart parking lot, to customer service. I cannot express how relieved I was. Thank you so much.

-- Mary Garrett, Burleson

Cheers: To the wonderful nurses and staff on the fifth floor of Texas Health Harris Hospital Southwest and Drs. Peter Rutledge and Julian Armstrong for the care given my husband, Gary, during his recent unplanned stay. Everyone was kind, informative and explained all aspects of his care to both of us.

-- Dorothy Head, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Fire Department for a quick response and finding the source of the fire before any damage could be done to our home. We are so very thankful for their kindness and professionalism.

-- Wayne and Tonja Beisel,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the Fort Worth pharmacy that sent me half-strength dose of the medication that was prescribed by my doctor for an infection. The error, which impeded my recovery, was discovered by my home health nurse. This pharmacy will not be used again by me, who receives Medicare benefits.

-- Kathleen Anderson, Azle

Cheers: To Dyer Appliance Service Company representative Mike for correcting a problem with my dishwasher. His honesty and professionalism were beyond reproach.

-- Dorothy Allison, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful people at Bridgeway Hospice and Brightstar Home Health for their compassionate care of my Mom during the last few weeks of her life. Time and again, you went well above and beyond your duties to ensure Mom was never in pain or distress during this difficult passing process.

-- Doree A. Flinn, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the young couple that took their three small children to a 10:30 p.m. showing of This is 40 at Rave in Ridgmar Mall. Not only was this rude and inconsiderate of other moviegoers, it was amazingly irresponsible to take children to an inappropriate movie and at such a late hour.

-- Paige Judd, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Haverty's Furniture Store. My wife and I bought some furniture recently and, after a week or so, we were unhappy with the recliner. Even though the return policy had expired, they replaced the recliner with no questions asked. Thanks to everyone involved in this transaction -- a job well done.

-- Jack French, Arlington

Cheers: To all my wonderful friends who sent beautiful sympathy cards, made many calls and offered assistance during my brother Chuck's illness and sudden death. Even though we are still reeling from this tragedy, all your support, thoughtfulness and caring made it easier to endure.

-- Toni Elrod, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Arlington Orthopedic and the incredible physical therapy department, especially Garin and Ashley. They are wonderful caring individuals. They've taken me through my second knee replacement in less than a year. Dr. Pollifrone is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the Metroplex.

-- Chuck Mencke,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Angelo's Spaghetti & Steaks for returning to Arlington and opening soon in Pantego on Bowen Road. I have missed their great steaks since they closed the restaurant on Pioneer Parkway, east of Collins Street. This is so great for the Pantego area! Great Food!

-- Betty Parr, Arlington

Cheers: To Terry Rich and Bobby Zelt of Five Star Ford for going above and beyond expectations. Five Star truly cares for its customers, past and present. Thanks to Terry and Bobby for setting the bar high for customer service in the automobile business.

-- Rozlyn Faulhaber, Fort Worth

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