Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Denbury Resources and CEO Phil Rykhoek for sponsoring Military Day at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. They provide free tickets to all active and retired military and their families. A heartfelt "thanks, y'all" from all of us who serve and have served this great nation.

-- James Harrod, Hurst

Cheers: And a big thanks to the local networks for airing the memorial for Chris Kyle. A beautiful tribute honoring an American hero.

-- Wendy Scaggs, Fort Worth

Cheers: To those making a special day at the rodeo and stock show for 56 children: Sponsor Lighthouse for the Blind Fort Worth's Platt Allen, Nancy Fisher and Robert Ohr; Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Brad Barnes, Carolyn Sterett, Paul Davis, Allison, Steve Carlise, Moos Brothers; Westland Ranch-Petting Zoo/Horse Rides; and Coburn Catering.

-- B.J. Cox, Weatherford

Cheers: To the waitress at Brio Tuscan Grille who not only provided excellent service, but found my father's iPhone and returned it to him after we left. Her courtesy and kindness are greatly appreciated!

-- Rick Frie, Grapevine

Cheers: To the person who paid for my family's dinner at On the Border Feb. 8. We were certainly stunned when the waiter told us our meal was paid for. Thank you, and may you forever be blessed! We will pay it forward!

-- Heather McDaniel, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Amy at the Alliance JC Penney. In these days, when customer service seems to be passé, Amy went above and beyond the normal call of duty to assist me in making a purchase for my mother. She treated me as though I was the only customer in the store.

-- Russell L. Livingston,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To West Side Campus of Care nurses station No. 1 West, for the wonderful care you gave our father, Weldon Lee. Cheers to Odyssey Hospice for the care you gave him during those final days. We can't even begin to thank you for all you did. You're all such good people.

-- Gary and Kay Lee

Cheers: To Wade Funeral Home for the superior service and compassion they extended to me and my family as we planned my husband's funeral. The attention to our wishes and requests and all of the details were first class. Thank you for making our last memories of Jerry so special.

-- Beverly Strausser, Arlington

Cheers: To Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital fourth floor nursing staff, especially Katrina, Daisy and Phoebe for their excellent care on my recent and previous stays. Professional and friendly attitude was greatly appreciated during my time there. Also cheers to vascular surgeon Dr. Jon Senkowky; he is great.

-- Robert Wright, Arlington

Jeers: To all the drivers who don't know how to drive like Texans. If someone uses a blinker to get into your lane, don't speed up. And if you let them in, wave back or blink your lights when they wave to thank you. Slow down; it's not a race.

-- Sherry Berman, Southlake

Cheers: To Karen Gill, the crossing guard at Holiday Heights Elementary in North Richland Hills. She's always there, rain or shine, with a friendly smile and a warm greeting to start the students' day. Great job.

-- Paul Crawford,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the gentleman who stopped by and helped me when I had a flat tire on my bike. I was at Trinity Park bike trails. I was part of a "Citizens on Patrol" group. It was almost dark when my tire got flat. Thanks again.

-- Bill Morris, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Back Door Cafe on Davis Boulevard. My husband and I love this little cafe owned by Debra Pernetti. The home-cooking is amazing, and her desire to please is hard to find. Bud Kennedy should do a review.

-- Deanna Luke,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To WFAA/Channel 8 News at 10 p.m. Feb. 1, for not treating its viewers as though they're idiots. No "live" reporters in the dead of night standing where something had happened during the day. It was real news, not just police blotter reporting.

-- John Linford, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those who make illegal right turns by getting on the shoulder before turning. I'm referring specifically to Business U.S. 287 through Saginaw. My daughter was ticketed for doing that. And jeers to those who honk at me for staying in the right lane until turning.

-- Michael Smith, Saginaw

Cheers: To Steve Crawford Roofing and Remodeling, along with his installers (Chuck, Chris and John) for the excellent job they did installing new storm windows in my home. They arrived at 8:15 a.m., unloaded, began removing the old windows and were finished at 1:15 p.m.. Everything was clean -- no trash left behind.

-- Frances Covington, Benbrook

Cheers: To Police Officer Mark Hernandez, whose computer knowledge of the Apple iCloud helped me find the iPad I thought was stolen but merely misplaced. Apple iCloud pinpointed its exact location off Bryant Irvin Road. Amazing technology, plus the officer's persistence and skills, made my day.

-- Herman I. Morris, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Patty Fenoglio for your letter in favor of a national sales tax in lieu of the income tax. Sounds like the "fair tax." Politicians (especially Democrats) should love it as they believe that everyone should pay their "fair share."

-- Hershel D. Goar, Burleson

Cheers: To the lovely lady who paid for my husband's and my breakfast Tuesday at Busy B's Bakery on the Benbrook Trafffic Circle. She made our day. We will pass it on when we are out next time.

-- Carolyn Boyles, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, their ER staff, ICU staff and Dr. Saleemi for their prompt, courteous and excellent professional care for cardiac catheterization. I was admitted without any ID. NASCAR could learn something from them about teamwork. I am thankful for their great care!

-- Gary T. Yancy, Arlington

Cheers: To the crossing guard at Daggett Elementary School who literally wrapped his arms around a child and pulled them back after a driver ignored his stop sign and continued through the intersection. He saved that child -- no doubt.

-- Johnell Kelley, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the individual or individuals who stole the white wrought iron chairs from my porch. They were a part of a set that belonged to my late mother. I have many precious memories and photos of her and my father sitting in those chairs overlooking her yard of beautiful flowers.

-- Linda Black, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind lady who paid for our lunch Feb. 8 at On the Border in Burleson. What a pleasant surprise, and we will definitely "pay it forward." Thank you for making our day!

-- Charlie and Nancy Stewart, Crowley

Cheers: To Kevin Butler and the rest of the Secular Student Alliance for setting up the North Texas Secular Alliance convention at University of Texas at Dallas. It was great to see so many speakers, and I'm looking forward to next year's convention.

-- Julio Rosario, Bedford

Cheers: To the wonderful employees and patrons who were at the Applebees on Loop 820 and Rufe Snow Drive on Feb. 8 for their quick response and ultimate kindness to my mom and dad when he suffered a stroke. He also wants to add his thanks.

-- Heather Hammack,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bud Ethridge of Ethridge Automotive in Colleyville. What we thought to be a major car problem turned out to be a minor one. Bud quickly found the problem, fixed it and charged us very little for his time. We appreciate your honesty and will use you from now on.

-- Robyn Scott, Grapevine

Cheers: To District XI Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) for promoting reading by distributing 19,686 children's books to area students. District XI consists of 22 local units in Tarrant and surrounding counties.

-- Pat Lioce, Fort Worth

Cheers: To AT&T Pioneers, AT&T HACEMOS, Unity One, Junior Achievement, Salvation Army, EECU, Angel Tree, Dollar Tree and an anonymous family for donating toys and clothing to our Washington Heights Elementary families for the holiday!

-- Rachel Martinez,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Kids Hope and the Read-2-Win volunteers from Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church who come each week to East Handley Elementary School! Thank you for being such angels in the lives of our students! The staff of East Handley appreciates your devotion.

-- Susan Hill, Principal,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Frontier Pet Clinic. I lost my best friend, my little shih tzu of 11 years. The veterinarian and all assistants were so kind and caring. I thank them all for helping me get through this experience.

-- Patti McCoy,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Cook Children's Health Care System and their staff for doing a great job in taking care of Lauren Nevil, who was involved in a car wreck that claimed the life of her mother. Great staff of doctors, nurses and caregivers. Cheers to Justin Bieber for sending flowers.

-- Jeff Jones,


Cheers: To my neighbor who places my morning paper by my door, making it easy for me to reach. Thank you.

-- Marry Barron,


Cheers: To the driver of the Yellow Cab that returned my lost cash. I had taken a trip and was unaware I had lost it. Thank you, sir, and may God smile on you.

-- Virginia Aranda,

Fort Worth

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