Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the homemade aid stations that were set up during the Cowtown Marathon. The regular fluid stations were few and far between during the full marathon, and if it wasn't for them it would have been hard to keep going! They were absolute lifesavers. Thank you!

-- Kristi Levingston, Haslet

Cheers: To the Arlington firefighters who ran the Cowtown 5K in step with each other. You looked sharp and professional. Arlington should be very proud of the way you represented your city!

-- Kern Coleman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Stayton at Museum Way, which hosted an over-the-top pre-race dinner for the ALZ Stars, runners who participated in the Cowtown Marathon on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. The Stayton's food, hospitality and entire atmosphere provided an outstanding start for the runners. Thanks, Cowtown Marathon, for welcoming ALZ Stars.

-- Theresa Hocker, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those responsible for cutting down the beautiful, mature Bradford pear trees in the median along West Lancaster Avenue in front of the museums. Their spring blossoms and their fall color enhanced a lovely part of our city. Whoever made that decision, shame on you!

-- Kathleen Kuenstler,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the person who hit my Benz on Feb.17. You didn't even stop, leaving me with the expenses. Are there no honest people anymore? Like the old saying goes, "What goes around comes around."

-- Sherry Godbey,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Kell Cleaners in North Richland Hills, where I took my Texas A&M cadet's uniforms when he was home over Christmas break. They did an excellent job. They even managed to get the grass stains out of one uniform (my cadet helped catch a yell leader after a football game).

-- Karen Ruff,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the International Olympic Committee proposing to eliminate wrestling, one of the oldest sporting events ever. Are they maintaining space for one of the newer events: synchronized swimming?

-- George J. Anthony,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice lady who found my medications in the parking lot at Parc Plaza Medical Center in Bedford. She took the time to take them to the pharmacy to see if they could locate me and then personally delivered them to me at my doctor's office.

-- Donna Trenka, Arlington

Cheers: To the sweet lady who paid for my groceries in Target on Jan. 16. It was quickly paid forward. At the time, I was trying to deal with store personnel regarding machines that were not honoring my discount card.

-- Mary L. Merryfield,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To a Burleson auto dealer for making an oil change appointment for us on a Saturday morning and then still making my wife wait an hour, though she arrived in plenty of time. Isn't avoiding a long wait in line the whole point of making appointments?

-- Alan Schriver, Burleson

Cheers: To Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital Mid-Cities and their wonderful staff of professionals. They are all so gracious and helpful with all their rehab patients. Keep up the wonderful work!

-- Linda Fisher and Marcia Gaines, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Northwest Animal Hospital in Grapevine. Veterinarian Jason Steinle and Linda were so very kind and gentle with my little French bulldog, Mae-Mae, when she had her final visit. On that day, and during her illness, they took extra care to be sure she was comfortable and felt loved.

-- Carol Lee, Grapevine

Jeers: To the person or persons who selected that pretty young lady to make such a travesty of our great National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Pop and country-western singers do not have the voice or musicianship to sing this very difficult melody. Thank goodness for the "mute" button.

-- Ted James, Richland Hills

Cheers: To the three Fort Worth police officers and two courtesy patrols who helped change my tire after a blowout on Interstate 30 near the Hulen Street exit Feb. 21. My husband was an hour away, and this frightened nurse was very grateful. You went above and beyond.

-- Marianne Haas, Fort Worth

Cheers: To state Rep. Lon Burnam for stepping up to stop the rampant and flagrant discrimination in Texas. You have my vote, and thousands more.

-- Susan Healy, Cleburne

Cheers: To Fort Worth Water Department for its Conservation Assistance and Retrofit Efficiency (CARE) program, which provides free low-flow toilets to seniors. Cheers and thanks to Vicky, Chaz and Brad at O'Grady Plumbing, professionals one and all.

-- Guelma B. Hopkins,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And many thanks to the diners at Rockfish on South Hulen Street who paid for my Valentine's Day dinner. Your thoughtfulness made the day very special.

-- Shirley Schuster,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on its pastor's and wife's church anniversary. All of God's children came together and worshipped God's only son, side by side. Cheers to Pastor K.C. Barrett and Evangelist Patricia Barrett.

-- Emma Sharp, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Alice Leslie, who often sends cheers to deserving people. The mother of my best childhood friend, Julia Leslie McKay, she's been a positive influence for 70 years. Also cheers to friends at Arborlawn United Methodist Church and Susan Waring, who've supplied me with cooked meals after I broke my arm.

-- Joy Grahm, Benbrook

Jeers: To Josh Hamilton of the Anaheim Angels for his negative comments towards the Texas Rangers and the Metroplex. He should be greeted with a "back-out" when he arrives in town to play. Everyone in the stadium should simply turn their backs on him when he comes up to bat.

-- David West, Burleson

Cheers: To the choirs of L.D. Bell High School, their directors (JoAnn Antinone and Eric Cooley) and band for their production of The British Are Coming! It was an evening of great music and excellent choreography. Those kids practiced so hard, and it showed. Thank you!

-- Mark Rabey, Bedford

Jeers: To the drivers who treat the left lanes like your private drive on Hulen Street between Donnelly Street and Geddes Avenue. You drive into oncoming traffic just to make a left turn. Try staying on your side of the double yellow lines or take the light just a few feet away.

-- Carol Lopez, Fort Worth

Cheers: To my team, the Weatherford Lady Roos, and Coach Shearmire for a great basketball season. Thanks, Faith, Remi, Courtney, Abbye, Lou, Scarlett, Alexis, Chelsey, Kelsey and Aidan. You ladies are awesome on and off the court. Thanks also to assistant coaches Hill, Sowe and Bradford and to manager Sharita.

-- Janet Welch, Weatherford

Cheers: To the suggestion of sobriety checkpoints. How long will it be until a plan is implemented? A perfect location would be at the exit doors of beer joints, dance halls, restaurant bars, taverns, strip joints, sports bars, gentlemen's clubs, pubs, "private" clubs, liquor stores, etc. Accountability before, not after, the fact.

-- Ora Dell Whitehead,

Cleburne

Cheers: To the Rufe Snow Drive Schlotzsky's in Watauga for the free meal and the welcoming way the staff always treats our autistic son. We moved to the area for a good school for him and left another area where the staff at Schlotsky's also always made him feel welcome.

-- Melissa Kunko, Watauga

Cheers: To the person who paid for our breakfast at IHOP in Hurst on Feb. 15. Our waiter informed us that our bill was "paid in full." We were so surprised. Thank you for making our day.

Sam Baron and Donna

Donnell, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital for the careful, caring, competent attention and thorough treatment I received when I entered as an emergency patient and stayed overnight for observation all of the next day.

-- Doug Newsom, Fort Wor th

Cheers: To Dr. Paul Senter and staff (Michelle, Steve and Debra), along with all the assistants who serve patients so efficiently at the Southwest Endoscopy Center. The courtesy that is extended to patients with special needs cannot be overstated. The dedicated service that Dr. Senter provides is deeply appreciated.

-- Haskell Dotson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kurt, the owner of Kwik Kar on Rufe Snow Drive. During a morning rush hour rain event, my windshield wiper broke. I made a beeline for Kurt's shop. He wasn't open yet, but saw me and came out to help, getting me back on the road safely.

-- Layla Caraway,

Haltom City

Cheers: To the All Occasion Party Place in Rendon for standing up for their beliefs. We shouldn't be pressured to change our principles.

-- Linda Cooper,

Burleson

Cheers: To Josh Hamilton for reminding me how much I love baseball -- the game itself, and the Texas Rangers. Sorry you don't get to play for us here, in this "baseball town."

-- Kim Bailey, Keller

Cheers: To Handley United Methodist Church for its backpack ministry! Special thanks to Pam Garrett and her team of devoted volunteers who assemble and deliver "Backpacks for Kids" to our East Handley Elementary students at risk for food insecurity. We appreciate your quiet, humble service picking up and delivering backpacks every week.

-- Susan Hill, principal,

Fort Worth

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