Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for gouging people who park at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Parking was free, then $5, and finally one recent weekend when lots of out-of-town people were here for a children's dance competition, the charge was $8 because it was a "special function." Shame on you!

-- Yvonne Harpole, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth school Superintendent Walter Dansby and Police Chief Jeff Halstead for establishing the Code Blue model for Fort Worth elementary schools instead of arming teachers. It is a wise decision to keep our schools as a safe learning environment for our students. Thank you.

-- Carol St. Onge, Arlington

Cheers: To Mayor Price for hosting the first Rolling Town Hall of 2013 on March 6. She personally greeted each person at the family-friendly, no-drop bike ride. It was evidence of her commitment to access and great exposure to fitness and community for our kids.

-- Mindia Whittier, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Rickords Animal Hospital for the care they showed our dog, Petra, when it had to be put to sleep. The staff was amazing. After it was all done, we received a paw print and card that was so thoughtful. Thanks for the genuine care.

-- Bill and Karen Horgus,


Cheers: To Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Arlington for the great care of their patients who don't need a hospital any more. Everyone is super nice. Jerry and Michael, the therapists, do their best to make your joints move again. Thanks, everyone.

-- Helga Lehman, Arlington

Cheers: To the nice lady who bought our lunch at the AA China Super Buffet in Burleson Feb. 26. Thank you very much, and may Jesus bless you.

-- Guin and J.B. Anderson,


Cheers: To Ron and Mary Ballog of the Bourland Cemetery Association for being so thoughtful and compassionate. Thank you for going above and beyond for our grieving family. Your kindness created a bright spot on a cloudy day.

-- Tammy Miller, Richland Hills

Cheers: To emergency room nurses Roland and Nicholette for their compassion and care given to my elderly father at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B the weekend of March 2. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

-- Darla Terry, Bedford

Cheers: To Spine Team Texas Southlake surgical center: Dr. Bartolomei and his surgical group, along with the caring hospital staff and nurses, in particular Daniel and Ruth Ellen. I knew I was in competent hands since these two nurses were former students of mine at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.

-- Bill Matthai, Trophy Club

Jeers: To an Arlington podiatrist for refusing to correct a nail cut improperly done on an 88-year-old patient with a fractured tibia. -- Marianne Baez,


Cheers: To the anonymous donor who provided hundreds of adorable stuffed Valentine bears for the women and children at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. You certainly provided for a wonderful Valentines Day!

-- Harriet Willis, volunteer

coordinator, Fort Worth

Cheers: To North Richland Hills Police Department's finest patrol officers for going above and beyond what we expected when we signed up for "vacation patrol" while out of town in October. They were "spot on" in checking on our property. Jeers to me for taking so long to submit this.

-- Jack and Debbie Sheffield,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the guy in the gold four-door sedan who failed to stop at the intersection of Port Richmond Way and York River Drive at 7:20 a.m. March 6, then looked at me as if I had done something wrong. I missed you by 3 feet. You should thank God you're alive.

-- Carol Latham, Arlington

Cheers: To veterinarian Michael Paulsen and his staff at Animal Eye Clinic in Arlington. His care of our dog, Buddy, has been a great experience. His and his technician's bedside manner is sweet and professional. Buddy doesn't shake with nervousness when he is being seen. We're very impressed.

-- Kendra Hargis, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the manager and employees of Speedy Bee Car Wash and Detail on Davis Boulevard in Southlake who found and secured my wallet that I left there on a recent visit. Nothing was missing, and that saved me a lot of trouble. Thank you, all.

-- Larry Spradling,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To veterinarian Jeffery Harrison and the staff at the Aledo Vet Clinic for the love and support they showed us during the loss of our beloved pet, Buckwheat. We appreciate all that you did in our time of need, and thank you so much for caring.

-- Buck & Louise Jones,


Jeers: To Al Gore, whose sale of Current TV to oil-backed Al-Jazeera made him worth more than Mitt Romney, who was often mocked during the election for being out of touch with ordinary Americans. Global warming can be bought.

-- G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth

Jeers: To people who steal copper wiring and other items from churches. Is nothing sacred anymore? Those on illegal drugs have lost all sense of decency.

-- Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Sherry in the Eagle Mountain Lake community for finding my bracelet a few weeks ago in a shopping center parking lot and returning it to me. Goes to show you that there are still honest people in this world. Thanks.

-- Amy Severson, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth spending even one dime on renting bicycles. Who would rent a bicycle during the winter or summer? Besides, it benefits a very small percentage of the people. Use what little money we have on projects that benefit the majority.

-- David E. Trammell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff at North Richland Hills Recreation Center for helping my husband through a medical emergency. With an EMT on duty, it was far more than I could have hoped for. Well done and appreciated. They were able to get an ambulance and get him to the hospital.

-- Bonny Krahn,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Luther (store manager), Thomas, Debra, Sandra (at the registers), the wonderful ladies in the bakery and butcher shop and all the employees at the Albertsons on Loop 820 in Fort Worth. They help this struggling shopper with all of their kindness, courtesy and respect, and it is so appreciated.

-- Corinne Stone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To General Manager J. Pechacek of Joe's Crab Shack on Western Center Boulevard. You really blessed a young/old veteran of underage military service when you adjusted the bill. May you be blessed richly for your generosity.

-- Billy E. Bruton, Richland Hills

Cheers: To all volunteers at the Boopa's 5K and 10K Run/Walk benefitting the Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County. In particular, I really appreciated the four kids out on Sandshell Drive, in the middle of a long stretch of the course. Your cheers and encouragement helped all the runners.

-- Stacy Taylor, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Royce Weldon and Troy Schooley and their fine work crews from Lowe's on Eastchase Parkway; and to Chris Feller at Feller Electric and Warren Cobb at Cobb Plumbing for their help in sprucing up a house we own. Great work from everyone! We couldn't be happier with the results.

-- Mike and Susan Kennemer, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the employees, manager and alert customer of the Park Row Tom Thumb in Arlington on March 7. They sprang into action when my 3-year-old wandered away from me. Thank you for helping me, and having the "Code Adam" in place. I am grateful to each of you.

-- Kelli Ennis, Arlington

Cheers: To the city of Haltom City, the fire department and the police department for their quick action to our home on March 3 when someone hit our gas meter. Thanks, too, to Curly's Plumbing for the fast and great service and Atmos Energy for getting us back up and running.

-- James and Shari Blair,

Haltom City

Jeers: To the Fort Worth school district for the erosion of library services. Cutting clerks prohibits librarians from supporting the needs of the students, parents and teachers. Fort Worth school district scores will continue to be low when cuts are made to those actually impacting student learning.

-- Kathleen Evans,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Republican House, the only ones doing their job submitting a budget for the last four years while the Senate leader refuses to bring it to the Senate floor. And for being the only ones standing between an over-spending Democratic Party and our country's fiscal collapse.

-- Lee McAfee,

North Richland Hills

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