Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To President Obama and the mainstream media over the sequester. Sounded like, "The sky is falling!" You'd think that the 2 1/2% cuts will wipe out every agency. And closing the White House tours? You'd think it would be under budget since our "first family" is never there.

-- Alfred Belota, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Obama for spending $900,000 in taxpayer dollars for his golf outing with Tiger. Double jeers for wasting millions more while "campaigning" his lies about the sequester. Those wasted dollars would have kept White House tours going for more than 30 years. His pre- and post-reaction prove how irresponsible he is.

-- Jim Stark, Mansfield

Cheers: To Dr. Lawrence Chien and to the emergency room and radiology staff for their professional, friendly and swift care I received as a patient at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

-- Barbara Weil, Arlington

Cheers: To a sweet couple who paid for my dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings in Burleson on March 12. It was a very nice surprise, and it definitely made my week. Thanks to Rick, his wife and his two sons. You're teaching your sons kindness and compassion. I'll pay it forward.

-- Linda Cox, Joshua

Jeers: To the military's recent cut of active duty members' tuition assistance. The transition from active duty service to civilian life is unlike any other. The pursuit of education during active duty can have a profound impact on this transition. Our active military members deserve better than this appalling sequestration result.

-- Jim Wilson, Benbrook

Jeers: To a boat repair shop at a Fort Worth lake. I have two words to describe them: unethical and incompetent.

-- Toy Karasek, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the unnamed man who returned my mileage check to Community Hospice of Texas. It had been blowing around the parking lot for two days. He restored our faith in humanity.

-- Pam Yates, Crowley

Cheers: To those who understand all that is involved in bringing rail transit to Arlington, Fort Worth and other Tarrant County cities, through cooperation with DART or otherwise, and are doing their best to make it happen. It is very important.

-- John Ashinhurst, Euless

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, third floor of Jones Tower (March 1-3). Many thanks for the excellent care, medical and personal. They were all outstanding.

-- Beverly Newby, Crowley

Jeers: To the jerk who ran over the 4-month-old puppy on Woodhaven Boulevard March 8, leaving the puppy with fractures of his front and back paws. Cheers to the kind lady who heard the dog's agonizing cries and took him to the Humane Society.

-- Jean Witten, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Randy Jones and Cityview Animal Hospital for always giving more than asked, and for being the most gracious person I know. God bless you and Cindy.

-- Cerissa Sullins, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tillman's Roadhouse for your outstanding hospitality. Thanks for allowing us to bask in the warmth of your reception and the greatness of your menu, exposing our palates to your appetizing fries and delectable desserts. We look forward to returning.

-- Christian Cocker, Euless

Cheers: To Arlington's Blue Mesa Grill in Lincoln Square, where our family celebrated an awesome Sunday brunch, but a 50-word limit is not enough to tell everything.

-- Judy Sutherland, Arlington

Cheers: To the wonderful lady who paid for my groceries at the Kroger store on Pipeline Road in Hurst. That was so unexpected and so very much appreciated. I'll heed Ben Franklin's advice and "pay it forward." You are such a special person. Thank you.

-- Don Henry, Hurst

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest third-floor staff. They are professional and very well-trained. You gave me excellent care. Every department is excellent. Food service is the best that I've ever seen. Special thanks to Megan, who was always there for me.

-- Billye Ramey, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Shelton and Jim with Ace of Sweeps Chimney Services for the prompt and professional services they provide.

-- Jim Peel, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and William Hagan for an extraordinary Sunday performance. The musicians were world class. The music was heavenly, and all who attended were fortunate indeed.

-- Toni Wietholter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To East Side Tire & Auto Center in Fort Worth for going above and beyond for me and my problem. The staff was great. Thank you for making my day easier.

-- Jodi Taylor, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind lady who bought lunch for a daughter and mother at Riscky's on March 4, remembering her own mother who is no longer able to come. You are appreciated.

-- Barbara Kuchar,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lovely couple who, after I told them to go ahead of me because I was slow and using a cane, bought our lunch at Railhead Smokehouse on March 12. We were so surprised. This confirms that there are still great folks in the world. God will truly bless you.

-- Reta Brooks,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Harwood Animal Hospital for their caring and compassion. The day came when after 16 years we had to let our dog go. The compassion they showed was beyond measure, making one of the hardest things we will ever have to do more bearable. Thanks to everyone on staff.

-- Chrysanne Mason,

Euless

Cheers: To the gentleman who took time out of his day on a Saturday morning to pick up nails in the middle of the road on Basswood Road at U.S. 377.

-- Andy White, Fort Worth

Cheers: To two employees of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History who went out of their way to help us. Bill saw us when we came in, looking lost. He personally guided us to the Titanic exhibit and called his friend, Thomas, to help my son get his ticket quickly.

-- Sherri Graf, Cleburne

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Police Department's response to a burglary March 12. Not only were they very professional, but they went beyond the call of duty to help recover our stolen property. It's nice to know there are still officers willing to go that extra mile for you.

-- Lisa Nunez,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Honda of Burleson service department for their speed and accuracy with my car's problem. They took the time to explain each and every detail. Their waiting area is warm and inviting with fresh pastries and coffee/tea. Thanks again to David Tinsley for the "extra" info on a warranty.

-- Debra Young,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the marvelous Ridglea Hills Elementary School PTA. You provide the children of our school with so many wonderful enrichment experiences. The kindergarten team (Melissa Brown, Noelle Hullen, Nichole Sharp, Laura Shields and Susan Will) thanks you. Words cannot convey our gratitude.

-- Melissa Brown, Crowley

Cheers: To the anonymous donor at our garage sale this weekend. My daughter is traveling to Japan with People to People this summer, and a kind stranger donated $500 to her cause. It was an unexpected and wonderful gift. Many thanks!

-- Gemma Hobbs,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Principal Richard Mitchell and the wonderful teachers and staff at Phoenix School. Last month, my granddaughter returned to Cleburne High School and is doing great. Her self-esteem, confidence and attitude have changed for the better. Thanks for the second chance you have given her.

-- Robert and Yolanda Ibarra, Cleburne

Cheers: To Chris Bowman and his son for finding and returning my lost wallet. My disposition leaped from despair to joy in a moment's time. I applaud them for their honesty and commend them as noble men.

-- Danny G. Ogle,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the staff at the Keller Library. On a day they were swamped, a wonderful lady took time to help my son find a book he wanted for spring break by going to the back and tracking it down. That staff is always helping, smiling and being patient with everyone. Thank you.

-- Henry McCormick, Keller

Cheers: To the "Tarleton Mom" in the white van in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's who paid for our lunch. Kindness really does matter. Yours certainly made our day! We will follow your example and share some more kindness along our way!

-- Laura Finley and Jerry Oakley, Burleson

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