Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the 2013 face of the Rangers, Nolan Ryan!

-- H.D. Price, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Bob Simpson, Ray Davis and Jon Daniels. Don't they know that Nolan Ryan is the Texas Rangers? Sold more tickets last year than any other club in baseball. Nolan, get them in your stranglehold and teach them some sportsmanship. Please don't leave us.

-- Dolores Leatherman,

Weatherford

Cheers: To Drs. Neal Talbott and Robert T. Keller and all the ER staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth who worked Super Bowl Sunday, and who were outstanding in their caring and professionalism during my admission with a life-threatening emergency. Best ER in America.

-- Mary E. Feeney, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Northwest school district on the decision to name the new high school Eaton. Little public input was sought, and a great opportunity was missed in not naming the school after President G. W. Bush. Eaton should have been used for a junior high.

-- Chris Cole, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Dustin Fields and staff at Eagle Mountain Veterinary Clinic in Azle. Their professionalism and thoughtfulness during and after the procedure to put our 19-year-old Dingo to sleep is very much appreciated and very comforting. The follow-up with the card meant so very much to both of us.

-- Jim and Pat Simmons, Azle

Jeers: To an unprofessional Arlington plumbing company. They do as little work as possible and grossly overcharge. It cost us $115 for 15 minutes of work, which failed four days later.

-- Sonia C. Renfro, Arlington

Cheers: To Wal-Mart at Clifford Street for the beautiful cakes they made for the Widowed Persons Service for our St. Paddy's Day Dance. They were really nice. Thanks so much.

-- June Greiner, Lakeside

Cheers: To John Adamson and Lizzie Duemig of the Fort Worth Police Department for driving my car from my doctor's office to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth after getting off their 11 p.m. shift. I'd been taken there by ambulance, and they brought the keys to my room.

-- George B. Alden, Fort Worth

Jeers: To some adult Southlake Carroll baseball fans who, at a recent Dragons game, chatted while the National Anthem was being played. Some Carroll junior varsity players standing nearby were attentive and quiet. The younger crowd showed proper respect, while the older ones did not. Shame on the adults.

-- Robert Downtain, Bedford

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle for being named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The staff and professionals are to be commended for making this possible.

-- Ken Haas, Azle

Cheers: To the lovely lady who bought our lunch at Mexican Inn on March 20. You did not know my father and me, but you left us a beautiful note and a reminder of just how blessed we were to still have each other. You are an amazing and inspirational lady.

-- Kim Henry,

Springfield, Mo.

Cheers: To Mike Whitley and other employees of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The Fort Worth Retired School Employees were scheduled to hear a book review by Rose-Mary Rumbley on March 15. Mike's quick thinking led to our use of the auditorium and a delightful hour of entertainment.

-- Julie Cochran, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth traffic department. When was the last time you checked the length of time drivers have to wait to turn left on Hulen Street at the intersections of Overton Plaza and Arborlawn Drive? It's a joke that people have to sit that long to make a left turn.

-- Gary Harrell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Bridgeway Hospice staff. The care they provided to my father and all of our family was outstanding. When we needed a service, they were already there. They kept us informed and were able to alert us so we were by his bedside when he passed.

-- Joanne Parker,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the man with a beard driving a green Ford Explorer at 8 a.m. March 10. You ran the red light at Cooper Street and Harris Road, smashed into my back end and fled the scene. Your actions show your character. I will prosecute when you're found.

-- Tami Santori, Arlington

Cheers: To veterinarian Van Hoosier and his staff at Arkansas Lane Animal Hospital. We recently had to let our Queenie go. Everyone involved was extremely caring and compassionate at such a heartbreaking time. Special thanks to Jen for making Queenie's paw print. We will keep and cherish it forever.

-- Cathie Malone, Arlington

Cheers: To Discount Tire on South Main Street in Keller and the manager, Luke. A miscommunication caused the wrong tire to be used as my spare. When Luke found out, he called me, asked me to bring my car back in and gave me a brand new spare tire. Excellent customer service!

-- Bob Monaghan, Keller

Cheers: To all of the volunteers and community organizations for welcoming just less than 27,000 runners and helping to showcase our beautiful city to runners from 49 states and nine foreign countries. Your commitment is what makes the Cowtown Marathon a success.

-- Heidi Swartz, executive director, The Cowtown, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bob Ray Sanders, Sarah Walker, Susahanna Lippa, Ruth Baker, Brenda Sanders Wise, Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Hall, the Cast of Memphis, Baker Chapel AME Church and the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society for making Black History Month come alive at Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus.

-- Maricia D.C. Johns,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice person who paid for our breakfast at Ole South Pancake House on March 23. It was a wonderful surprise to my friend and myself. You made our day. Thanks.

-- Marylin Hicks,

Benbrook

Jeers: To the garbage trucks that litter our city. While driving behind one of these trucks on Interstate 20, I could see paper and trash flying everywhere. Then again on Interstate 30 a few minutes later, another collector truck scattering trash all along the interstate.

-- Thomas C. Davis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a local charity's warehouse sale for posting the entrance sign only in Spanish. I finally figured out it was making reference to a fee of $1, and I think there was some other information. Some of us shoppers were Americans who only know the language of the land.

-- Larry Fuller, Arlington

Cheers: To Carter at Arborlawn United Methodist Church. On Christmas Eve, he gave me his "God is Big Enough" bracelet after noticing my chemotherapy haircut. I wear the band at all times -- what a blessing from child who did not know me and yet touched my heart.

-- Johanna Rosser, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the two guys at Jabo's Westcliff Ace Hardware who stayed late to drill out a shorn-off endpin screw from my grandson's string bass, rethread the hole and give him a new screw in time for the performance of the Paschal Jazz Band at the TCU Jazz Festival the next morning.

-- Barbara Enochs, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the amazing coaches my kids have had throughout our seven years in Burleson. Of the dozens we've had, these coaches have been standouts for many reasons. Jeremy Seaver, Robert Hardesy, Sean Tatum, West Tatum, Kelly Odom, thank you. You've all helped make a difference in my kids' lives.

--Sheila Borowski, Burleson

Jeers: To CBS for their totally insensitive episode of The Great Race. They went to Hanoi and had the participants attend a Communist play and learn a song about the victorious warriors of the Vietnam War. Then to a downed B-52 in which Americans were killed for further Communist propaganda.

-- John Grow,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Charles Fairchild and Ervin Leschber, AARP Tax Aides, for preparing the income tax forms for the Benbrook Senior Citizen Center members each year. Although extremely knowledgeable and competent, they will not accept any form of payment or gratuity for their service -- just a "thank you."

-- Edwin L. Presley,

Benbrook

Cheers: To our Realtor, Ardys Adams from Remax Pinnacle Group, for assistance in buying and selling our home (twice for both). Her professionalism and great attitude made a yearlong journey as pleasant as possible.

-- Colleen Cargile, Hurst

Cheers: To the Texas Department of Public Safety for the pleasant experience I had in renewing my Texas driver's license at the Arlington office on Arkansas Lane. Very efficient at 9:30 a.m. on March 22, and I was pleasantly served by the lady at Window 5. Took less than a half hour.

-- Colleen Saye, Arlington

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