Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn and the other dedicated volunteers for a well-planned and executed concealed handgun license class for hundreds of school employees. From the registrations to the classroom to the gun range, everyone was extraordinarily professional and helpful in guiding us through the process. Thank you.

-- Martha Ryan, Benbrook

Cheers: To the 700 who attended the free concealed-handgun class for teachers. Now, school trustees, permit them to take them into the workplace. That is where they are needed. Even police are saying, "Don't wait for us. Protect yourself and property."

-- Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: To all crossing guards who help our children get to and from school safely. I was watching ours at St. Andrew Catholic School one morning and felt called to thank each and every one of you.

-- Marc A. Meadows, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Texas Rangers for honoring a Newtown family with throwing out the first pitch. Jeers to NASCAR and TMS for having the NRA sponsor the upcoming NRA 500. What a contrast in sensitivity.

-- David Broiles, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the HB335 plot of County Judge Glen Whitley and state Rep. Jonathan Stickland to save crumbs by hiding public information in the dark recesses of the Internet in lieu of publishing it in the broad daylight of newspapers, still sending barrels of cash over the Trinity River boondoggle falls.

-- Don Woodard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tony, manager of Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Arlington. Our large to-go order was missing one item. After phoning, family members offered to pick it up. Tony called back, insisting on giving us a new full order (to be fresh and hot) and a full refund. Great customer service and great food!

-- Beverly Windsor, Arlington

Cheers: To Dennis, who helped me at Costco on Overton Ridge Boulevard in Fort Worth on April 2. He held his umbrella over me and helped unload my large cart. He said that I would have done the same for him (of course, I wasn't smart enough to remember my umbrella). Your kindness was much appreciated.

-- Nancy Hightower,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Valerie at JaVintee Massage on Rufe Snow Drive for her kindness, generosity and the best massage I've ever had.

-- Linda Smith, Watauga

Jeers: To the parents of the little girl with the pink helmet, riding the white bicycle with training wheels, for letting her cross the intersection of Basswood Boulevard and Buttonwood Drive on April 1 with no adult supervision during rush hour. The boys with her were not paying attention.

-- Ronny Roberts, Fort Worth

Cheers: To wound-care nurse extraordinaire Candice Lewis, who tended to my most unusual back wound over the last several months. Your pleasant demeanor and expertise were indeed appreciated and greatly assisted in my recovery from multiple back surgeries.

-- Sharon D. Bench,


Cheers: To the professional staffs at Hurst Plaza Nursing Center, North Hills Hospital, Universal Health Services Hospice and Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel and Cemetery -- all of whom were skilled, compassionate and caring for the family of Tom Wilkinson in the final days of our husband and father.

-- Sharon Wilkinson, Hurst

Cheers: To the Burleson Fire Department, Police Department, MedStar and JPS Health Network trauma center for the care given me after my auto accident Sunday. Also, cheers to the wonderful two people who got me out of my truck and operated my phone so I could call family members.

-- Marilynn Stubits, Burleson

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Transportation & Public Works Department for making numerous much-needed repairs to Eighth Avenue between Pennsylvania Avenue and Cleburne Road. Much smoother now.

-- Roger Tuttle, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Easter visitors to River Legacy Parks for the incredible mess you made. I've never seen a park so filthy. Cheers to the Arlington Parks and Recreation workers there Monday cleaning up. Citizens should show more appreciation for their parks and people who take care of them.

-- Cindy Ratliff, Fort Worth

Jeers: To New York Mayor Bloomberg, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other such politicians with their anti-gun agenda. Have they forgotten WWII and how long it took people to find a use for guns? Of course, by then, it was too little, too late.

-- John Henderson, Haltom City

Cheers: To Troy and Dustin with Curly's Big Blade Plumbing. They used their expertise to find a leak and remedy it while dealing with 60-year-old plumbing, and entirely too much lint and dust in the washer/dryer closet. Their professionalism, sense of humor and tenacity were truly appreciated.

-- Susan Eurto, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful staff at Creekside Animal Hospital for their professionalism, care and concern when I had to make the heart-wrenching decision to let my beloved 16-year-old kitty go. They helped make a difficult situation much easier to bear. I also appreciated their following up with a beautiful card.

-- Cindy Elmore, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest fifth floor nurses and staff, especially LaNita, Angie, Kati, Rose, Stacey, Amy, Marissa, Murphy, Nico. A special thanks to Kathy, head nurse. Thanks to all for the excellent care you gave me. You are true professionals who made a difficult situation more tolerable.

-- Ellis Dawson, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Rangers. Second game of the season and the radio broadcast for that game was moved to another station because of a conflict with the Mavericks. Ranger fans deserve a station that will broadcast all games. Shame on the front office. Didn't you do your homework?

-- Ivin Adkins,

Flower Mound

Cheers: To Mike Carrera, manager of Albertsons in Woodhaven, for supplying refreshments for the 49 workers who participated in the Cowtown Clean-up. Cheers to Carl Langley, who picked up 167 bags of litter collected by McKinney Bible Church, Teen-Court and Woodhaven community members. Jeers to litterbugs.

-- Kathleen Bradbury,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the entire staff of University Animal Hospital for the attention and affection they gave my dog, Happy, during his life and especially his last days. It's a truly caring place.

-- Andrew Fort,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And a big thank you to the anonymous person who bought our dinner at Prima's Pasta and Pizza on March 22. What a surprise! We will certainly pay it forward.

-- Melissa and Kirk Randolph

(and Nikki, Tony and Jackson),

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Jeff England Motor Company of Cleburne. I recently purchased a pickup truck from Jeff, and I am very pleased with the service as well as their product. I got a fair deal from a man with integrity.

-- Lee Hertel, Keller

Jeers: To the "fans" at the Rangers shouting such ugly and hurtful words to Josh Hamilton's wife and four daughters. You prove that you are clueless and totally classless. You should be ashamed.

-- Steve Hullum,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Valerie from Fort Worth. She represented our city beautifully while participating as a call-in guest on NPR's weekly game show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Well done!

-- Kern and Britta Coleman,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bill Fisher, USMC League (Disabled American Veterans) for playing taps at the close of the Colonial Country Club Friends' April 2 meeting. Since 1862, a lot of Americans will never again hear this song. Bill, thanks for a beautiful job well done.

-- A.L. McCluney, Hurst

Jeers: To the city of Watauga for its emergency alert phone system. It calls on a regular basis about "events" happening instead of emergency situations. I requested to be removed and got a phone call at 7:20 a.m. to say that they were removing me. What a waste of money!

-- Kim Killion, Watauga

Cheers: To the gentleman who picked up our check. Told him it was our first visit at the establishment. When we were ready to leave and pay our check, our server told us that the man had taken care of the bill. Also, he tipped our server. Bless him.

-- George Bogordos,


Cheers: To the NCAA for requiring everyone to have a ticket for its tournament. Babies don't belong at a sporting tournament!

-- Jody Johnson, Fort Worth

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