Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To politicians in Washington for using families grieving over their tragic loss of loved ones -- even flying them to advance a political agenda. What a shame and disgrace.

-- Gearldine Lewis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To President Obama, who paid a lower tax rate in 2012 than myself yet made over 10 times the income that I made last year, all the while declaring that the rich need to pay their fair share. What hypocrisy! Where's the outrage?

-- Wade Stone, Keller

Cheers: To the nice lady I asked to help me find two articles in Wal-Mart April 6. When I told her I would be 80 April 25, she asked if I had enough to pay my bill. I said I hope so. She hugged me and gave me $20. It made me so happy.

-- Esther Lane, Forest Hill

Cheers: To Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth third-floor staff, nurses and doctors for the excellent care given Dan Lawson of Mineral Wells. Special thanks to those who visited daily (Bill, Kathy, Carla) and other classmates and friends who were so attentive.

-- Hilda Daughtry, Mineral Wells

Jeers: To the man jogging on Forest Park Boulevard April 9 with an unleashed golden retriever. The dog ran into the traffic and was nearly hit by a truck, and then almost by me. Shame on you for endangering your dog's life. Leash the dog or leave it at home.

-- Linda Leath, Fort Worth

Jeers: To an insurance company for raising by 42 percent the homeowner's insurance of a 91-year-old, legally blind policy owner. Totally wrong! Instead, how about discontinuing some of those TV commercials?

-- Marshall Anderson, Arlington

Cheers: To Zena and Yolanda in the radiology department of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB. Their compassion during a procedure I recently had made it less stressful. They were professional, yet so caring. They are a credit to their profession and HEB is fortunate to have them.

-- Seretta Truitt, Bedford

Jeers: To whoever backed into my truck the other night in front of my house on Benbrook Boulevard, left a huge dent and drove off. I guess the wind must have blown your note and insurance information off of my windshield.

-- Taylor Kennedy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bravo Plumbing of Blue Mound for excellent repair of our recent plumbing problem. They left the work area very clean and undamaged. The prices are more than reasonable.

-- Rex and Sue Taylor,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Benbrook people and police officer who offered me help when my car wouldn't start the evening of April 8 at Wal-Mart. One of my students, Anthony Ramos, and his grandfather, Mr. Ruiz, took me home as we followed the wrecker. What wonderful people!

-- Georgia Clark, Benbrook

Cheers: To the two young persons who helped get Buster the dog back to his family on Vicksburg Drive. Wish we could have thanked you more!

-- Ian Woelfel, Arlington

Cheers: To Roy Thomson of Thomson Electric Company. He installed a new breaker box and later there was an issue with Oncor. He promptly took care of the problem. He stands behind his work.

-- Eddie Siegmund, Fort Worth

Cheers: To courteous, accommodating employees at Discount Tire on Altamesa Boulevard. We arrived on a Saturday at 5:10 p.m., but it closed at 5. An employee came out to learn we needed to order tires for installation later that week. Not only was our order taken, but tires were installed in 25 minutes!

-- Virginia Schmidt, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Megan Cranford, who came to Leonard Middle School late in the year. This is really hard to do. It takes a lot to move, change teachers, make new friends, etc. She is a great student -- respectful, hardworking and cooperative. She is a joy to have in class!

-- Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Rhonda Johnson of The T, driving the TCU route. She saw me take a hard fall and stopped. She took the time to ensure I was OK, walked me to work nearby and administered first aid. She knew how to handle the situation and took the time. She's an angel.

-- Deborah Freed, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Justin at the Banfield Pet Hospital in the PetSmart at North East Mall. On April 6, we had to have our pet cat, Simon, put down. Justin made a very difficult situation for my wife and me, as well as Simon, as humane as possible.

-- Glen and Mary Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To a local college with a TV ad featuring a young lady who does not use good English. She says "went" instead of "gone." How many other people have noticed this bad reflection on the school of higher learning?

-- Barbara Norris, Watauga

Jeers: To the man in his white pickup on April 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Dottie Lynn Parkway and Texas 180 who almost T-boned us while running the red light as he crammed a big burger into his pie hole. Put down the food and drive the way you want other people to drive around you.

-- Judy Amthauer, Arlington

Cheers: To Brian and the folks at Evans Vacuum on Camp Bowie. Thanks for helping an elderly lady in your community. So what goes around comes around, and surely it will come back around to you when you least expect it. Thank you.

-- Karen Fonville, Colleyville

Cheers: To my neighbors in the 1300 to 1353 blocks of Colorado and Rio Grande drives in Benbrook for helping me fill my can with coins and dollars for mission work in India. Thank you, Kale.

-- Dorce Piksie, Benbrook

Cheers: To the kind gentleman who paid for our breakfast at Bluebonnet Cafe in Haltom City on March 23. It was a wonderful surprise to all four of us. Your kind deed has been passed on.

-- Mattie Johnson,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To the dedicated volunteers at the Watauga Public Library "Homework Help" group. These people devote many hours each week assisting students from two local school districts.

-- Mary Hearn, Haltom City

Cheers: To the woman and her daughter who tried to help a cat that was run over by a car in Colleyville. Jeers to the driver who didn't stop and the owner who left the cat living outside. If you don't want to make your cat or dog your family, don't have one. It's a lifetime commitment.

-- Helga Lehman, Arlington

Cheers: To the city of North Richland Hills for redoing a part of Tabor Street and adding sidewalks. It creates pride in our yards and property.

-- Don Tipps,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To all who helped with my husband's medical scare: Parker County Urgent Care, LifeCare and Baylor All Saints. Nurses make Baylor outstanding in patient care (Dan, Farisa, Leah, Cindy Boult and both Stephanies). Hurray for you for loving what you do. It shows!

-- Debbie McDougall,

Mineral Wells

Cheers: To Jana and Nick of Bill's Auto Sales who found, and went far out of their way to return, the cellphone this very frustrated grandma lost while riding the Forest Park train with seven of her grandchildren. Returned one day before having to purchase a new one. Thanks.

-- Frankie Fatka, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kevin Shea from Jet's Pizza in North Richland Hills for furnishing pizza April 12 for closing ceremonies of the Senior Olympics at The Villas on Bear Creek. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks, Kevin.

-- Clara Gibson,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To people at restaurants who make so much noise and don't control their screaming kids. The dad was watching TV on his phone, others talking louder than the screaming kid. The noise hurt my head and spoiled my dinner. I had to get a to-go box and leave.

-- Betty Clark, Pantego

Cheers: To the city of Bedford and its animal control department for an outstanding pet fair April 13. The well-organized event provided adoptions, affordable vaccinations and a showcase for area animal welfare groups. Thank you, Bedford, for being a good neighbor and a friend to those who have no voice.

-- Sandra M. Bitz, Hurst

Cheers: To the kind woman who paid for my groceries and forced $60 into my purse when I mentioned being unemployed. Also, to her niece who insisted on helping me with my groceries. Looks like the kindness runs in the family!

-- Debby Henderson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Mohammed Siadati and his associates at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. My life was saved by emergency surgery in September 2012. Dr. Siadati performed a second surgery in February 2013. Thanks to the ICU trauma staff and the excellent nurses and staff on the sixth floor, Richardson Tower.

-- Jim Linch, Fort Worth

Cheers: To owner Mark Loebs and staff at Vineyard Steak House, Grapevine, for a perfect birthday dinner, excellent meal and attentive service. All guests were very impressed.

-- Laurie N. Van Ingen, Grapevine

Jeers: To the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Worth for deciding not to remain open until midnight on "Tax Day" (April 15) resulting in angry and frustrated citizens. The expectation that we need to drive to Dallas to mail a letter after "regular" business hours is beyond reason.

-- Victoria Wellman, Fort Worth

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