Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To KTVT/Channel 11 for showing the beautiful and sad memorial for the West firefighters, and jeers to the other stations that did not show it. Double jeers to CNN and MSNBC, which are still showing even the friends and relatives of the Boston bombers, encouraging others to do bad deeds.

— Betty Danylak , Benbrook

Cheers: To the Southwest High School ROTC Ball. It was delightful and encouraging to see ROTC’s courteous, disciplined and knowledgeable cadets — a wonderful feeling of the good of today’s youth. My military service dates 67 years past, when NCOs were the backbone of the military — still true today! Good job instructors, Sgts. Mack and Eniquez.

— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for booking eight weddings on the same day. Your workers turned my mother away after she came eight hours to Fort Worth to see the rose gardens.

— Michael Simons, Cleburne

Cheers: And thanks to Madi Mustafa at Vandergriff Chevrolet in Arlington. Honest, friendly, warm and awesome. We love our new cars. When the time comes, we will be back to see you, Madi.

— Pete and Wanda Leslie, Weatherford

Cheers: To the Colleyville Police Department for finally citing the jerks who were shooting off their random fireworks over the past year. We didn't mind occassional holidays, but almost every week night? It’s comforting to know that the law applies to everyone, no matter the size of your real estate.

— Shauna Glatz, Colleyville

Cheers: To Greg Fawcett with City Roofing for catching my dog after someone broke into my house. He used his belt as a leash, looked at her tags and called me and brought her to my house. He also let me know my house had been invaded. Can’t thank him enough.

— Bonnie Holmes, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Post Office for not staying open until midnight on April 15. Taxpayers had 10 weeks (73 days; 1,752 hours) to complete this task — plenty of time. If anyone is upset with the USPS, don’t procrastinate next year.

— Walter Peterson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth Community Credit Union for another wonderful annual dinner! Jeers to the city of Fort Worth for the parking fiasco at Will Rogers Coliseum for this event.

— Russ and Christy Blum,


Cheers: To the TCU Symphony Orchestra musicians and their director, German Gutierrez, for an absolutely stunning concert the night of April 25.

— Jim Atkinson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lee, the owner of Fort Worth Lighting, who came out to our home after hours to make some adjustments to our fan and light kit, at no charge. He made sure it was right and we were happy, before he left to go to his son’s ball game.

— Dee Davis, Kennedale

Cheers: To the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw athletic administrators, staff and coaches for putting on a well-executed NTAL Meet of Champions track meet at Chisholm Trail High School April 19. A lot of work went into making this a memorable event for our area’s top seventh- and eighth-grade track and field athletes.

— William Hiett, Saginaw

Jeers: To the city of Bedford for failing to maintain traffic signals. Making a left turn at major intersections (not the service roads) can be hazardous to your health. How much can a light bulb cost?

— Bonnie Hogg , Bedford

Cheers: To Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, Inc., for donating a Pierce pumper fire truck to the Volunteer Fire Department of West. It’s a generous gift that will support the community for years to come!

— Claudia Skocpol, Arlington

Cheers: To Frost Bank in downtown. Thanks to Randy and Laura for helping with a complicated bank issue. They worked so hard to handle this situation. I am a loyal customer. It is full service, and you can always talk to a person.

— Peggy Terrell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, especially Allison Randolph and her students; Robert Moyer; and Tahita Fulkerson, for making Imagination Celebration Special Weekend for the Deaf (April 19-29) such a wonderful event for deaf students in Texas.

— Dianne Fisher, Bedford

Cheers: To David Kersh and the Chisholm Trail High School Theater Department for their wonderful coffee houses and performances. The talent of these students is astounding and is a reflection of the skill of their teacher. Well done, Rangers.

— Heather Nieto, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lisa at B.J.’s Uniforms on Grapevine Highway. My grandson had lost his Little League baseball jersey. Lisa jumped through hoops to assist me with an order for a replacement. In the end, the jersey was found and the order canceled, but Lisa was a gem. Great customer service.

— Anna Fritz, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the three gentlemen at lunch in Redneck Heaven on Loop 820 who saw my father’s World War II honor flight hat. One came to our table, thanked him for his service, plunked down money and said, “Lunch is on me.” He made a 90-year-old veteran very happy and proud.

— Victor Knoth , Haslet

Jeers: To all the dangerous forks out there who are uncontrollably contributing to the epidemic of obesity. We should immediately ban them to ensure a safe and healthy future. Where, oh, where will it end?

— Larry Johnson, Hurst

Cheers: To the accounting department staff for the city of Fort Worth. They’ve gone through a lot of changes, and they handle multiple accounts with our company. Everyone I have had contact with has been courteous, friendly and helpful. Fort Worth, your accounting department employees are awesome.

— Patricia Onn Haas,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kevin Shea, manager of Jet's Pizza in North Richland Hills, for his peerless respect and compassion for his customers. He consistently delivers a first-class product at a fair price, while employing his charismatic people skills to let his clientele know that he appreciates them and their patronage.

— Arnold Benson,


Cheers: To the wonderful people at Texas Oncology in the Klabzuba Building at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Special thanks to Dr. Sorgen, Cindy, Mike, Shannon and others there. These people care about you and you know it. I needed help, and they gave it to me.

— Bill Woodard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the good Samaritan who pulled over to help me replace my flat tire with a spare on the side of Interstate 30 eastbound outside Aledo. It’s wonderful to know there are still gentlemen in this world who care to help others when in need. I cannot thank you enough.

— Kristen Lydens, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Toyota of Grapevine service advisors for going out of their way to right a wrong. Their service has always been great, but this was above and beyond.

— Peter Sensenbrenner,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Emma and Taylor for earning more than $50 that they donated to the victims in West. Cheers also to the Arlington neighborhood that supported their lemonade stand last Saturday.

— Barbara Ansley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarain Macay Rice and his staff in helping us say goodbye to our beloved cat, Tommy. They showed compassion and shared our sadness in making that difficult decision. We appreciated the kindness and the sympathy card signed by the entire staff that followed.

— Lesli Siegel, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the residents of Johnson County and City Market of Burleson for the donation drive last week for West. They raised more than $8,000 and a truckload of food and merchandise. It’s times like these when Texans step up for others in need.

— Kevin Wilson, Joshua

Cheers: To Brookshire’s in Willow Park and to the Pulido’s factory in Benbrook for donating food items to Benbrook United Methodist Church for our fund-raiser and “Relay for Life.” Your generosity was very much appreciated. This helped make our program a success.

— Frances Covington, Benbrook

Cheers: To the anonymous person who found my wallet in the Wal-Mart parking lot on McCart Avenue and turned it in to the store. Your decision to be honest made my day.

— John Wurz, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff of Timberline Veterinary Hospital for the loving care provided our beloved Maltese, Chloe, during her illness and death. You were always there for us and we know she had the best possible care. Veterinarians Mindy and John are so compassionate, and we are so blessed to have them care for our four-legged family members

— Diana Wilkie, Grapevine

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