Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the three outfielders of the Texas Rangers baseball team. I love the way they come together with a hug at the end of the game. It looks so sweet.

— Carline Thomas, Arlington

Cheers: To various road crews expanding Texas 183 through Hurst-Euless-Bedford. The transitions from concrete to asphalt and back again are smooth as can be. With the pressure and traffic you deal with, the job you are doing keeping the roadway so is a marvel to behold (and drive over).

— Tildon Peacock, Euless

Cheers: To Coach Lineweaver and the Trinity Trojan football team for performing the haka at the Mid-Cities Relay for Life on May 4. Thanks for the inspiration and walking a lap with us.

— Chris and Rich Power, Bedford

Jeers: To the strip club that displays messages on a large sign in front that very often are obscene and offensive to decent people. Please keep that crude and vulgar sense of humor inside.

— Mary and Charles B. Drake,


Cheers: To Patricia at the Aldi grocery on Alta Mere Drive for the birthday present you made up April 6 — putting my groceries on the conveyor and then paying for them. I have limited mobility, so you were a godsend. I’ll pay it forward.

— Amelia Cisneros, River Oaks

Cheers: To the media outlets that correctly spelled the name of the West volunteer firefighter and city secretary, Joey Pustejovsky. I was appalled to see misspelling of his last name during the memorial service. Our family was doubly saddened by this error.

— Shirley Pustejovsky Eason,


Jeers: To a local union’s executive board members for their callous use of local funds (membership money) to treat themselves to a lavish meal at an expensive restaurant while two-thirds of their membership was being laid off.

— Debbie Mincey, Newark

Jeers: To the gutless elected officials in Washington who are in the hip pocket of the National Rifle Association and gun nuts. I know who you are. You will never get my vote. Never!

— Paul C. Brown, Burleson

Cheers: To the couple at Cafe Bella restaurant who assisted my husband when, because of his Parkinson’s disease, he was unable to walk unaided from the restaurant. Also to the restaurant owner, who realized our problem and refused to let us pay for our meal. We eat there often.

— Dee Pritchard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the good folks at Frost Bank off Summit Avenue. Employees such as Val, Ruth and Sophie always treat me like I’m family. Frost Bank champions good banking.

— Landon Lough, Fort Worth

Cheers: To all the employees at Mary’s Brazos Cafe on Tin Top Road. They treat this 88-year-old man like I’m their dad.

— Bob Clements, Weatherford

Cheers: To everyone who contributed their time and talents to making the People’s Law School at Texas Wesleyan a success. The free annual event was April 27. Thanks for offering this service.

— Lisa Gayle Markham,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Friends’ Annual Book Sale at the Haltom City Public Library April 11-14. I was able to find several good books at good prices, and the staff was courteous, friendly and helpful. I know I’ll be there for the next one. Good job.

— Craig Massie, Haltom City

Jeers: To the few bad apples. Now I will need to register my pressure canner, with all the fees and paperwork, just as I did with my driver’s license, because it’s a CDL (commercial driver’s license).

— D.J. Patterson, Azle

Jeers: To the guy who rear-ended my wife’s car April 27 at Altamesa Boulevard and Camelot Road. The car was badly damaged on the left side. The driver of the white pickup that hit her kept going.

— Edd Weeks, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Home Depot, Buzz Fence company and Dustin Loper (salesperson) for building our cedar fence around our back yard. It is beautiful. Thanks to all of you for doing a lovely job.

— Mary Craig, Fort Worth

Cheers: To to Best Buy in Lake Worth for always going above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. I have shopped there for many years and can honestly say they have the absolute “best” customer service I have witnessed anywhere!

— Elaine Pegues, Azle

Jeers: To an auto service center in Grapevine that advertises on its website that estimates are free and then charged $94. The owner, service manager and service adviser were possibly the rudest people I have ever met in business. Not ever going back.

—Wayne T. Williams,


Jeers: To those who order food for home delivery. You tip 20 percent for good service at a restaurant. You don’t have to interrupt your day/evening. It costs an average of $2 gas per delivery. Absolute minimum tip should be $4 or 20 percent. Please don’t make us work for free.

— Michael McGee,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Judy Winaski, who is retiring after teaching at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School for 36 years. She has educated more than 700 youngsters through many important developmental milestones. Thank you, Judy, for your dedication and hard work.

— Lori Franklin,

development director,


Cheers: To Cyndi Martin and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest for honoring the volunteers with a brunch at Mira Vista Country Club. It was obvious that much time had been spent organizing the event. It is indeed an honor to be a volunteer, and Cyndi’s leadership is greatly appreciated.

— Sondra and Glynne Johnston,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To my mail carrier on Springfield Drive. I was not home when he delivered my mail one day, and I needed to pick up a piece of certified mail the next day. I was out running, and he recognized me and allowed me to sign and get the envelope. Saved me a trip.

— Amanda Johnson,


Cheers: To the generous person who paid for our meal the other night at Red Lobster. You put a huge smile on our faces. We will definitely pay it forward. Aren’t Texans wonderful?

— Paul Cole, Fort Worth

Jeers: To an auto dealer that fixed my window, unwiring the locking mechanism and neglecting to rewire it, then told me it was a coincidence my car would no longer lock. Another dealer told me I’d been lied to and then fixed the problem.

— Sharon Loveall,

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Cheers: To Shady Oaks Elementary School “Team Day” and “Fiesta Carnival.” Many thanks to the administration, PTA, volunteers and especially Coach Wallace, Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Cortez for all the wonderful, well-organized events. Every child was rewarded with some type of participation ribbon. We had a great time.

— Jim Chartier, Hurst

Cheers: To the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital therapists at Mabee Rehabilitation Center. You have all been kind, courteous and professional during my rehab for the past few months. With your help, I am getting back to a somewhat normal life.

— Anita Cox, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the organizers and volunteers responsible for the Ride for Heroes bike ride in Aledo on April 20. Great cause, great ride and great people working together for one awesome day to remember.

— Dale Zimmerman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Charles Carlton for receiving the prestigious Dr. Truman C. Terrell Award for demonstrating exemplary dedication and commitment to patients and the practice of medicine. Not only did he deserve that award, he deserves so much more. Heartiest congratulations and hats off to my doctor, Tony Carlton.

— Ruth Orren, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Brian Lawson who played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Granbury Theatre. The production was delightful, and Brian’s performance singing and acting was off the charts. Thanks for being a great blessing to Granbury and the surrounding cities!

— Gloria Abrams, Fort Worth

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