Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To Texas Sens. Cornyn and Cruz for putting guns, money and bullets over the safety, health and welfare of Texans and other citizens. Plus, those senators who joined their ranks should be ashamed of themselves. This convinces me of the need for term limits for all politicians.

— Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Councilman Danny Scarth for running another clean campaign for City Council. Danny has been in five races and has never once said anything negative about his opponents. He has been positive and forward-thinking and has won every time. So, you see, nice guys do finish first.

— Gregory Ricks, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the man who helped me check the oil in my car and assisted in making sure I bought the correct oil. I can’t express how much help you were. You saved me hours of time trying to navigate under the hood of my car.

— Casey Walker, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the bank for trying to foreclose on my house by giving me bad information for the past four years, and to the Veterans Administration for stating they could help me and they couldn’t.

— Charles A. Beltram, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the three wonderful people who were concerned when I tripped and fell on the street curb at Tom Thumb Grapevine Highway May 8. They all stopped and asked if I was OK and if they could help. There are still some great, caring people in this world.

— Elaine Wicker, Hurst

Jeers: To the worker at a local body shop for an extremely unprofessional and disappointing experience. Customer service and prompt communications should be a priority.

— Eddy W. Wood, Azle

Cheers: To the fine citizens of Watauga who stopped to help a woman and son hit head-on by an intoxicated driver on U.S. 377 across from Target May 10. In today’s world, that is outstanding.

— Doug Robinson, Keller

Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for my dinner at Riscky’s BBQ on Camp Bowie Boulevard May 6. You left before I could thank you, so now I say “thank you” and will pay it forward.

— Dawn Golas, Benbrook

Cheers: To the 8th Marine Corps District, Fort Worth Recruiting Station, for the inspiring flag ceremony they presented to the Texas Retired Teachers Association District 11 Conference on May 1. What a wonderful example of our military.

— Georgia Kidwell, Hurst

Cheers: To Ike Gallop, our docent, at the B-36 Museum of Fort Worth. My husband and I visited April 24. I was drawn to the biographical binders, a reminder of the sacrifices that were made during the Vietnam War. This museum is an awesome tribute to those who sacrificed for our freedom.

— Susan Kendall, Richland Hills

Cheers: To the hospice nurses and employees who cared and advocated for my late aunt, Becky Sue Davis. Thank you for your dedication to care with excellence. Her family will not soon forget your service.

— Christina Logozzo Wiegand,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice person who found our little runaway Papillon and took her to the animal shelter. We recovered her in a few hours and want to thank the rescuer and the people at the shelter. We were very fortunate.

— Cynthia Baker, Keller

Jeers: To the police department that continues to allow mindless morons to race up/down Rufe Snow Drive and Loop 820, including in front of the intermediate school. If you’re too scared to enforce the “racing” or “reckless conduct-vehicle,” who will?

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Fred and Joann, my great neighbors. And to Amtrak for a scenic, roomy ride from Austin home to Fort Worth recently.

— Maxine Cheply, Hurst

Jeers: To the powers that be at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for quadrupling next season’s prices for longtime patrons who prefer to sit in the upper level. Perhaps the spirit of J.R. is alive and well at the DSO.

— Perry West, Roanoke

Cheers: To the American Cancer Society and hundreds of volunteers, sponsors and donors who put on the “Relay for Life” April 27. I and many others were honored as cancer survivors. It was a wonderfully emotional and fun day for me and some of my caregivers: Daleta Choate, Tera Ingram and Sydnee Stanley.

— Joan Mann, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the courageous elected officials in Washington who understand the Second Amendment and our American freedom, along with the honorable National Rifle Association for protecting America from anti-gun nuts.

— Michael N. Jacobs,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mary Martin Elementary’s production of Peter Pan. What a tribute, not only to the actress but the students, staff and parents of this great school. This was a Number One production, and all involved can be proud of a job well done.

— Sherry Rhoads, Benbrook

Jeers: To a steak and seafood restaurant whose new owner was extremely rude and hateful when we tried to use a $100 gift certificate we purchased from them. She said it had expired when there was no expiration date on the certificate. We’re out $100 and will never go back.

— Skipper Brown, Benbrook

Cheers: To Frank Kent Honda’s service department. They are honest, efficient and meticulous. The waiting area is immaculate. It is a pleasure to do business with them.

— Sherry Swenson, Weatherford

Cheers: To Bill Utter Ford for outstanding service on my recently purchased car. Ken, Greg, Chris and Kevin are true professionals. This dealership stands behind its products.

— Mike Forman, Keller

Cheers: To the physicians at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB for the sweet treats and helping celebrate National Nurses Week.

— Karen Wright and nursing staff, Bedford

Jeers: To a Fort Worth beauty school for taking advantage of my 94-year-old mother by charging her $38 because she wanted her hair put in rollers. The purpose of her visit was to save money. I routinely pay $17 there for a shampoo, cut and styling. Shame on you.

— Marsha Ahrvide,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the owner of a dog I found on May 8. I took her to a vet’s office — no tags; luckily, a chip. You were contacted. I waited with the dog. You blamed a broken fence, barely a “thank you” and hastily left. I didn’t want a reward, just your pet safe.

— Faye F. Chance, Arlington

Cheers: To the dedicated volunteers of the Friends of the Library for their incredible work at the Friends spring book sale. Your hard work in support of the library was awesome! And cheers to the many patrons who supported the sale with their purchases. Your loyalty to our sales is very much appreciated.

— Bunny Gardner, Fort Worth,

president, Friends of the

Fort Worth Library

Jeers: To U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, who has co-sponsored House Resolution 1780, which, if passed, would mandate all federal government employees lose their Federal Employee Health Benefit Plans and seek coverage through the exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Do you represent us in your district or just you?

— Charles S. Coleman,

Euless

Cheers: To the two AT&T repairmen who were working in front of our house and helped me when my husband fell and broke his hip and clavicle. You stayed with him until the paramedics came and took over. I truly appreciate all your help and thoughtfulness.

— Lynn McCrea, Burleson

Jeers: To joggers who insist on running in the street when we have perfectly good sidewalks. Especially the young mothers who push their toddlers down the street with their backs to traffic, when the sidewalks are clear and safe.

— Tom Glenn, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian M.L. Tierce of Camp Bowie Animal Hospital who did it again! He successfully operated on our wonderful dog, Corey, for cancer again. Being the son of a veterinarian, I truly marvel and appreciate the skills and knowledge of this remarkable surgeon. Merci beaucoup.

— Philippe H. Arrighi,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the people sitting in the D section at the 3 p.m. TCU graduation May 11 for not making eye contact or offering to help my 83-year-old father, who was falling on the steps.

— Marsha Berdan, Fort Worth

Cheers: To On The Border at Bryant Irvin Road. Andrew and Derriuax went out of their way to make my son’s graduation dinner a huge success. They were cheerful and made sure my special request was fulfilled. They made a special day even better. Great food and great service. Job well done!

— Janet Martin, Aledo

Cheers: And congratulations to Angela Dawn Shindoll for being recognized as Tarrant County College adjunct professor of the year. Being one of the students fortunate enough to experience her professionalism firsthand, I concur with this well-deserved selection.

— Dana Braswell,

Grand Prairie

Cheers: To Lou’s Air Conditioning and Heating of Crowley for meticulous service at affordable prices.

— Bonnie Waller,

Edgecliff Village

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