Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Platinum Construction and all the volunteers who helped with the clean-up at Indian Harbor on Lake Granbury after the tornado. Thanks to all the volunteers throughout the area providing assistance to those who were in the path of these devastating tornadoes, and God bless the victims.

— Scott Willingham, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Sam’s Club in Westworth Village, which gave a generous donation toward supplies purchased for tornado victims in Granbury. Volunteers were very grateful for donations. I was overwhelmed and impressed by the quick response as I entered First Christian Church. God bless the volunteers and all the victims of this storm.

— June Hoffman, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those who leave their trash at drive-in theaters! There are trash containers. Those coming in after the movie has started should use their parking lights, not their headlights. And when leaving, use your parking lights.

— Carol Lopez, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Arlington voters for re-electing our City Council members. I guess the voters feel politicians representing themselves and not us is best.

— William G. Sandlin Jr.,


Jeers: To my neighbors who refuse to use driveways and garages to park their vehicles. By parking on the street, you create an unnecessary safety hazard.

— Bill Kiefer, Fort Worth

Jeers: To all the “lookieloos” who clogged the streets in southwest Cleburne on May 16, preventing, and delaying clean-up after the storm. Cheers to Diana Baird, Trevor Baird, Michael Martin, Jimmy Searcy and Rig Relocators, who came by and asked if we needed help cleaning up the tree damage.

— Anthony Ersland,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the horseback riders along the Trinity Trail between the Stockyards, Panther Pavilion and Trinity Park for leaving horse droppings on the gravel and cement paths. The smelly and fly-infested deposits are unsanitary for bicyclists, walkers/runners and children. Put a bag on your horse’s tail to collect droppings.

— Yvonne Rubenstein,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, who co-sponsored House Resolution 1780 to mandate that all federal employees lose their federal health insurance benefit plans and seek coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Obviously, he represents all of his district, not just federal employees.

— John Linford, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the young man who on May 20 came to my rescue at a bagel shop in the TCU area when I tripped on an uneven sidewalk. Thank you so much for helping a clumsy woman whose pride was bruised much more than the split lip and scraped knee.

— Sarah Ireland, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the fence company we hired to install our fence three years ago. One of the gates and the drive-through were defective. At the cost of $3,500, you would think we would get better service. We have been calling every week for four months and still no repairs.

— Deborah Bailey, Weatherford

Cheers: To the residents and staff at Town Village Arlington for making my recent presentation on Honor Flight DFW a huge success. My personal thanks to the staff for their kindness and love to the residents at TVA.

— Gordon Haggett, Dallas

Cheers: To the Burleson police and EMTs who responded to an accident on Interstate 35W during bad weather on March 23. Everyone was professional, courteous and kind — the epitome of “protect and serve.” Cheers also to off-duty Fort Worth police Officer Lee, who was the first on the scene and helped me.

— Audrey Yoes, Burleson

Cheers: To the Gonzales family members who bought my wife and me dinner, unbeknownst to us, at Applebee’s in North Richland Hills on April 16. Thank you, and I will do the same for another family. Your kindness tells me a lot about your good character.

— John Grow,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Unity One Credit Union, Spring Creek Barbeque and Roy Luna of First American for providing teachers with a lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks to AT&T Pioneers for providing educational prizes to students during our attendance rally and a gift bag for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!

— Rachel Martinez, Fort Worth

Cheers: To physical therapist Keisha and occupational therapist Sherry at Cityview Care Center in Fort Worth. Their diligence and expertise enabled me to regain my independence so I could go home after 107 days in a hospital. Every time I get up from my chair, I think of them.

— W.H. (Buddy) Randall,


Cheers: To Jason Galbreaith, Marine and father-to-be, who found and returned my lost charge card on Mother’s Day. I gave him a big hug. I asked him why he wasn’t with his mother, and he said he was just on his way with flowers. Bless you.

— Barbara Sellers, Arlington

Cheers: To the owners of the snow cone stand on Cimarron Trail who gave me a free snow cone just because. I’ll definitely be coming back frequently.

— Austin Sissom, Benbrook

Cheers: To LaVerne and Bill Moore for building and installing the Little Free Library on Usher Street in Benbrook. You can drive up and select a book or leave some in the little house next to the curb. There are choices for all ages. It was built with love.

— Frances Covington, Benbrook

Cheers: To the person who paid for our breakfast May 10 at Denny’s in Fort Worth. Our 4-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy, was scheduled for treatment at Cook Children’s. We were a bit anxious, but your kind gesture assured us there are “angels” looking out for our precious boy.

— Evonne and Robert Fraga,


Jeers: To the waste disposal company for not offering a recycling option in southwest unincorporated Tarrant County. Jeers to Tarrant County for not requiring an option. It would be better for the economy and ecology of our residents.

— Janet Konczak, Crowley

Jeers: To the designers of the Texas 114/Texas 121 Grapevine funnel revisions and DFW Airport management for eliminating the entrances into the DFW toll booths from North Airfield Drive (Mustang). One can now enter only from Texas 114, and we will have to deal with traffic jams and accidents.

— Cindy Whitton, Southlake

Jeers: To the cable company for requiring a “free” cable box for all TVs. When I had trouble installing it, after an hour on the phone and five hours waiting on a service tech, he got the service up. Then I get a bill for a service call.

— Wesley Black, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the family in the silver van who aided a stray cat hit by a car on our street.

— Carol Rugowski, Hurst

Cheers: To the gentleman who changed my tire in the parking lot of the Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store on McCart Avenue at 8 p.m. Sunday. He noticed my cousin and me consulting the owner’s manual to figure out how, and he did it faster and better than we could have. I appreciate his kindness and expertise.

— George Michael Sherry,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To McLean 6th Grade teachers, staff and students for their presentations at “Night of the Notables.” The students researched their person, made a presentation and dressed as the character. Students did a wonderful job for the many parents and grandparents who attended. Way to go, McLean 6th!

— Susan N. Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Yates Brown for kindly stopping to offer us a ride home when we were out for a walk and got caught in a downpour. We were graciously delivered to our front door and dry clothes.

— Bob and Kathleen Meiser,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the street department and the mayor for the terrible condition of the city streets. Potholes and patch work that does not fix the problem seem to be what we have to put up with. Many center and lane stripes are missing, making it difficult to drive at night.

— G. J. Martinez, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Westworth Wal-Mart employees Cindy and Ranke, plus Fallas Discount buyer Monie for helping the Children’s Closet of University Christian Church search for, order and box up thousands of jeans that we purchased for children in need. Many thanks for all their time and effort.

— Gerry Houk, Benbrook

Cheers: To Jim Bob Wakefield and the city’s Traffic and Public Works Department staff, who always do an exceptional job when called. Thank you for taking care of the Ridgmar area.

— Harold E. Osborn, Fort Worth

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