Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To Eric Holder. You didn’t know anything about Fast & Furious. You didn’t know anything about IRS shenanigans. You don’t seem to know much about anything. And yet your name is all over all of them. Get your house in order. Or better yet, just get out!

— Earl McReynolds III, Alvarado

Jeers: To the Fort Worth City Council for considering stopping the extended leave policy for Officer Lisa Ramsey, shot in the line of duty in 2003. Surely, in an annual budget of more than $583 million, you can afford $39,000 to keep Ramsey for another five years until she reaches full retirement eligibility.

— Tien Bucher,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Central Library for organizing “The Swartz Brothers” exhibit. Jeers for displaying the photos so high it was impossible to enjoy them. I am 5-foot-6, yet the photos hung over my head — inaccessible to children or wheelchair-bound patrons. Did Dirk Nowitzki hang those photos?

— Jacki Turner, Santo

Cheers: To Fry’s Electronics in Arlington for giving the Arlington Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association the opportunity to fundraise for the Arlington Police Department during its anniversary sale weekend. We, and many Fry’s customers, always look forward to this event. Thanks, Scott Shapiro, Peter Haag and their incredible staff.

— Joe Hawkins, Suzanne Winter, and ACPAAA board of directors,

Arlington

Cheers: To my dentist, William Cook. He got me in with no appointment, not once but twice, and the work he did was first-class, as always.

— Edward Lopez, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the amnesty “gang of eight.” A drug cartel lawyer, in our country legally, was killed in Southlake. The government can’t vet one at a time, but we are to believe they can vet millions at a time? Hogwash!

— Lyn Canyon,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the Keller City Council that has abandoned the city’s Future Land Use Plan and development standards at the whims of developers who have inundated the city with requests for smaller lots to bulk up their profits. The council presents as a representative of the developer vs. the citizens.

— Pam Morton, Keller

Cheers: To all employees at Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest. A planned one- or two-night stay turned into a 22-day endeavor. I was wonderfully taken care of by all on the fifth floor. I will never forget any of you wonderful nurses and patient care techs. You know who you are.

— Ronald E. Cook,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Detective Davis and the patrolmen who found and arrested a DWI hit-and-run driver who hit a pedestrian and parked car in front of our house. They had her in custody less than an hour after the incident. Way to go, FWPD!

— Bruce Payne, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gracious person who paid for my lunch at the Lunch Box on May 10. It felt like an early Mother’s Day gift. I appreciate your anonymous act of kindness, and I paid it forward.

— Patricia McDaniel,

Benbrook

Cheers: To Mike Carrancejie of Liq-O-Rama, for the outstanding service in providing the liquor for my daughter’s wedding. Perfect delivery and great prices.

— David Chapman, Aledo

Jeers: To all the politicians, media and talking heads that can’t wait to push climate change/global warming after tornado tragedies in Oklahoma and Texas. Get off your political agenda and please give time for the families to gather and mourn their loved ones. You people are disgusting.

— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth, which doesn’t clean up the trash dumped into the creek in Krauss Baker Park on the intersection of Vega and Park Lake drives. There are a variety of animals in the creek, like egrets and great blue herons, many ducks and turtles.

— Eric Fisher Stone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the highway construction crew working close to Bryant Irvin Road and Hulen Mall. They displayed a huge American flag at half-staff on one of their cranes for Memorial Day. It was beautiful waving over the construction site. Thanks for taking the time to show your pride in America.

— Kathleen Evans, Fort Worth

Cheers: To two Cleburne High School boys who came to help us on May 16 with the storm damage. They worked for hours with their chain saw, dragging broken limbs to the curb and helped us cover the hole in the roof. Cheers also to Home Depot volunteers who came and finished the cleanup.

— Edna Walker, Cleburne

Cheers: To Jay Lewis and Richard Mitchell for their many years of serving the kids in the Cleburne schools as principals. The longtime dedication and guidance each of you gave your students and teachers will never be forgotten. Best wishes in all of your future plans as educators so you may continue to touch the lives of your students.

— Aubrey and Jon Carpenter, Cleburne

Jeers: To the “golfer” who found my 4 and 7 irons Wednesday on the driving range at the Whitestone Golf Course in Benbrook and decided to keep them rather than turning them in to the pro shop. I had a matched set.

— Dick Arena, Benbrook

Cheers: To the gentleman seated by us senior citizens at IHOP on North Beach Street and Loop 820 May 24 around 5:30 p.m. who paid for our supper. Our server told us after you were gone. What a nice surprise. We will most definitely pay it forward.

— Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brasher,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Keith, making a delivery while I was admiring a watch in a showcase. He asked, “Which one?” I thought he wanted my advice for a family member. He then said I reminded him of his grandmother (I’m 85). I now have this beautiful watch, and he has a place in my heart forever.

— Ramona Inglis, Granbury

Cheers: To the person(s) who paid for our meal May 24 at Red Hot & Blue on Hulen Street. My husband and I would like to thank you, and may you be blessed for your kindness. That was awesome.

— Nan Attaway, Crowley

Jeers: To the University of Texas graduate student who created an orthographic gun from paper and put the design out on the Internet for free. Our safety is reduced again, as now a disgruntled person can make one and take action against someone they think wronged them, with little chance of detection.

— Jim Phillips, Benbrook

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Water Department workers who on May 29 stopped to help a young girl on Forest Park Boulevard when her vehicle overheated. A. Gutierrez was one of the men who graciously helped her. Great to know there are still gentlemen in Fort Worth. Our tax dollars well spent.

— Jonnie Steed, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jessica Williams, who found our dog, Booter. I really appreciate you picking him up and taking him to the vet, where they read his chip. She not only saved our li’l dog, she fed and bathed him. She went above and beyond for our family. Thank you so much.

— Mandy Grubbs,

Burleson

Jeers: To everyone who will not say good-bye or bye at the end of a telephone conversation. How rude!

— Marilyn Hodge, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the very nice gentleman who paid for our lunch at Joe’s Coffee Shop on Denton Highway on Memorial Day. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Thank you, thank you.

— Dairrel and Anita Ringener,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for taking over a year to build one-quarter mile of Ray White Road. They started construction before the school year started last summer and are still working on it. What gives?

— Bruce Snyder, Fort Worth

Cheers: To all the volunteers who took time from their lives to place flags, in honor and remembrance, on all the graves of our dead at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. It made my heart swell with pride to see so many so well remembered.

— Vivian Ogletree, Bedford

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