Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To the governor’s staff for using the Granbury disaster for self-serving publicity. Not only did they have over 100 workers who were trying to help the victims stop what they were doing, they also made them leave the area, causing further delays.

— Tom Gentry, Graham

Cheers: To Jenny Barnett and her diligent staff at Laurel Land Memorial Park and Funeral Home for hosting a wonderful Memorial Day service. It exceeded all expectations. With grace and dignity, our servicemen and women of the past were remembered and our present-day service people honored and celebrated.

— Bob Thompson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Scholastic Books and the Arlington school district for ensuring that all students will have summer reading opportunities. As a result of their collaborative efforts, every student, pre-K through 11th grade, went home with a very nice selection of books to read. Thanks so much.

— Stephanie Posner, Arlington

Jeers: To the entity whose decision to allow one left-turn lane at the intersection of Texas 114 southbound access road and Northwest Highway. At peak hours, it takes four to five lights to make the turn. Why can’t the middle lane turn left or go straight? Rather have the income from photo enforcement?

— Cynthia England, Grapevine

Cheers: To the new Papa Osh pasta and pizza that recently opened in Colleyville. The food is fabulous and the service is excellent. The salad bar and BYOB features are an added bonus as well as an outdoor patio. This is Colleyville’s best hidden secret, and we love it.

— Maddi Dudley, Colleyville

Jeers: To parking at Will Rogers Memorial Center for not allowing senior citizens a two-hour window to deliver items for the Altrusa Club Senior Citizens Fair. This is totally unfair, since we now must pay parking twice — once to deliver items, then again when we pick them up afterward.

— Shirley Rardin,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the road construction crews working on the Chisholm Trail Parkway at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Bryant Irvin Road for displayiing a large American flag from a tall construction crane Memorial Day weekend. ’Twas a beautiful sight and a poignant reminder in honoring America’s deceased military heroes.

— Walt Hill, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Patricia at Taco Casa on Riverside Drive who found my credit card that I had dropped in a parking lot. She tracked me down and saved me from a potential nightmare. Glad there are still honest folks out there who do the right thing. God bless you, Patricia.

— Richard Davis, Euless

Cheers: To the Tarrant County tax office in downtown Fort Worth. Even on the last day of the month, when the procrastinators come in droves, they moved the sizable line very quickly and even sent a staff member out to answer questions of each person waiting.

— John Andrew Willis,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Michael, a technician at City Garage in Colleyville, who topped off my oil at no charge when I was heading back to Fort Worth with a scary low oil alert and no time for an oil change. Thank you, Michael.

— Paige K. Hendricks, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Blue Haze Elementary for another great school year. Faculty and staff do an amazing job of making students feel special and appreciated every moment of every day. A heartfelt thank you to Ms. Rothenburger and Ms. Holub for caring for my two kids like they were their own.

— Crystal Intfen, Fort Worth

Jeers: To whoever stole our welcome sign from our driveway gate on Lake Weatherford over Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor those who gave their lives to keep us safe. The sign had terrific sentimental value to us. It was handmade from a pair of antique wooden skis.

— Lauren Melton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Nathaniel Neugent and Meredith DeMaagd, band directors at Howard Middle School in Mansfield, who are truly exceptional people. Our son has grown not only musically but in character with help from you. Thanks for your compassion, criticism and dedication. Our love and appreciation go beyond words.

— Dawn Samstag, Arlington

Cheers: To Miss Marcol, Miss Becky and Mr. Glenn at The Plant Shed in Euless for helping me to make a flower pot that I could give to my mama for Mother’s Day. I hope you do it next year.

— Will Horton, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth road maintenance department for not addressing the railroad crossing at Cleburne Road and West Berry Street. The crossing is almost impassable.

— Larry Small, Hurst

Cheers: To Gregg, who works at Home Depot in Lake Worth and went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me with a craft project for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. His patience and kindness were so appreciated.

— Diana Gouyton, Azle

Cheers: To the Pantego branch of Colonial Savings at West Park Row Drive and Bowen Road for the free document/paper shredding opportunity on June 1. What a thoughtful community service. My junky piles of old, identity-sensitive stuff are gone — all at no cost.

— Carol Hubbard,


Cheers: To Wallace, who stopped on his way to pay a bill to help me change a flat tire on Interstate 30 on Monday. It was hot and out of your way, but you stopped anyway to bring help and your good nature. Thank you, staff sergeant.

— Trevor Elston, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Texas Health Arlington Memorial emergency room, Dr. Saunders and nurse Heather, who were spot on with my treatment in the ER. They were informative, caring and actually listened to the patient. Jeers to me for being grumpy (putting it nicely) until the problem with my pacemaker was resolved.

— Karen Allen, Arlington

Jeers: To a couple that walks up and says hello as the dogs relieved themselves in the yard. The neighbor that doesn’t use a leash and says, “I can’t keep him from going in your yard.” The dog that barks for hours at any motion on the street. Three irresponsible pet owners.

— Lee Shqeir, Arlington

Cheers: To the young man who is honest enough to turn in a wedding ring lost at Iron Horse Golf Course. The golf club should hire him because he definitely demonstrated his honesty.

— Larry Turner,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To our very dear friend Carole Godbey and the talented staff at Vance Godbey’s Catering for your contribution in making our granddaughter’s wedding reception a total success. We asked for elegance; you delivered with at capital “E.” Thanks for everything.

— Carol and Jerry Walton,


Cheers: To Quality Fabrics in Hurst for restoring my circa-1923 Ranch Oak sofa and chair. The workmanship is exquisite on these priceless pieces. They gave me really good guidance on fabric selection. The integrity of the springs and new cusions are so solid I think they’ll last another 90 years.

— Paula Jackson,


Cheers: To the exceptionally helpful girls at Henderson Optical who assisted me in securing a magnifying glass from the factory without which I am unable to read due to macular degeneration. Great customer service.

— Betty Ford, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Euless Midway Park Elementary Principal Doreen Mengwasser as she is leaving us for a Bedford school. Her open-door policy and can-do attitude were much appreciated. We welcome our new principal, Sarah Williams, in August, but she has tall high heels to fill. Good luck to both of them.

— Vince Basset, Euless

Jeers: To the man in the white SUV with a ladder strapped on top who rear-ended my powder-blue Buick LeSabre Monday and then drove away. This happened on Interstate 30 West near the Las Vegas Trail exit. If anyone caught a license plate, contact police.

— Sarah Abernathy, Aledo

Cheers: To Garrett and the store crew working at David’s Supermarket in Godley on Memorial Day. The safe return of a wallet picture insert I misplaced in their store, containing various ID cards, sentimental pictures and cash, has bolstered my faith in the integrity and honesty of today’s younger generation.

— Kim Trickey,

Mineral Wells

Cheers: To Richland Hills United Methodist Church for their amazing Wesley Kids Program. What a great experience for my 3-year-old grandson. He couldn’t wait to go to “school” to see his teacher, Ms. Christina, his friends and Ms. Stacy, program director. Great program.

— Bobbi Arthur,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the staff (especially the nurses) in the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Heart Center CVICU during the final days of my mother, Dallie Houston. Their compassion and empathy for her and us while caring for her and making sure she was comfortable made those terrible days easier to bear.

— Garry Houston and Family,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Matt and all the friendly crew at Ace Hardware on Matlock Road in Mansfield. You have everything that I need for any DIY project, and your advice is free. What a deal. Many thanks for all your help.

— Jo McMullen,


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