Cheers: To the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for the free Piano Lunch programs at McDavid Studio. What a wonderful opportunity for the public to hear the world’s best young pianists in such an intimate and comfortable setting.— Mary Ann Hudak, Fort Worth Cheers: To the veterinarians and staff at Walnut Creek Animal Clinic in Mansfield. I recently had to end the suffering of my 15-year-old dog. It was a very difficult time for me, but, as always, these folks were kind, caring and compassionate. This group of professionals truly deserves the title of Best Vet in Mansfield. — Kathy Griffin, Mansfield Cheers: To Rick Detorie of the comic strip One Big Happy for giving the only mention of what day it was June 6. D-Day June 6, 1944, was indeed a day “to remember.” — Beverly Cardona, Fort Worth Jeers: To the parent from the girls’ basketball team who heckled and mimicked me cheering for my daughter at a tournament in Frisco. What you did not know was that my daughter’s dad passed away, and we were quickly approaching the 1-year anniversary. I was trying to lift her spirits. — Sue Nelson, Hurst Jeers: To the Joshua school administrators who felt obligated to turn off the microphone during their valedictorian’s graduation speech. Many people have died so Americans can practice freedom of speech. What they did to a U.S. Naval Academy appointee was classless. — John Fisk, Joshua Jeers: To the Joshua Schools Superintendent who had the mic turned off during the speech being given by the Class’s valedictorian. Cheers to his class who fully supported him by a standing ovation. — Arlyn Witten, Fort Worth Cheers: To the persons who planned and carried out the graduating exercises for Centennial High School of Burleson’s initial graduating class, which were held at TCU on June 10. The time required to recognize a class of 280 students was one hour and eight minutes. — Curt Greer, Burleson Cheers: To Remington Reimer, the Joshua High School valedictorian, for finishing his speech at graduation even though they turned the microphone off. Cheers for the audience giving him a standing ovation. — Gearldine Lewis, Fort Worth Jeers: To the person who stole the solar flood lights from the White Lake Hills entry signs. They will be replaced (set in plenty of concrete). We refuse to be intimidated. — Larry Vosberg, Fort Worth Jeers: To the City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department. I contacted them three times and asked them to look at a malfunctioning traffic signal, but they never did anything. Jeers to very poor customer service. — Kenneth Janak, Fort Worth Cheers: To Lucretia Summers and Melinda Adams, two City of Fort Worth employees who think public service means exactly that. Many thanks. — Christi Cook, Fort Worth Cheers: To my neighbors and employees of Victorian Quarters Apartments who assisted me when I fell. Your many acts of kindness were greatly appreciated. Thanks also to the Benbrook EMS who responded and were so kind and professional. — Frances Hackler, Benbrook Cheers: To TCU swimming and diving Coach Richard Sybesma and his talented staff of student swimmers for providing such a well-organized, safe, thoughtful and fun beginning swim experience for my 4-year-old grandson. They have their act together. — Curt Wilson, Grapevine Cheers: To the retiring superintendent of the Burleson school district for his speech to the graduating class of 2013 and his pride of God and country. It is refreshing to hear someone stand up and say “God bless America and the Class of 2013.” And cheers to the class of 2013 and my granddaughter, who has made me so proud. — John Boutte, Burleson Jeers: To Fort Worth for the speed limit of 40 mph on Trinity Boulevard. This makes no sense except to run radar to write a ticket. After the report on police ticket-writing, I think I understand now. — Art Gates, Arlington Jeers: To parents who allow kids to run wild during Levitt Pavilion concerts. The kids you should be controlling are stomping through planted beds of the pavilion and City Hall — some of the most beautiful landscapes in Arlington. Makes one reconsider these concerts being free. — John O’Malley, Arlington Cheers: To Brooks White and his exceptional staff at Brookson Builders for their outstanding work in homebuilding in Weatherford. Upon retiring, my wife and I bought a spec home from Brookson Builders. The layout is wonderful, and construction quality is superior. The attention to detail has exceeded our expectations. — Gene Swenson, Weatherford Jeers: To Republic Waste in Arlington for randomly removing old recycling bins from homes on my street the same day the new bins were delivered. Arlington’s phone message states the date of old bin pickup has yet to be determined and residents have the choice to keep the old bins. — Deborah Greenlee, Arlington Cheers: My son was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in front of his apartment off Hulen. They took his wallet and keys. We went to Meador Chrysler-Jeep, and they made him a new key at no charge. Thank you to them for making a bad day a little bit better. — Marcie Garrett, Fort Worth Cheers: To Dr. Judson Smith for being an extraordinary ophthalmologist and for recommending Dr. Aaleya Koreishi to treat my cataracts. Throughout both my surgeries, everyone at Cornea Consultants of Texas and Arlington Day Surgery displayed the utmost competence, care and kindness towards this rather nervous patient. What a wonderful difference you have made in my life. — Karen Kologe, Fort Worth Cheers: To dentist Jim Getz and his wonderful staff for efficiently and beautifully fixing my broken front tooth. It looks fantastic. — Brian Byrd, Fort Worth
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