Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Trinity Shakes for another fantastic season (the fifth) of excellent theater.

— Jeanie Bielicke, Benbrook

Cheers: To the 2013 Birdville High School graduates. We have been to many, many high school and university graduations, but the Birdville graduates were the very best we have ever seen! They were respectful toward the administrators and teachers, attentive to the speakers and supportive of their fellow classmates. Proud indeed!

— Paul and Alice Curtis,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To a telecommunications company offering “state of the art” audio. Two employees visited my house and verified audio issues that must be kicked up a level. The upper level agrees there is an issue but seemingly can’t fix it. Refuses to return calls!

— Tom Kowalski, Grapevine

Cheers: To the angel nurses on the fourth floor of the Harris Tower at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. They were kind and thoughtful during my week’s stay. God bless all of you.

— Lois Branch, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful Station No. 16 firefighter for your assistance. Your help in how to adjust the thermostat without breaking it is appreciated. God bless, and thanks, muchas gracias and merci beaucoup.

— Genevieve Matthews,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To all at Watauga Senior Adult Center who are members of Knitt Knotts. They crochet, knit and loom numerous items for local hospitals, rehab centers and cancer centers. They do this voluntarily, using their own yarn and donated yarn. Theirs truly is a labor of love.

— Robert Hunze, Haltom City

Cheers: To Jacob Tatarian, Tye Harris Jr., Ruben and crew with North Texas Roofing and Construction; to Daniel McClure Gutters for the excellent work; and to “Aunt Susan” for her kindness. Thanks and God bless.

Sandy M. Ruth, River Oaks

Jeers: To flag manufacturers that sell one-sided flags. The union (the 50 stars) must always be displayed at top left, whether vertical or horizontal. We have forgotten Flag Day (June 14), but Independence Day will soon arrive.

— Lynn Holt, Mansfield

Jeers: To the man who brought tuna for his son to snack on before Man of Steel at Rave Cinemas Ridgmar on Father’s Day. The smell lasted about half an hour.

— Linda Rodjak, Benbrook

Jeers: To people who do not pick up their pets’ droppings, who do not use their car horns or turn signals, who speed in 35-mph zones. Jeers also to radio and TV announcers who machine-gun-mouth where to call and what to do at the end of advertisements.

— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth

Cheers: To guests of the Cultural District who visit with their charges to create a structured educational and social experience. Enlightened, attentive guidance and sponsorship is appreciated by all. Jeers to negligent guardians who deem the district institutions a substitute for comprehensive au pair services.

— William Harty, Weatherford

Jeers: To those who schedule the god of game to conflict with the time the almighty God of heaven and Earth has appointed for His worship. Sports are fine in their time.

— Alvin Jennings, Hurst

Jeers: To all the major TV stations for running the same commercials over and over and over, day after day. I understand that’s how stations bring in income, but come on. Enough is enough of the same ones over and over and back to back.

— Chris Danielson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Payne family for opening the doors to Cousin’s BBQ for an inspiring Father’s Day tribute. The family tradition of serving others with grace and gratitude lifted the spirits of all in attendance. Your family continues to be in our thoughts.

— Andy Andrews family,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the administration of the Joshua school district on the night of the 2013 graduation. I know it was difficult to cut off the microphone of a student speaker who violated school rules with his speech.

— Teresa Mobley Grunewald,


Cheers: To the Fort Worth firefighters for saving our home June 14, and to the Red Cross for all your help. You all made a very tough day brighter.

— Trimeka Tolbert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Ryan at Enterprise Car Rental, who went above and beyond to get me a rental car when Amtrak lost my reservation. It was a very, very busy day and I had no reservation. Thanks to Ryan I made it to my destination on time. It was a fine example of true service.

— Sherry Q. Stone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the man in the TCU ballcap who found my wallet at the zoo on June 8 and turned it in to lost and found. I retrieved it and everything was in it. It warms my heart to know there are still such honest people in the world. Thank you.

— Nan Stegall, Benbrook

Cheers: To Dr. Ronald Burke and the nurses and staff at Cook Children’s Specialty Clinic in Hurst for the care they gave my daughter, Hannah, the last few years. We feel very blessed. Thank you.

— Jennifer Quast, Arlington

Cheers: To North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst. My husband, Ron, had a hip replacement with complications. The members stayed during surgery, visited him, sent cards, built a railing by the front steps, brought dinners, prayers galore and so much more. They are the most caring people.

— Harriett Wright, Hurst

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for spending money on unused wheelchair ramps instead of repairing potholes that were mostly caused by its heavy equipment.

— Joyce Jackson, Fort Worth

Cheers: And a million thank-yous to the honest person who turned in my wallet that I had dropped in Target on Carroll Street in Fort Worth at lunchtime. Thank God there are still some out there.

— Christa E. King, Fort Worth

Cheers: To 81-year-old Bennie Hamilton for shooting a whopping 79 at River Crest Country Club on March 19. First time he’d ever played there! Congrats!

— Carol Bailey, Aurora

Cheers: To the person who paid for our dinner at Chuy’s on the evening of Saturday, June 15. It was such a heart-warming experience. We were very touched by your thoughtfulness, and we will pay it forward.

— Andy and Ellie Ustanik,


Jeers: To the jailed woman who made bad choices by not paying traffic fines on time. The fines were just the start. Now the city is dealing with unpaid fines, not just a traffic offender. Where else could she get credit for $338.45 a day?

— Ellyn A. King, Southlake

Cheers: To the West Seventh Street In-N-Out Burger employees and the passers-by who came out after my car accident and helped to calm me down and give me water. Cheers to Deanna Martinez who stopped to be a witness. Wonderful to see the kindness of strangers.

— Kate Cohen, Fort Worth

Cheers: To McKinney Memorial Bible Church and Beth-El Congregation (both wonderful neighbors of ours) for opening their parking lots to our guests recently when we hosted a big conference. We appreciate your help!

— Ben Disney, Arborlawn United Methodist Church,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To all the Gov. Perry critics/complainers. Why don’t you move to another state and make room for all those wanting to get in — because of high employment and low taxes in Texas?

— Robert Sparks, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the U.S. Postal Service. A software conflict required me to send a hard copy of an application via the USPS to folks who’d liked my resume. It returned a month later marked “WRONG ADDRESS.” Address was correct, job gone. A job isn’t just a paycheck. If someone had done their job, I might finally have both.

— Linda Marie Johnson, Godley

Cheers: To Sherri at Tropical Travel in Midlothian for the hard work she did to help our family have such a great vacation after American Airlines canceled the scheduled flights twice. We loved our room. Thank you.

— Jan and Ron Morgan,


Cheers: To police officer Rene Evans, who rescued me as I was trying to meet my son at Meacham Airport. I was lost and very upset. She took the time to take me to the proper hangar, which I never would have found without her help. She was truly a caring person. Thanks so much.

— Pat Holley,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the two women and many others who quickly assisted my husband and me after he fell in the Albertson’s parking lot on June 7. Cheers also to the Southlake Fire Department and ambulance for their quick response.

— LaVerne Wiese,


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