Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To the city of Hurst and the Hurst police for mailing $75 red-light camera tickets to residents if their tires cross the white line, even though a complete stop is clearly made. Double jeers for claiming it’s for safety, not revenue!

— Katherine P. Pilcher, Hurst

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for its automated red-light enforcement ordinance. It’s just another way to rip off law-abiding, taxpaying residents. The light was green. I have never failed to stop at a red light or obey the speed limit.

— Eunice Givens, Fort Worth

Cheers: To my state senator, Wendy Davis, for her courageous filibuster against a draconian, ill-advised and just plain mean anti-abortion bill that would deny health services to hundreds of thousands of Texas women. Way to go, Wendy! I’m proud that you’re my state senator!

— Walter Slaven, Arlington

Cheers: To state Sen. Wendy Davis, who stood longer and stronger for her beliefs than anyone we can recall in a long time — politician or otherwise. She has earned back pats of Texans everywhere and deserves a long-term endorsement contract from the makers of Mizuno running shoes. Run, Wendy, run.

— Roger Summers, Arlington

Cheers: To Wendy Davis for her work for all women. To one who was born and raised in Texas but has lived in Honolulu since 1969, she is a hero!

— Suzanne Ramos, Honolulu

Jeers: To Gov. Perry. He’s just one more man who wants to tell women what to do with their bodies. What happened to freedom of choice?

— John C. Henderson,

Haltom City

Cheers: To the parents at Fossil Ridge High School who are courteous enough to allow other cars to merge at the daily drop-off of students at the front door. Cheers also to the teachers, especially those who offer tutorials. They really helped my granddaughter make it through her freshman year.

— Ann Stills, Watauga

Cheers: To Trinity River Post Office on Oak Park Lane for flying the POW-MIA flag below the American flag!

— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the city of Hurst Recreation Center for the free 5K walk it sponsored for us. We were given free T-shirts, snacks, drinks and massages. They even had door prizes with gift cards. It was very well organized. Thank you.

— Chris Gagné, Bedford

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Dr. Le, nurse Sandra, and the pharmacy and telephone staff for assisting a veteran with his medications after surgery.

— Tracey Goodnight, Arlington

Jeers: To a utility provider that failed to notify me that workers were coming to do service at my house and let my dogs out of the yard. Cheers to my anonymous neighbor who found the dogs and brought them home and secured them in the yard. Thank you so much.

— Kelly Norman, Arlington

Jeers: To the young lady in a white truck who pulled up to my driveway in Vinewood in Burleson and stole my Sunday paper. You looked around to see if anyone saw you and I couldn’t get to the door quickly enough to stop you. Maybe others will keep an eye out for you and you can buy a paper instead of stealing it.

— Patty Prather, Burleson

Cheers: To Dave Tyler of Hulen Movie Tavern. When I tried to buy tickets online, the system locked up. I called and Dave told me to come see him. He not only comped our tickets but our food as well. Now that’s great customer service.

— Donna T. Martin,


Cheers: To Steve at Standard Parking and to Peter at Will Rogers Memorial Center for creating a solution to the parking problem for vendors participating in the Senior Citizens Fair at WRMC this October. We sincerely appreciate their help. It will make a difference for many seniors in North Texas.

— Wanda Blake, co-chair,

Senior Citizens Fair, Granbury

Cheers: To our neighbors on Tanglewood Trail who helped remove many large limbs that had fallen while we were out of town. Thanks so much.

— Mary Katherine and

Bob Rymell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jason Jutz, a great salesman at Jerry’s Toyota, for finding the perfect trucks for me and my grandson. Once he knew what we were looking for, he kept searching until he found the right ones, and then followed through to be sure we were happy with both trucks.

— Pat Farns, Weatherford

Jeers: To a homeowners association for filing a “secretive” lawsuit without properly alerting property owners. Sellers and buyers beware. The unresolved lawsuit limits financing options and competitive terms, regardless of credit rating. Save unnecessary expense, time and distress. Before signing binding agreements, be assured the lawsuit is resolved.

— Toby Wood and Carol Godbey,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind woman who paid my bill at Sam’s Club after the credit card that I presented was said to be unacceptable. She said: “Put that on my bill.” She is an angel.

— Norma Mills,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the couple who bought our dinner at Cotton Patch in south Arlington. You didn’t know that our 96-year-old mom was fighting an infection in the intensive care unit. We took a few minutes to eat, and received your gift. We lost her the next week. We’ll share your blessing soon. Thank you.

— Margie Huchingson, Arlngton

Cheers: To Michael with Belue Plumbing in Hurst. He recently did an outstanding job for us on a major project. He does very professional work, is very friendly and is very careful to make sure that everything is cleaned up after the work is finished.

— Tom Williams, Hurst

Cheers: To the angel who found my car keys in the Texas Rangers parking lot and put them in a safe place near my car. I unknowingly dropped them as I went to the game. Your honesty made a bad situation turn around. Thank you so much.

— Pam Horton,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Carolyn in the jewelry department of J.C. Penney in Burleson. She helped me tremendously with a problem I had with a watch I had purchased there. Cheers also to Penney’s for rectifying the problem.

— Helen Boyer, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Weatherford police officer who rolled through the stop sign at the corner of Lakeshore and Lake Hollow drives on June 22. In this area, people rarely stop at stop signs, but this officer should set a better example.

— Miki Gabbard, Weatherford

Jeers: To a neighborhood association board of directors for abusing the 911 emergency system. They call a “priority one” (hostile situation) to police to scare and bully property owners in civil disputes.

— Jorja Horner, Fort Worth

Jeers: To live music venues that crank up the music way too loud, resulting in an unenjoyable head-throbbing, ear-ringing experience for the audience. Louder is not better. Show some consideration for the folks keeping you in business and turn it down a little!

— Sheri McCoy, Hurst

Cheers: To our golfing buddy Don Adamson, who turned 80 on June 25 and shot an 80 that day. To top it off, he also made his first-ever hole in one, at the third hole while playing the Great Southwest Golf Course. He also blew out all the candles on his birthday cake.

— Darwin Day, Grand Prairie

Cheers: To everyone at Care Plus Pharmacy on Henderson Street in Fort Worth for taking such good care of our mother by mailing her prescriptions to her. She loves her telephone conversations with you, and you’re so kind to take such good care of her. God bless you.

— Martha Dawson, Weatherford

Cheers: To the communications department of the Fort Worth school district for winning multiple prestigious awards from the Public Relations Society of America and the National School Public Relations Association. The work of Scott JuVette, Charles Ellis, Becky Slack, Clint Bond, Jennifer Perez, Shara Kelly, Angela Velasquez, Cindy Ybarra and Barbara Griffith is worthy of recognition! Thank you for all you do to showcase the great stories, opportunities and successes within the district.

— Wendy Coleman, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Tarrant County tax assessor for sending us six delinquent tax notices for the gas wells using our mineral rights. We did not receive the tax statements before, or we would have paid them. This should be investigated.

— John and Kay Huggins,


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