Cheers: To Fort Worth Sister Cities and Fort Worth’s sister city, Nagaoka, Japan, for putting on the best Fourth of July celebration to commemorate their 25 years of friendship. The Taiko drummers and fireworks were different and beautiful.— Rose Knoop, Bedford Jeers: To state Sen. Wendy Davis for filibustering a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. I don’t think people realize how far along 20 weeks is. Those babies can be saved and can then live. Shame on you, Wendy! — Jackie Moore, Fort Worth Jeers: To Wendy Davis, who is beholden to her liberal party instead of God. Killing unborn babies is against the teachings of Christianity. — Del Gabaldon, Grapevine Jeers: To those who applaud Wendy Davis and her ability to stand for 11 hours promoting unfettered access to abortion. With more than 80,000 infants aborted in Texas just in 2011, how is Davis heroic? These babies will never be able to stand at all, thanks to people like her. — Stephanie Malloy, Arlington Jeers: To Gov. Rick Perry for his costly “special sessions” to usurp laws and infringe on women’s rights, as in abortion matters. Couldn’t he better spend the taxpayers’ money on real problems, like funding for the folks in West? — April Rogers, Fort Worth Cheers: To Gov. Rick Perry for having the courage to speak for the unborn, who have no voice but ours. Our youth are our hope for the future. Just where is our future headed? — Doris Grissom, Fort Worth Jeers: To the city of Hurst for not returning my call when I inquired about the procedure to get a duck-crossing sign on my street. Cheers to drivers who slow down for them anyway. — Ann Shaw, Hurst Cheers: To Ginny Smith, the extremely friendly and efficient employee of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth who checks in women at the Doris Kupferle Breast Center. Ginny has been at Harris for 37 years, and I always look forward to seeing her smiling face and visiting for a while. Thanks, Ginny! — Jerri Watt, Fort Worth Cheers: To the staff of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services who keep the Krauss-Baker Park playground and the stream bank trail clean for the residents and the wildlife who enjoy it. — Frances Allen, Fort Worth Jeers: To the CEO who posted on the website industryweek.com that he could hire three Mexican workers for the cost of one health insurance policy for an hourly worker in Fort Worth. — Mathew Cerutti, Burleson Cheers: To the free Burleson newspaper, Connection, for the front-page story on CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Cheers to the CASA staff for supporting its volunteers. — Doris Wallace, Burleson Jeers: To the inconsiderate, immature neighbors in the Lincolnshire division for Willow Creek who mow their lawns at 6 a.m. during the week. — Steve Exner, Fort Worth Cheers: To the wonderful, honest couple who found my wallet by the Lake Weatherford marina and drove to my house to return it. I was so surprised that I forgot to get their names or offer a reward, which awaits them if they contact me. Nice to know there are still honest people. — Jerry Bennett, Weatherford Cheers: To the Veterans Affairs Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and VA North Texas Health Care System for the wonderful services provided. Thanks to all the administrative, medical and maintenance staff as well as the many volunteers for a job well done! — Terry Sisson, Haltom City Jeers: To the director and upper management of an assisted living facility that unfortunately puts profits before people. Seniors pay thousands per month to dine on chili dogs, pizza, mystery chicken and heavily salted foods for dinner. Seniors would be better off at Costco — for only $1.50, a hot dog or pizza slice plus a drink. Assisted living or restricted living? — Harriet Selig, Fort Worth Jeers: To a nearby fire department — not North Richland Hills’. A cat was stuck in the top of a tree at an apartment complex and the fire department already was there in response to another incident. They wouldn’t help get the cat down. — Vicki O’Brien, North Richland Hills Cheers: To Texas Christian University athletic programs in rifle, men’s and women’s track and men’s golf. Three national championships: rifle smallbore, Charles Silmon (100 meters) and Lorraine Ugen (long jump); the men’s golf team advanced to the NCAA championships with Julien Brun a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award. Congrats to coaches Monez, Anderson, and Montigel. Thank you for all you do for TCU. — Richard Sybesma, Fort Worth Cheers: To Fort Worth police officers Carwell and Johnson. I had a minor traffic accident and the other driver was so over-the-top angry that I was afraid. When the officers arrived, their presence and professionalism toned down his anger and calmed the entire situation. Thank you for your service to our community! — Elizabeth Hawkins, Fort Worth Cheers: To Pam Minick. For 25 years, she has never denied my charitable requests on behalf of various organizations. Her donations have helped feed the elderly of the county, fund educational programs internationally and bring tourism dollars to the DFW area. She has truly helped make Fort Worth a synonym for generosity, hospitality and quality entertainment. Thank you for all you’ve done. — Kathy Jones Robertson, Fort Worth Cheers: To Jesse with the Haltom City Water Department for swiftly taking care of my recent problem. He is an affable young man and a great public relations example for the city. Kudos to his supervisor for employing such an extraordinary person. Jesse is a keeper. — J.W. “Jerry” Robbins, Haltom City Cheers: To Jennie of Rush Creek Baptist Church. On June 14 she graciously assisted me when I had a flat tire. She found a worker at the church who changed my tire, and she stayed with me until I was safely on my way. Thanks for making a bad day into a fantastic experience. I will pass this kindness forward. — Juliette Westphal, Arlington Jeers: To a home health caregiver who stole a 65-year-old custom-made wedding ring that means the world to me. All the insurance money in the world can’t replace it. Double jeers to the healthcare provider who did nothing more than say “sorry” over the phone. — Billyevan Benton, Fort Worth Jeers: To myself for not paying attention at the roundabout on Norwood Lane. I am so sorry for the young man and his dogs, whom I did not see. I feel really bad. — Marcie Stifter, Arlington Cheers: To Christian Brothers Automotive in Weatherford for being so helpful on a day when I hit a tire on Interestate 20 and damaged my car. They had it repaired in a short time and at no charge. Great service. — Barbara Osborn, Weatherford Cheers: To Jason Fowler and the entire team at McKay and Fowler, Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry on Bryant Irvin Road. They came highly recommended and exceeded expectations. They do caring, superior work with your comfort and satisfaction paramount. — Lucille Jones, Burleson Cheers: To my aunt, who lives in River Oaks and will be 99 years young on July 24. She recently had her driver’s license renewed for two years and has never had an at-fault accident. — Paul C. Brown, Burleson Cheers: To the gentleman who found my walking cane and brought it to my house. Thank you so much. — Mrs. J.B. Waggoner, Poolville Cheers: To Charles, who helped fix my rear-view mirror that fell off at Auto Zone. May God bless you. — Martha E. Ewing, Fort Worth Jeers: To U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey. What’s wrong with voter ID? You go to the doctor and they want an ID. And at the airport you show an ID. — Zelma Hudson, Hurst Jeers: To a major electronics chain for failing to honor a commitment of a $10 rebate for every $50 spent. I have been trying for 40 days to get these rebates to no avail. Cannot get through on the company’s website or phone. Had hoped to use these for Christmas gifts, but I still don’t have them. I am owed four of them. The rebate offer is the reason why I purchased the item. — Terry Ward, Arlington
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