Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Fort Worth for a beautiful fireworks show. Jeers to those who parked on freeways, exit/entrance ramps, overpasses and blocked entry/exits to businesses. Common sense isn’t very common anymore. Double jeers to the Fort Worth Police Department for allowing it.

— Tuesday Peacock, River Oaks

Cheers: To First Congregational Church of Christ and Westcliff Neighborhood Association for the awesome Fourth of July parade and block party. It was so much fun, and the block party benefited the Alliances of Churches Food Pantry. Thank you all very much.

— Joe and Sheila Beck,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To local TV news hosts who, during their Fourth of July broadcasts, demonstrated that they did not know the difference between Independence Day and Memorial Day. Thank goodness my children noticed their error. Perhaps a history lesson is in order, ladies and gentlemen.

— Karen White-Dacy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the City of Hurst and their parks and recreation staff for the best-organized and managed, family-friendly July 4 celebration in Tarrant County. Hurst truly is a “Quality of Life” city.

Pat King, Hurst

Jeers: To the lowlife who stole our American flag, most likely on his or her way to the Bedford Boys Ranch holiday celebration and fireworks display. Freedom doesn't mean that you are free to take someone else's property.

— Ken Luehmann, Bedford

Cheers: To the kind person who found my Sam's Club card and MasterCard that I accidently dropped at the gas pump at Sam's Club on Bryant Irvin Road. You took the time to turn them in to the office and saved me a lot of anxiety. I appreciate your honesty.

— Carol Lindsay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kroger Marketplace in Mansfield. One for the nice flower lady who gave my two boys each a free balloon and the other for some unknown honest person for turning in my lost purse to customer service. May God bless you both.

— Sharon Zabloski, Mansfield

Cheers: To the Boy Scouts for voting to allow gay Scouts. It gives the young gay Scouts a chance to show the leaders of all religions (and the non-religious) the true meaning of respect, acceptance, morals, integrity and how to live one’s life honestly.

Carole Allen, Hamilton

Cheers: To James Hickey of Springtown for his letter to the editor July 4 regarding Monsignor Hart's decision to withdraw St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church's sponsorship of their Boy Scout troop. We have left this parish and joined another Catholic parish where loving everyone is the message.

— Debbie Krejci, Keller

Cheers: To United Electric Coop of Burleson and Rogers Construction who dug up our grass to repair a buried line and replaced it with new sod. That night, rain caused the ground to sink 2 feet. We called the Coop, and Rogers Construction repaired it within three hours. Excellent service.

— Ron and Elaine Miller,


Cheers: To Stuart Fraser and Mike Barack for their commitment to the Brahmas and for keeping the franchise in Tarrant County. Jeers to Mike Atkinson and the “local” owners who ran the team in the ground this past season.

— Collin Wilson, Haslet

Cheers: To the kind gentleman in the red Ram pick-up that gave us the ratchet tie-down when our new box spring had to go on top of our Explorer at the Keller BigLots July 7. You, sir, are a shining example of why we love living in Texas.

— Susan and Steve Madden,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To all those smart enough to know that, constitutionally speaking, God doesn't matter. And Jeers to Rick Perry for governing from the Bible instead of for the people.

— Charles Goodwin, Benbrook

Cheers: To our local Ace Hardware for their pre-July 4 ad promoting patriotism not only by a sale price on the American flag but also offering to dispose of one's old, worn flag in an honorable manner. God bless America and Ace Hardware.

— Reba McMinn,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the electric company that advertises nonstop on TV. The only think they do in a flash is empty your wallet. Cheers to the local electrician in Dallas, my son and his new wife found, who was able to install three new electrical outlets without taking out another loan on their new house.

Pam Romine, Gordon

Cheers: To Aaron, a technician at Best Buy in Mansfield, for restoring my existing iTunes library to my new Microsoft Surface Pro. After I’d spent countless hours trying to figure out how to transfer my library of over 800 downloaded songs, he fixed it all in less than 10 minutes.

Becky Moore, Fort Worth

Cheers: To neighbors Tracy and Guy for their removal of three large cottonwood trees. We realize that this removal was costly, but the air and community is improved for their actions. Owners of property where cottonwood trees grow could be a hero if they would consider removal of the trees.

— Clel & Doug Myres,

Edgecliff Village

Cheers: To the staff at River Oaks post office for their courtesy and friendliness accompanied by smiles. Our family does not live in River Oaks, but we go out of our way to enjoy the down-home hospitality. Keep up the good work, y'all.

— Marty Minton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Donald and Keith Kelly (KMP Graphics) for allowing the Burleson Heritage Foundation the use of their 1943 Farmall "M" tractor in the Lions Club 4th of July Parade in Burleson. We pulled our 1900-1910 railway baggage cart with this sweet old Farmall. Thank you.

— Dale Dexheimer,


Cheers: To the individuals who, on June 10, paid for the lunches of two older women who were belatedly celebrating their May birthdays at the Red Lobster. Generous donations have been made to Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizen Services to pay for meals for other seniors.

— Thelma Swindell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To all the physical therapists and occupational therapists at Texas Care Rehab on Alabama Street, especially Heather and Julie. Also to nurse Glenda and aide Aaron. They were wonderful.

— Helen Martinez, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice man at the Bedford Wal-Mart who helped us when our grandson’s leg got stuck in the shopping basket. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.

— Terri Covey, Bedford

Jeers: To Wendy Davis for engineering the abortion freight train to promote her political career. And jeers to Planned Parenthood for cashing in on it.

— Kathy O'Neil, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Burleson Thunder Pony League team for winning every game and the championship trophy at the Granbury tournament July 6. Congratulations.

— P.A. Jones, Arlington

Jeers: To adult leaders of the church youth group soliciting money for a youth conference on South Hulen Street June 29. You're teaching them to beg instead of work. With some planning, you could have organized bake sales, hire-a-youth-for-a-day, etc., letting them earn the money.

— Laura Clark, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Ross Geyer at Fairway Meadows Neighborhood Association for being a faithful volunteer for years, managing our 40-year-old sprinkler system on our 9-acre property. Thank you. We miss seeing you walking all over our property.

— Jorja Horner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Celestine Ichoku, staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart in north Arlington, who after I fainted was quick to react, treat me and after EMS released me, checked out my purchases and insisted he drive me home. Great that Wal-Mart has truly professional, dedicated staff.

— Judy Howard, Grand Prairie

Cheers: To the employees at Dutch’s who found my purse, and to the kind manager who returned it to me after thay had closed. I can’t thank you enough.

— Theresa Thompson, Benbrook

Jeers: To Jon Daniels, trying to be like Jerry Jones, giving big contracts to players not producing. What example is he sending to our young people? Daniels is making the Rangers the laughingstock of baseball.

Julia Bridges, Hurst

Cheers: My daughter and I were in line at the checkout counter of Sam’s Club. I discovered the credit card I presented was unacceptable. As we were making other arrangements, Paula Ward, whom I did not know, said, “Put that on my bill.” She is an angel.

Norma Mills,

North Richland Hills

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