Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To honoring the U.S. with the national anthem before a major league ballgame. It’s time to re-institute the singing of Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch. A whole generation of kids is missing out on this joyful part of the game.

— Josh Rosenfeld, Granbury

Cheers: And a million thanks to firefighters from Fort Worth, Burleson, Rendon, Everman and Edgecliff. Their brave and selfless efforts saved homes in the Panther Heights neighborhood during a recent wildfire. We are forever indebted to you. May God bless and continue to watch over you.

— Kathleen Rubenkoenig,


Jeers: To your (July 13) “Talkback” column. “This old spouse” wrote that if Democrats prayed harder to Satan, they would prevail. That is a very hypocritical statement. Do all Republicans go to Heaven? I think not.

— Sue Ann Beckner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful, professional staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, fifth floor, that were responsible for my care during my recent stay at the hospital. The attentiveness of the staff enabled me to recover quickly

— Dale Reisdorfer, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Harris Packaging for helping me through my difficult time during my stroke. You treat your employees like family.

— Barbara Linda Ellis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department herpetologist saying not to use the “snake-killing” mesh. What about all the good people and good pets who are attacked by the many copperheads slithering through private property? Takes money and months to recover from a bite. Who has the rights? I am thinking the humans.

— Ellyn King, Southlake

Cheers: To Keri Hodges at the new driver’s license office on Brentwood Stair Road. She was extremely helpful, accommodating, and patient with my grandson recently in getting his learner’s permit. He was a little apprehensive going in, and she made the process easy and painless. Thanks.

— Gil Sanderson, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Colleyville workout facility and to the man who injured my 5-year-old son and screamed obscenities at my wife.

— Rob Karper, Grapevine

Cheers: To Drs. Blue, Young, McNeal and the staff of Harris Parkway Animal Hospital for their professional and compassionate care of our beautiful little Heidi. You were with us all the way during her struggles and our goodbye to her.

— Donna Medlock and family, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff at Banfield Pet Hospital Fort Worth Ridgmar store, especially veterinarians Allen, Kelley Studdard and Kelly Triana for the excellent and loving care they gave our Chihuahua “Mister Yoda” over the years. Special thanks to Kelly Triana for her compassion and understanding in our time of grief.

— Charman and Chuck Adams, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth Sister Cities volunteers who made the Fourth of July week visit by 60 Japanese friends so memorable.

— Tom Brents, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Dr. Barbara Birdwell and her excellent staff for saving my life on July 5. Woke that morning and could not breathe. Called my doctor’s office, and Dr. Birdwell saw me immediately and hit me with every breathing medication she had. I was so lucky not to have had to deal with an ER!

— Coralie Key, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the new thrift store Godswill Resale on Camp Bowie Boulevard West in Fort Worth. What an uplifting experience in thrifty shopping. They have great merchandise, great prices, great decorating, and great music. It will be our new and lasting place for browsing, relaxing and buying.

— Patti McCoy and Naomi

McDonald, Fort Worth

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 service department of SouthWestMitsubishi in Weatherford. Always friendly, helpful, and fair.

— Donna Soules, Fort Worth

Cheers: A large group from our church attended brunch at the Winewood Grill restaurant in Grapevine Sunday. They were so willing to help us. Our reservations kept changing and then it rained, and they allowed us in early. Service and food were fabulous. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

— Pat Oliver,


Cheers: To the nice young couple who paid for my purchase at the Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store in River Oaks. You said you did it because you wanted to bless someone. You certainly did that. I will be sure to pass it along. Thank you very much for your kindness.

—Cecil Baker, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice people who paid our dinner check at the Posados Cafe in bedford on a Thursday evening a few weeks ago. This World War II vet and his wife appreciate your kindness, and you made our day.

— Tom and Barbara Quigley, Bedford

Jeers: To the manager at a Benbrook fast-food restaurant who allowed a loud, foul shouting match between two workers, one on duty and the other off. This happened in front of lunch customers. Cheers to the young man who tried to talk to the manager about what had happened.

— Don and Ruby Bressman,


Cheers: To the young man who changed our tire after we had a flat on Interstate 20 just west of Bryant Irvin Road. Cheers also to the patrol officer who arrived with lights flashing and directed traffic safely past us. We offered compensation, but our “angel” said “pass it forward and God bless you.”

— Homer Johnson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kelly Kraus, director, husband Eddie and all volunteers, teachers and helpers for an exciting, inspiring vacation Bible school at John Knox Presbyterian Church in River Oaks.

— Jamie Fox, Saginaw

Cheers: To Euless B&B Wrecker Service employee Lisa and the tow-truck driver for their recent assistance. Their courteous, professional and prompt response was appreciated.

— Phyllis Kindlinger, Bedford

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Water Department. I walk my neighborhood almost daily. We have Stage 1 restrictions. Given that approximately one-third of the houses aren’t following the required schedule, there apparently is no enforcement. The Lawn Whisperer is great, but stronger reminders need to be made.

— Robert Turk, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Patty Wallace who recommended our critically ill son be moved from a local hospital to Kindred Healthcare. Thanks to the doctors and nurses in ICU and the second-floor staff for their amazing care. He is now recovered and has moved back to Richland Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center under Patty’s care.

— Shirley Withers, Haltom City

Cheers: To Sunbelt Rentals on U.S. 377. They went out of their way to help me with my clogged Blue Rhino.

— Pete Test, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jimmy Gill and his amazing staff from Broadway Animal Clinic in Haltom City for the recent low-cost shots clinic to allow local senior citizens to immunize their pets. We appreciate you taking part of your Saturday to do such a nice thing for the community.

— Bobbi Arthur, Haltom City Senior Center

Cheers: To Fire Chief Fite, Lt. Fallon and Mr. Havoron of the Grand Prairie Fire Deptartment. They made us feel comfortable and safe when our car stalled last week. It was a 103-degree day, and we were to meet a son for lunch.

— Evan and Carolyn Callahan,


Jeers: To the president of a local credit union that closed my minor daughter’s account for inactivity and sent the money to Austin without notice to me. Sir, your customer-service skills are woefully lacking, and so now you’re going to lose far more than $26.94 of my future business.

— Dee Potter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Humane Society of North Texas for investigating a cruelty concern and reporting their results within 48 hours of my cruelty report. The animals of this area are fortunate to have a private non-profit so dedicated.

— Donna Riggs, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the mother of the crying baby at Walmart July 16. Telling him you know he is hungry does nothing for his well-being. Babies never know you’re busy, just that they need love and care. Shame. Shame.

— Mackilee Martin, Fort Worth

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