Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To James Robison and his wife, Betty, on their marking five decades of marriage and ministry! See the excellent article in the Star-Telegram on July 20. By the way, I’m Catholic.

— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind gentleman who interrupted his trip to Brock with a stop to change our blown-out tire on Interstate 20 between Sweetwater and Abilene! We will definitely pay it forward! Cheers also to the very helpful car rental agent at the Abilene airport who exchanged the car and got us back on the road quickly and efficiently! Thank you! Wonderful service!

— Sherrill Gerard and family,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To President Obama and his administration for interfering with our nation’s justice system after George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Quit stirring up trouble by trying to change the verdict.

— Michael H. King, Arlington

Jeers: To all those who thought the George Zimmerman verdict was fair. If they do not see the stupidity of the verdict now, they would see it quite clearly if the next Trayvon Martin is their child.

— L.D. Jackson, Granbury

Cheers: To the gentleman with a church group at Six Flags Over Texas on July 15. He gave us an extra admission ticket that he had purchased. It made our day. We will pay it forward.

— David and Angela Crow,


Cheers: To the lady who found my keys as she was walking in southeast Arlington and was kind enough to return them to LA Fitness. Thank you so much. I’m glad my LA Fitness membership card was attached.

— LaShonda Christopher,


Cheers: To Cindy, the young lady with her and the gentleman who picked me up when I slipped and fell in that nasty mess at John Peter Smith Hospital. I did crack my kneecap.

— Shirley Heller, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the friendly professional cardiac rehab staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. They’re always smiling, upbeat and optimistic. I always look forward to my sessions with them because of the encouragement and caring I receive. We’re blessed to have them in Fort Worth.

— Bette Pendley, Aledo

Cheers: To MedStar EMS and the great team I had the pleasure of riding out with during a recent weekend. Thank you for your help and hospitality!

— Whitney Dawn Amburn,


Cheers: To Cesar and Sylvia Becerra for going above and beyond the call of duty when cleaning my house! I’ve never seen two people work so hard for so long. You’re the absolute best! If you want your house really clean, I highly recommend Cesar and Sylvia.

— Jodie Wright-Tepfer, Bedford

Cheers: To Waters, Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine. As first-time guests, our party had a bit of a bumpy start, but the graciousness of manager Laine Hetzler and the hospitality of server Valerie made up for it and ensured that all of us will be returning for more visits.

— Benji Flores, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the “pink angel” at the Target store at Ridgmar who anonymously gave us a $50 gift card at the checkout lane to help pay for school supplies that Spark Worldwide purchased. Her generosity will help provide backpacks full of school supplies for needy children in Johnson County.

— Rus and Pam Artmier,


Cheers: To Luke, Chris, Christopher F., Justin, Anthony and Eric at Luke’s A+ Professional Moving for an awesome job moving us to Spring Hill, Tenn. They went above and beyond our expectations. Great job! God bless you guys.

— Anne and Tara Nichols,

Spring Hill, Tenn.

Cheers: To former President Jimmy Carter for speaking out about the government spying on our phone calls, etc.

— Paul Skiff, Benbrook

Cheers: To the X-ray staff at Concentra for finding and bringing to me the earrings I absentmindedly left behind after I took them off for the X-ray. They were a Valentine present from someone very special!

— Lyndsey Stewart, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the two women who needed three seats at the Fort Worth Library’s Thursday Jazz event on July 18 — one for each of them and one for their purses — while the standing-room-only crowd hunted for seats and the staff worked feverishly to set up more chairs. Cheers to the Fort Worth Library Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful public event.

— Linda Howarth, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the guy who helped me jump-start my dead battery at the Sonic Drive-In on Western Center Boulevard in a pouring rain while his food got cold. His kind act helped me make it to an important appointment. He refused my offer to pay for his food, but I’ll be sure to pay it forward.

— Mike Devine, Roanoke

Jeers: To the young woman driving westbound on the Alliance Gateway Freeway in a black Kia Forte with Illinois plates at 2:20 p.m. on July 23. Was the texting you were doing at 60 mph so important that it was worth endangering the lives of the two children in the back seat?

— David McGuire, Keller

Cheers: To Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Stricklin, who rescued my “lost” dog from a dangerous street, cared for her overnight (even bathed her), then troubled themselves next morning to call Officer Bowers at Bedford Animal Control to learn if anyone had reported the loss of the dog. Mr. Stricklin then returned Prissy to me!

— Norman Spray, Bedford

Cheers: To the man who stopped to help me finish fixing my flat bike tire well after 9 p.m. Your help and car lights were a blessing.

— Austin Sissom, Benbrook

Cheers: To Bob and James in electrical at Home Depot on Interstate 35 South and Sycamore School Road. They performed an outstanding job of customer service for a couple of senior citizens who needed help. They went way beyond the call and we are extremely grateful.

— Helen Boyer, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind man who called after finding my son’s disc at Veterans Park. He left it for us to pick up. I appreciate the young man’s honesty and for calling. Jeers to whoever took it before I got there.

— Kathee Barton, Arlington

Jeers: To people who throw trash out of their cars at Risinger and Hulen streets as if the area were a landfill. I’m tired of picking it up!

— Sandra Coombes, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Crowley firefighters for their quick response to a grass fire on July 5. Their professionalism saved our home and others in the Panther Heights neighborhood. We’re forever indebted to you. God bless you all. May angels always watch over you.

— Kathleen Rubenkoenig,


Cheers: To the wonderful doctors and staff at VCA Animal Medical Center in Fort Worth. Your outstanding care for Simon and Scout for more than 12 years helped extend their lives. Your comfort for us when it came time to let them go means so much. Special cheers to Dr. Barger and Mary. Simon and Scout knew you loved them, too.

— Marsha R. West, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the grown man and teenager who stole my 18-year-old daughter’s car. Be ashamed. You made it very difficult for her to get to work and school. The car was retrieved with no radio, a cracked manifold and transmission damage.

— Ann M. Cruz-Favela,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Paul’s Cruises in Arlington for the exceptional service that they have provided on our recent two cruises in the Caribbean and Alaska. From agent Debra to the owners, Tom, Rita and Christy Paul, they are always professional, friendly and helpful. Their service made for truly fantastic and memorable vacations.

— Lil and Kathy Brown,


Cheers: To Alexandra Buckner of Haslet for hosting her 10th birthday party at Veterans Memorial Air Park! Instead of birthday presents for herself, she asked her guests to bring donations to help support the museum. Her selfless gift will help the museum with preservation and restoration expenses.

— Donna Hodgson, Grapevine

Jeers: To the Fort Worth police for giving my fiance a $30 parking ticket for parking with the car facing the wrong direction. All of the residents park the wrong way all the time. Apparently only visitors to the neighborhood get tickets.

— Allison Reynolds, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Junior Golf Association for another great boys and girls tournament. Special thanks to “Tuck” and especially Jim Ford for the gracious, professional way they encouraged and enlightened our young players.

— Maureen Appell, Boyd

Jeers: To the rude, hateful, obnoxious husband and wife who constantly cause problems on our street. We pray that God brings you inner peace so that you can become likeable neighbors.

— Donald and Karen Brown,

Fort Worth

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