Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital for taking great care of Arlington Police Detective Charles Lodatto and his family. We also thank the quick response of the officers on scene and the Fire and EMS personnel for their care, which is credited for saving his life.

— Randle Meadows, president, Arlington Police Association

Cheers: To the Pantego paramedics, firefighters and police. My friend’s miniature horse and Shetland pony were attacked by African bees. They desperately tried to save them. It was not to be, but my thanks go out to them for trying.

— Lucy Kusluch, Springtown

Jeers: To the Haltom City officer who ran over industrial-strength glue and splashed it up on my SUV Tuesday. Two hours and two car washes later, I think it’s almost gone.

— Tammy Southard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Austin Neely and the staff at Advanced Animal Centre for their knowledge, compassion and caring of our sweet Taz. They always treated Taz like he was their own. A special thanks to groomer Lindsey who always treated Taz with gentle, loving hands, helping to make his final days happy and comfortable.

— Jacquie Wilborn, Euless

Cheers: To the nice man who paid for my and my 89-year-old mother's meals at Mac’s Steaks & Seafood in Colleyville. My mother, who has dementia, was absolutely thrilled. I will definitely pay it forward.

— Virginia Van Cleave, Bedford

Cheers: When Gov. Rick Perry turns to the Bible, he is truly seeking the most absolutely correct guidance. You who jeer this best beware. This world in which you live belongs completely to God. He made it.

— Betty K. Layland, Haltom City

Jeers: To the people who drive faster than the speed limit in our neighborhood — 20 mph is pretty slow, so yeah, we can tell you are flying way too fast next to my children walking on the sidewalk. Please slow down or find another neighborhood to cut through.

— Alean Kennedy, Saginaw

Cheers: To Birdville and the surrounding communities for your support and prayers. Colby’s healing has doctors amazed. Colby and Caleb appreciate your kindness. You have helped us through this nightmare. Keep the Key and Clifton families in prayer. You allowed God to show his love in our most desperate time.

— Colby and Caleb Wade and family and Bob and Doylene Beene, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Bedford for providing the dog park, but Jeers for the many grass burs there. We took our “granddog” this past Saturday and left because she got stickers in her curly coat. Took her to the one in Euless. Cheers to Euless. Much nicer facility. No grass burs.

— Sue Gilman, Bedford

Jeers: To Six Flags for charging a $7.99 processing fee for the privilege of buying a ticket online. That’s 17.75 percent of the ticket cost. And what kind of “processing” do they do for a print-at-home ticket?

— Karl Kessel, Arlington

Cheers: My U.S. flag flies every day. One day in July the rope broke. I was not home. Upon returning I found the flag folded on the porch, thanks to a gentleman in a wheelchair who comes by, stops and salutes it each day.

— B.J. Scoggins,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the very nice person who found a small red envelope at the Omni, July 22, and turned it in to security. It contained several cards that would have taken weeks or months to replace. Your honesty is to be admired and I thank you so very much.

— Jo Ann Schimmel,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the people responsible for the additional cost of parking at the Will Rogers Senior Citizens Fair held in October of each year. This represents costs that seniors, who work very hard for a few extra dollars, need not bear.

— Dottie Jean McKinley,


Jeers: To an Arlington burger restaurant which uses Facebook to advertise. They delete any negative feedback. No attempt to contact me — they just delete the comment. Poor customer service and a loyal customer now lost forever.

— David J. Howell, Arlington

Cheers: To Tracy Smith and his crew with Oncor for working day and all night July 4 and July 5 to repair the default in the electric lines in our neighborhood. Incredible to have a team like this work with concern and dedication.

— Sheri LaQuey, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the state for supplying a website ( for informing and reporting litterers! I use it all the time, hope everyone else will too!

— Cathy Seifert, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the NFL. They will not allow purses in the stadium. I can use a 1-gallon plastic bag as a purse. What idiot decided that? Not sure the world wants to see the contents of my purse. So, ladies, before you go to a Cowboys game, leave your purse at home.

— Betty Watson, Trophy Club

Jeers: To all the rookie Texas Rangers baseball fans. Please sit down when on your cellphone or counting your money. The fans behind you came to watch the ballgame, not to see your backside. You paid for a seat. Sit in it.

— Randy Geisel, Arlington

Cheers: To Bryan, manager of Fitness HQ in Fort Worth. He went above and beyond to make sure this spin enthusiast went home with the perfect indoor cycle at a fair price. Customer service is not dead.

— Lynda Lewis, Burleson

Jeers: To employers who conduct job interviews at Starbucks.

— Brian Williams,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To whoever is responsible for maintenance at the Camp Bowie Boulevard West and West Loop 820 intersection. In the landscaped areas, on all corners, the weeds are so high they block a driver’s view of traffic. The weeds are at least 4 feet tall and thriving better than the plants and trees.

— Cathy Clements, Fort Worth

Jeers: To KXAS/Channel 5. They brought us a "Breaking News" story that George Zimmerman was stopped for speeding in Forney on Sunday. No ticket was even issued. All you did was alert a lot of people that he was in Texas and in a gray pickup. Shame on you.

— Ruby Bressman, Benbrook

Jeers: To those releasing the video of George Zimmerman who was pulled over for speeding in Forney. You discriminated against him because of his name. You and the media put a life in danger. You should be held accountable. Cheers to the officer for treating him like anyone else.

— Audrey Blackmon, Mansfield

Cheers: To the nice man on a motorcycle who pulled up at the Sublett Road-U.S. 287 intersection to let me know my gas cap was off and dangling. When I pulled over, he rode up beside me, replaced it, and then waved and said to have a wonderful day.

— Wendy Stoecker, Arlington

Cheers: To the Fort Worth police for writing tickets for parking the wrong way, a safety hazard. Jeers to those to complain about enforcement.

— Markus Kypreos, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Paul Pompa and his associates in the emergency room at Harris Southwest Hospital on the night of July 10 for the treatment received. You folks are a great team.

— Charles Beneze, Fort Worth

Cheers: I was having dinner at Furr’s Family Dining. When I got ready to pay, I found out a service man paid my bill. God bless you.

— Jo Brown, Fort Worth

Cheers: We thank the couple who were so nice to us on July 24 at Red Hot & Blue on Texas 26 in Hurst. We were so pleased when we were told the couple seated next to us had paid for our dinner. We appreciated their thoughtfulness. Kindness like that will be returned to them.

— Shirley and Larry Brock,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To a young client who requested work on three extra trees not listed on the original bid, then only paid the original bid amount for all the work. Shame. You refused to pay the full amount for services rendered.

— Shelia Cornett, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Animal Control for arriving quickly to a call in Fairmount about loose dogs who killed a cat. They picked up the dogs and cited the owners. Jeers to dog owners in Fairmount and Ryan Place who let their dogs roam free to kill over 18 cats last month.

— John MacFarlane, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Greg Wied, Jennifer and staff of Mayfair Village Animal Hospital of Hurst. Thank you for being such wonderful caretakers of our Ozzy Bear and especially for yesterday, helping Ozzy (and us) during his peaceful transition into Heaven.

— Shauna Glatz, Colleyville

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